Okonomiyaki, sometimes called “Japanese pizza,” is a savory pancake which is drizzled with a tangy and sweet sauce and topped with katsuobushi fish flakes. In this Wagyu Beef and Okonomiyaki Making Class, you’ll make Osaka style okonomiyaki, which consists of a flour-based batter with cabbage, green onions, and a variety of mix-ins such as meat or seafood. But this isn’t your basic okonomiyaki. This class will teach you how to make a lighter, healthier version of okonomiyaki, adding lots of green onions for a fresh flavor!
You’ll also cook three simple but classic side dishes, make miso soup from scratch, and grill up succulent slices of Japanese wagyu beef. Wagyu (literally translating to “Japanese beef”) is a Japanese delicacy, which is graded based on marbling, color, texture, yield, and quality of fat. Wagyu is renowned around the world for its high quality, and in this cooking class you’ll learn how to properly prepare it. Succulent juicy wagyu and okonomiyaki should, of course, be paired with a delicious drink. To go with your meal, you can hoose to enjoy a glass of raw sake or plum wine. Those under the legal drinking age of 20 years old can enjoy a sweet koji pudding with brown rice syrup and green tea.
Learn how to make Osaka-style okonomiyaki, the “Japanese pancake”
Indulge in some Japanese raw sake, plum wine, or koji pudding for dessert
After the cooking class, the cooking instructor can show you around the area, including a local shopping street and temple, so you can get a feel for local life in Japan (optional)
One water bottle
Borrow an apron and cooking tools
All ingredients are provided
A drink (raw sake or plum wine) or dessert with green tea
Recipes to take home
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
The meeting location is at Chitose Funabashi Station (Odakyu Line). The host will meet you by the red postal box outside of the ticket gate and will walk you to the cooking class location (an 8-minute walk from the station).
The cooking instructor has a 12-year-old chihuahua named Colin at her house to welcome you! He will stay in another room during the cooking class, but he is very friendly and sweet.