Cooking Class on Jul 28th

Hi there,

There is a lovely couple from U.K attended cooking class.   We had a great time to cook together and enjoyed talking a lot :D.

The class is a birthday gift from Ms. R to her boyfriend Mr. R.

See! both of them are very good at using chopsticks for cooking, not only eating!

 

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The menu on Jul 28th ’16

Mackerel Nanban-zuke

Egg plant miso dengaku (sweet miso paste)

Cucumber sesame vinegar dressing

Rice and Miso soup

dessert

They both LOVED what we cooked. We talked a lot about trip in Japan, how we think about Tokyo for tourists and their life in their country.  After we ate  nice food and talked a lot, I felt like I’m inviting my friends to my house.

Thank you for coming my place, Ms. R and Mr. R.

Good luck for climbing Mt. Fuji!

*what we share in this class

Tsukiji Sushi Place

Sushi Sei   Shin kan

http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide/tokyo_restaurants/sushi/Tsukiji+Sushi+Sei%E3%80%80/796

Hamashige (2F)

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g1066444-d3876010-i167202497-Hamashigezushi-Chuo_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html

 

Many thanks!

Kisshy

 

 

 

 

Jul 27th ’16 Halal food cooking

Today’s class was requested by Japanese woman, Ms. M, who wants to give a class to her Egyptian employee, Ms.D.  Very kind boss!

Ms. M and I take time to decide the menu; what we can cook as Halal food for Ms. D, I decide to cook Tempura, since her food restrictions are either  no alcohol  no pork.

    Today’s menu  Jul 27th ’16

Tempura

various kinds of salt (matcha, seakelp, shiso flavor)

Cucumber sesame vinegar dressing

Steamed eggplant with bonito flakes

Bonito sashimi

rice and miso soup

Matcha cake

I’ve  tested several times to make nice Japanese dashi seasoning without sake and mirin.  Sake and mirin are fundamental seasonings for Japanese food. Finally I found out using mixed dried dashi ( mackerel, shiitake, bonito and sea kelp) instead of using simply dried bonito flakes.  The mixture produces  the complexity of Umami flavor to dashi stock.

I also prepared matcha salt, sea kelp powder and salt and shiso flavored salt as accompany for tempura.

I’m so glad to hear that Ms. M gave me email later, Ms. D enjoyed the class very much.   I did enjoy the class very much, too!

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Many thanks!

Kisshy

 

Japanese cooking class on Jul 13th

It is Ramen Class today!

Menus

Miso Ramen with sautéed ground pork and simmered pork on top

Gyoza

Crushed Cucumber marinated with soy- ginger

Rice

Matcha cake

Welcome to my kitchen, wonderful family from New Zealand and food lover Spanish man!   They loved Miso Ramen. The class was a lot of fun and I laughed a lot during the class. Thank you everyone to make the class delightful!

 I’m glad to hear that the family cooked Ramen after they got back to their home in New Zealand.

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This is Miso Ramen we cooked at the class.

I prepare  chicken soup and simmered pork hours ahead and we will finish wish season the soup, stair fly vegetables and sautéed ground pork  and preparing ramen noodle together at the class.   we made Gyoza in the class. everybody like to wrap the gyoza, and did very well!

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The places we shared at the class….

When there are more than two groups in a class, we often share the trip information.  I often realize that there are many aspect of Tokyo even Japan, like food, hot springs and  amusements but I haven’t know a lot of things. Now I learn a lot from my gests.  I appreciate that very much!

This is a nice sushi restaurant.  The price is super, but believe it worth.

Kyu bei 

http://savoryjapan.com/travel/tokyo/kyubey.html

 

sushi shou   in yotsuya  Alain Ducasses favarite, pricy too

http://www.yelp.com/biz/%E3%81%99%E3%81%97%E5%8C%A0-%E6%96%B0%E5%AE%BF%E5%8C%BA

 

 

This is not that so expensive but really nice sushi. There is a brunch in tsukiji outside of the market.  “Sushi-sei”

http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide/tokyo_restaurants/sushi/Tsukiji+Sushi+Sei%E3%80%80/796

 

This is Okinawa shop in Ginza. The shop might have sea grapes.

https://travel.sygic.com/Japan/Tokyo-Prefecture/Tokyo/Ginza-Washita-Shop/

 

 

This is a website for taco rice in Tokyo  written in Japanese but pics are nice.

http://www.hotpepper.jp/food/KEY0016/f1600594/SA11/

 

 

Many thanks!

