Chicken Karaage class on August 30th

I welcomed 3 people for the class this morning.  Two young ladies from US and also young lady from Belgium.  The ladies from US requested chicken kara-age, Japanese style chicken fry.

I like to cook with young ladies who came from different countries.  We become closer during cooking time and eventually become like “friends”  during meal time.

This class was also joyful class. Since especially two girls from US would like to learn Japanese cooking, we didn’t have extra chat during cooking. However, after break time, we had such a great time to talk and lol.

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One lady speaks Japanese and I was impressed she studies by herself! That encouraged me to improve my English.

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They wanted to know how to cook Tempura too, so I showed cooking tempura with few vegetables.  They liked them!

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Thank you for the great time, girls!

Kisshy

 

Chicken Karaage & Gyoza class with Melbourne & NY couples

I welcomed 2 couples at this class and both happened to be newly engaged, one of them had got engaged just the day before coming to my class, on top of Mt.Fuji, enjoying the panoramic view of sun rise up there! 

So the class was full of happy feeling from the start and lots of fun talks. The only incident was that  I was too busy chatting to take photos of what we prepared but believe me, they were yummy!

The menus include; pork Gyoza, chicken Karaage (deep-fried with potato starch), Bok Choy style stir fried Komatsuna green. No miso soup for this class as it was a boiling hot summer day. 

My happy guests liked Gyoza and chicken very much. To make Karaage, we marinade chicken pieces in a bag of soy sauce etc. Don’t forget to put some garlic and ginger. You may prepare this a day before if you have time. 

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While wrapping Gyoza, I was asked many questions about our culture and life. Some are not necessarily related to food and very interesting, such as “Why are there no garbage bins on streets nor stations?”, “Do you really eat KFC for Christmas gathering?” etc.  

I simply give my answers on each topic. It may not be accurate, but I suppose it is a good chance to get to know the Real Housewives of Tokyo!? 

I hope they enjoyed their time at my kitchen.

Many thanks for coming!

Akiko

Japanesae cooking class on Oct 13th’16

The cooking class guests today came from Boston  and Seattle in US. I had a request for  Chicken Karaage  as the main dish.

A young couple from Boston had traveled in Japan for a couple of weeks and they flew back to Boston the next day of the class. The other guest, traveled alone  has a culinary background and she is interested in Japanese traditional cooking. It was a great time to cook together with them.

We usually cook bonito dashi stock at the beginning of the class. This stock is fundamental of Japanese taste like chicken stock for French cooking. We cooked the stock at this time as well and shared little cup of the liquid for the tasting.

They “Kanpai!”  Japanese meaning of Cheers! with the stock. I’m glad they understand such aromatic dashi stock flavor.

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  Today’s menu on Oct 13th

Chicken Kara-age s

Shredded cabbage with wasabi dressing

Cucumber sesame dressing

Simmered egg plant

Rice/ miso soup

Matcha pudding

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I usually ask the guests to do the table setting. I believe it is a bit challenging for people who are  not familiar with them but knowing the plate allocation is also good to know Japanese food culture.

Thank you for attending the class. Hope you’ll cook Chicken Kara-age in your kitchen!

Kisshy

Japanese cooking class on Oct 12th

Now almost mid in October, the weather in Tokyo get milder.  It takes long time to cool down and less humidity in this year. It became much easier to spend outside.

I had  guests a family of three from U.S and a man from U.K.  We cooked “amakara karaage don” which is sweet soy sauce dressed Japanese fried chicken over rice with hot spring egg.

“Hot spring egg” is half boiled egg. But the different with normal half boiled egg is  coagulated egg York and liquidity egg while. As you know, Japanese hot spring is not a boiling hot, but keeping stable  high temperature. The certain temperature make egg yolk coagulate faster than egg while.  We Japanese eat fresh egg since it is one of the custom beside the sanitation system is reliable.  This hot spring egg goes with rice bowl with chicken/meat and fresh fish sashimi.

 

img_4514                      All the participants get along with others cooperate during cooking time  and that make  great for talking each other at last the eating time.   We work together to complete delicious food for lunch.

 

 

Menus on Oct 12th

Amakara kara-age don with hot spring egg

Cucumber sesame dressing

Simmered eggplant with dashi-soy sauce

rice/ miso soup

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Many thanks for the great time!

Kisshy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking class schedule

 

Please note that we have two instructors offering different places. Both places are at the midtown Tokyo:

  • Yuki’s kitchen is close to Shibuya Station.
  • Kisshy’s kitchen is close to Yotsuya Station.

