I had a lovely guest from Portugal today.She likes cooking and wants to learn Japanese home cooking. We exchanged email in advance about the menu what we cook for the class. She prefers cooking which she can recreate them after she’ll come back to her country.
Eventually we decide to cooked
Menu on March 17th
Mackerel cooked in miso sauce,
Shira-ae ( blanched vegetables mixed with tofu sauce),
Pumpkin cooked in sweet soy sauce,
Rice and miso-soup.
As I expected, she has great cooking skill, cutting / chopping fast and tide. I enjoyed cooking with her and wanted to share all my cooking knowledge.
People who take the cooking class are interested in ingredients, cookery, habit and culture. I’d always love to answer and share those questions as much as possible in the class. If I couldn’t give the answer I’ll get back to them by email later. It is such delightful to hear when the attendees in my class go back to their country then have chance to cook Japanese food.
She also tried to visit ramen place “Kimino” in kagurazaka. I always recommend this to attendees to try ramen there.
The ramen there doesn’t contain MSG-food additives. It is not easy to complete making soup for ramen without MSG, since the compound produces UMAMI, and that make the ramen taste nicer.
At the beginning of making ramen recipe for my class, I’ve struggled for making the soup avoiding MSG for a while. I heard the ramen place in kagurazaka by chance which doesn’t contain any food additives.
I visited the place right after I heard. The tiny ramen restaurant is located on cozy, narrow street in Kagurazaka. Inside of the bar is clean and well hygiene, and has warm-welcomed atmosphere.
The ramen there was just impressive. The madam there recommend me to have all the soup. She said the soup doesn’t contain so much salt, ( and of course no chemical added) so it’s good for you. The madam is warm, open minded lady. She also gave me a plenty of advise to make nice soup at home.
Although I haven’t herd the recipe in the ramen bar, I appreciate her that she is my big help for the ramen class nicer, people come to cook and said delicious eventually.
Today’s guest was the first who visited the place. She had a good time, good ramen there according to her report. I appreciate it, very much! I’m looking forward to hearing your Japanese cooking report in Lisbon again.
P.S Thank you for the wonderful review on Trip Advisor!