Kisshy

 

Japanese Cooking Class Jul 9th ’16

Cooking class as a birth day gift

I had a request  to book from a mom for her daughter’s birthday.  She lives in UK and her daughter lives in Japan.  She wanted to invite her daughter’s friends as well.

What a nice idea to give  a cooking class as a gift!

It seems not easy to handle all four students who were busy for their final term in this season.   Finally we could scheduled on Saturday the 9th.

They are maturated, very polite, lovely young people.

 

Menu on Jul 9th

 Horse Mackerel sashimi and *namerou

Shiitake *namerou tempura

Fried vegetable marinated in soy sauce dashi

Cucumber sesame vinegar dressing

Edamame rice  and Miso soup

Desserts

The birthday girl’s request for the main menu was sashimi.    After the birthday girl and I  exchanged email several times, then I decided to give sashimi class, but I couldn’t have them eat sashimi, why?

I was afraid the existence of anisakis,  food poisoning. Anisakis is a parasitic worm, and there is possibility to live in even sashimi grade horse mackerel.

According to wiki….

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anisakis

You don’t need to scare too much to eat raw horse mackerel. Fresh horse mackerel is sold as sashimi, and I do eat sashimi at home with my family. However, I can’t take risk a risk for just in case of very rare case of the food poisoning.

 

Anisakis is killed by cut up, so it is safe if horse mackerel is chopped up finely by knife. Therefore, I decide cut horse mackerel sashimi up for other dish instead of eating as sashimi.

We made fillet from whole horse mackerel , then prepare as sashimi.  Sashimi was chopped up  and mix with miso and Japanese herb, myoga, shiso leaves and grated ginger.   We call the dish as Namerou. This dish came from fisher man’s idea.

The participants did well filleting of horse mackerel. Then they enjoy cooking  with chatting and laughing.  I believe the birthday girl enjoyed a lot in the class!

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Happy Birthday Ms. E, and have a great summer!

 

Many thanks!

Kisshy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Class on Jul 7th ’16 Tanabata day!

You may see colorful bamboo brunches when you are in Japan in this season. That is Japanese traditional early summer scene.  If you have chance I recommend you to write your wish on the paper strip!

*What is Tanabata? please refer to the bottom of the page ↓↓↓

We have a class on Tanabata day, with a couple from  Switzerland. It was very nice class I could teach them knife technique precicsely. Mis. N loves to cook and she is very good cook, organized and smart. She and her boyfriend loved miso soup and said this is the best miso soup ever!

Today’s Menu on Jul 7th

Horse Mackerel Nanban-zuke

Egg plant and fried thick tofu with sweet miso

Cucumber with sesame-vinegar dressing

Corn rice  & Miso soup

Matcha and read bean cake  & tea

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Thank you Ms. N. to write my first review of TripAdvisor!!

I appreciate a lot! !(^^)!

Many Thanks!

Kisshy

*What is Tanabata?

July 7th is Japanese event of Tanabata, which is a star festival. The event derived  from originally Chinese romantic legend story of the Vega and Artier who are separated by milky way.  We wish to hold their reunion  also we write our wish on a colorful paper strip and hung on the bamboo brunches.  We believe that the wish come true if we write and decollate for bamboo leaves.

Japanese Cooking Class on Jul 6th ’16

It’s Okonomiyaki class!

Thank you for coming the couple from Australia and wonderful women from Indonesia.

Today’s Menu

Okonomi-yaki

egg plant and fried tofu dengaku

cucumber vinegar dressing

corn rice, miso soup

matcha cake

We cooked  okonomi-yaki, savory cabbage pancakes for the main dish. the guests could choose the  ingredients, such as seafood, kimchee, cheese, mochi and corn into  individual basic julienned cabbage and batter mixture. Then cooked in a Hot-plate.  The Hot-plate means portable electronic cooking stove.  We had Okonomi-yaki on the dining table with the hot – plate so that we could enjoy  Okonomi-yaki which the warmth  last  long on the table.

 

Choosing ingredients for individual cabbage mixture….

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Then cook on the Hot-Plate*

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It was such a precious cooking time.

Thank you all!

Kisshy

 

 

 

latest schedule

  • 1-Aug-2016 Mon , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Nanban-zuke Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 0
  • 3-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-18:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: tempura Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 6500 yen, available seats 0
  • 10-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Nanban-zuke Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 2
  • 18-Aug-2016 Thu , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 2
  • 20-Aug-2016 Sat , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 0
  • 22-Aug-2016 Mon , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 0