  • 4-Nov-2016 Fri , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: Sake no chanchan-yaki(salmon vegie grill miso-taste) , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 0
  • 6-Nov-2016 Sun , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at rental kitchen , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Kisshy , Price: 7000 yen , available seats 4
  • 8-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6
  • 10-Nov-2016 Thu , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: Roll sushi and Karaage(Japanese fried chicken , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 6500 yen, , available seats 0
  • 15-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish:Maki-sushi, Tempura , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 6,500 yen , available seats 1
  • 17-Nov-2016 Thu , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6
  • 29-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6

 

  • 1-Dec-2016 Thu ,10:30-13:30 Meeting at , Shibuya station Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor:Yuki Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6
  • 13-Dec-2016 Tue 10:30-13:30 Meeting at , Shibuya station Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor:Yuki Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6

Latest Schedule as of Oct 25

Please note that we have two instructors offering different places. Both places are at the midtown Tokyo:

  • Yuki’s kitchen is close to Shibuya Station.
  • Kisshy’s kitchen is close to Yotsuya Station.

 

  • 22-Oct-2016 Sat 14:00-17:00 Meeting at Yotsuya Main dish: Ramen Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 24-Oct-2016 Mon ,10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: ramen gyoza Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 0
  • 26-Oct-2016 Wed ,10:30-13:30, Meeting atShibuya Station, Main dish: Tempura, Instructor: Yuki, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 0
  • 28-Oct-2016 Fri ,10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish:  Ramen Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 0

 

  • 4-Nov-2016 Fri , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: Sake no chanchan-yaki(salmon vegie grill miso-taste) , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 3
  • 6-Nov-2016 Sun , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at rental kitchen , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Kisshy , Price: 7000 yen , available seats 4
  • 8-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6
  • 10-Nov-2016 Thu , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: Roll sushi and Karaage(Japanese fried chicken , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 6500 yen, , available seats 1
  • 15-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish:Maki-sushi, Tempura , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 6,500 yen , available seats 1
  • 17-Nov-2016 Thu , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6
  • 29-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6

 

 

 

Updated schedule of Cooking class in Tokyo

Please note that we have two instructors offering different places. Both places are at the midtown Tokyo:

  • Yuki’s kitchen is close to Shibuya Station.
  • Kisshy’s kitchen is close to Yotsuya Station.

 

  • 21-Sep-2016 Wed 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Shibuya station or Shinsen station, Main dish: Oyako-don(Chicken and egg on rice) Instructor: Yuki, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 0
  • 29-Sep-2016 Thu 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 30-Sep-2016 Fri 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Shibuya station or Shinsen station, Main dish:Salmon Nanban zuke Instructor: Yuki, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 2

 

  • 5-Oct-2016 Wed ,10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 0
  • 6-Oct-2016 Thu ,10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Salmon nanban-zuke Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 1
  • 7-Oct-2016 Fri ,10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Yotsuya sanchome Main dish: Ramen Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6
  • 13-Oct-2016 Thu ,10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: karaage, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 3
  • 20-Oct-2016 Thu ,10:30-13:30, Meeting atShibuya Station, Main dish: Vegitarian, Instructor: Yuki, Price: 6000 yen, available seats 1
  • 24-Oct-2016 Mon ,10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6
  • 26-Oct-2016 Wed ,10:30-13:30, Meeting atShibuya Station, Main dish: Tempura, Instructor: Yuki, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 28-Oct-2016 Fri ,10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6

 

  • 4-Nov-2016 Fri , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: Sake no chanchan-yaki(salmon vegie grill miso-taste) , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 4
  • 6-Nov-2016 Sun , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at renta kitchen , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Kisshy , Price: 7000 yen , available seats 6
  • 8-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6
  • 10-Nov-2016 Thu , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed, , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6
  • 15-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6
  • 17-Nov-2016 Thu , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6
  • 29-Nov-2016 Tue , 10:30-13:30 , Meeting at Shibuya station , Main dish: To be discussed , Instructor: Yuki , Price: 5000 yen , available seats 6

 

 

 

 

Latest Schedule of Japanese Cooking Class in Tokyo

Please note that we have two instructors offering different places. Both places are at the midtown Tokyo:

  • Yuki’s kitchen is close to Shibuya Station and Shinsen Station.
  • Kisshy’s kitchen is close to Yotsuya Station.

  • 18-Sep-2016 Sun 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Grilled salmon Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 20-Sep-2016 Tue 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 21-Sep-2016 Wed 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Shibuya station or Shinsen station, Main dish: Oyako-don(Chicken and egg on rice) Instructor: Yuki, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 3
  • 29-Sep-2016 Thu 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 30-Sep-2016 Fri 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Shibuya station or Shinsen station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Yuki, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 2
  • 6-Oct-2016 Thu 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy Price: 5000 yen, available seats 2
  • 7-Oct-2016 Fri ,10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6
  • 13-Oct-2016 Thu 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: karaage, Instructor: Kisshy Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 20-Oct-2016 Thu 10:30-13:30 Meeting atShibuya Station, Main dish: Vegitarian, Instructor: Yuki Price: 5000 yen, available seats 1
  • 24-Oct-2016 Mon ,10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6
  • 26-Oct-2016 Wed ,10:30-13:30 Meeting atShibuya Station, Main dish: Tempura, Instructor: Yuki Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 28-Oct-2016 Fri ,10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6