We had welcomed 19 staff members of Nike company for their team building program. The staffs came from the branches in all over the world and spend several days together in Tokyo. Every one are very close and so cheerful!
We offered making sushi, miso soup and Japanese side dishes. People were divided in 5 groups and each tables competed how well done for cooking and presentation.
After the meal time we had sake tasting and a quiz. They had so much fun at the time.
Thank you for coming our cooking class!
I welcomed a couple from Italy and a repeater participant from Florida. He took my classes last summer and kept laughing me during the class.
Ginger pork we cooked is one of our representative Japanese home dish. I’m glad to share the people how to cook the dish.
Crushed cucumber with sesame sauce
We had a lot of laugh! Thank you Mr,M!
Participants today are a couple from UK and young friends group came from Switzerland. They became close over cooking time and exchange their trip tips in Japan.
Assorted Tempura: summer vegetables and seafood
Cucumber with creamy sesame dressing
Summer vegetables with sweet miso sauce
I’m always impressed the students handle long chopsticks for cooking very well!
I have welcomed a family of 4 people from Michigan.
Their request was karaage, Japanese fried chicken.
6 years old boy participated in cooking at the class.
He is making mochi dough, great job!
I have welcomed a lady and her niece, and a lady from Switzerland.
Today’s request was ramen and Katsudon.
Katudon is a rice bowl with fried pork cooked in egg
One of the woman is an athlete so she needs and loves carbs.
We had a great time to cook together.
I have welcomed 2 ladies, they are Tokyo expats. One lady have just arrive from US and her friend have been in Tokyo more than one year.
They wanted to learn how to cook Japanese ingredients, especially vegetables.
Their request was vegetable tempura. so we cook mainly vegetables in the class.
Summer vegetables with white miso sauce
Cucumber with creamy sesame sauce
Fresh corn cooked with rice
We’ve welcomed a couple from Perth, Australia.
We cooked ramen and gyoza.
I was pretty impressed the beautiful flared gyozas! I’m proud of my students made better gyoza shape than me.
They are also good at handling chop sticks for cooking.
Crushed cucumber with sesame dressing
Today’s students are lovely ladies from Hong Kong and Australia.
Main menu was Nikujaga!
Very trafitional, one of my favorite main dishes “Nikujaga” is like Japanese stew with Beef and Potatoes. Normally I make this the day before because it’s better taste if it keep in the soup longer.
“Sesame spinach salad”Here is she is making Japanese sesame sauce and we put boiled spinach in it. Taste so good !
Here is also one of side dishes called AGEDASHI-Tofu (Fried Tofu with Japanese sauce) and I recommend to eat with graded daikon (Japanese radish).
We exchanged the culture different between Japan,Hong Kong and Australia. It’s always fun and can’t stop talking!
Thank you so much for coming today!
The menu for this class was;
Gyoza dumplings with pork and vegetables, Chicken karrage(Japanese style fried chicken), spinach with Tofu sauce, Miso soup and black rice.
My guests were from Montreal, Canada and they booked the class several months ahead of time! They informed me one of the gentlemen does not eat dairy products so I picked up a creamy white sauce made with Tofu as one of our side dishes.
I hope my guests enjoyed their time at my kitchen!
many thanks for coming!
The main dish was Sushi Rolls with salmon, avocado, Shiso leaves, Takuan(pickled Daikon radish) etc. We also cooked some prawns, heads for Miso soup and the flesh for ball-shaped Temari Sushi.
On this day, I welcomed two big Swiss guys who arrived at Tokyo just 2 days ago. For their body clock, it must be like cooking after midnight, but they were very happy and active, with lots of questions and fun talks!
We also prepared Japanese style fried chicken, Karaage. Batter is not very thick and outside is crispy, inside of the chicken thighs so tender and juicy with good flavor of garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
Of course, I asked my guests to shred our most important staple food, Katsuo bushi (smoked bonito fish), which we used in our Dashi soup stock for Miso soup. We Japanese are almost addicted to this Umami taste & aroma. My Swiss guests found our home-made Miso soup very tasty, too. He even took a very nice photo and send it to me.
Our cooking classes are always REALLY hands on so I am afraid my jet lagged guests might go straight into bed afterwards… but I hope they enjoyed their first home cooking experience at Tokyo apartment.
Many thanks for coming!