After meeting at JR Nippori station, we walk to my private home which takes only 3 minutes. I will first introduce the food that we’re going to make and the ingredients we will be using for cooking. Then we will make handmade-udon from scratch. We will use our feet to knead the dough because the dough is quite hard. You might be surprised to hear it but this is actually the traditional Japanese way of making it. Don’t worry, it’s all going to be very hygienic! We will cover up the dough with plastic bags and knead it with our feet. We will also make dashi (stock) to make the soup. And as a final step we will make tempura: You will learn how to prepare shrimp and vegetables for tempura, how to fry it and how to display it beautifully on a plate. We will season our tempura with matcha salt. After enjoying the food you made, I will take you to a supermarket where I usually go and introduce the ingredients which we used in the class. Note: *We will use dashi(stock) sachet which is easy to use for udon soup. The one we use in this class is good quality and contains no MSG. *We will use tempura flour for tempura batter. *Both dashi(stock) sachet and tempura flour are commonly used in most Japanese homes. Enjoy learning how Japanese people usually prepare these items.
Note: Please inquire before booking for the date and time if your preferred date & time is not on a calendar. I might be able to change it. I usually conduct classes at 10AM and 4PM. Konnichiwa! I’m Nariko and I offer Japanese cooking classes out of Nariko’s Kitchen, a cooking studio centrally located in Tokyo. I was a child who always liked to help my mother in the kitchen. I gained more interest on cooking when I lived abroad and had a chance to do cooking sessions as part of my job. Until recently, I’ve been teaching Japanese cooking in Malaysia as a cooking instructor and conducted classes for individuals and companies, and also gave cooking demonstration at cultural events. Come join me and try a hands-on cooking class offered in a Japanese home!
All the ingredients
Rental apron, Digital recipe
We will meet at Nippori station, then walk to my house where the cooking classes are held. Nippori is known for "Fabric Town" an area where you can find interesting items if you are into arts and crafts, there are also beautiful traditional streets and many temples to visit. After the cooking class, I will be happy to explain to you how to reach these spots that are only a few minutes walking distance.
I also have "Traditional Japanese sweets & Matcha tea" class. Usually the sweets class is from 10am and Udon class is from 4pm. But if you want to switch the time, please inquire before booking. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, kindly inform me