Many of my guests are really passionate about Japanese food and it is always a great honor to get a chance to meet up with such people. This honeymoon couple from Israel was definitely one of them. They were fascinated to try a Japanese style vegetarian meal, including Tofu.
So the main dish was Sushi rolls with green vegetables, pickles and sesame. The couple chose a private lesson so we also did a few vegetable side dishes with three different sauces; sesame sauce, sweet miso sauce and creamy tofu sauce, as well as miso soup with vegetable stock.
They were also very knowledgeable about Japanese history and interested in some antique plates and traditional earthenwares, too.
One of my favorite Japanese earthenware is Oribe-yaki, old potteries in Gifu prefecture and known for its dark green colored glaze. I used my Oribe plates for our eggplant dish at this class and my guests kindly told me that they liked them as well as various food we prepared together.
The next day, the couple surprised me with a news that they bought a rice cooker to take home after my class!
I hope they are now enjoying cooking Japanese food at their sweet home…
Many thanks for coming!