Japanese home dish Mckerel Nanban Marinade

I have welcomed two young people from Toronto. They had just graduated university.

 

Since both of them are a good cook,  I would like to introduced Japanese great taste of summer ingredients for lunch.

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Mackerel nanban marinade

Cucumber with creamy sesame sauce

summer vegetables with miso sauce

Edamame rice

Miso soup

Thank you for coming and sharing your life in Toronto!

Kisshy

 

 

 

 

Seafood & Nuka-zuke class

The menu was seafood(Swordfish & Salmon) Nanban-zuke, eggplant with sweet Miso sauce, fresh seasonal Bonito marinade with garlic & ginger, Miso soup with fried Tofu and Choy Sum greens.

At this class, I welcomed young Swedish boys from Stockholm, a couple from Chicago, USA and a Canadian traveller from Ottawa .

A lady from US is very knowledgeble about fermented foods and she is making her own Kimchee, Sauerkraut etc. Naturally she was very interested in our fermented pickles i.e. Tsukemono. I was very happy to have a chance to show my Nuka bed and  we all tasted my Nuka Zuke-ed cucumbers and carrots.

A gentleman from Canada asked me what kind of wood chips Japanese use in making Katsuo Bushi (Smoked Bonito). That was an unusual question but later he turned out to be a semi-professional chef and makes his own smoked food. No wonder!

Congratulations my team  our lunch turned out really yummy !

At our lunch table, my Swedish guests also told us about their exotic fermented food, a kind of canned fish but my old brain hasn’t got enough memory to store this Swedish  name…

He told us that some Swedish people were trying to export this product to Japan at one stage, as we are known as  seafood crazy but not quite succeeded yet.

Thank you all for lots of interesting stories, many thanks for coming!

Akiko

 

 

 

Swordfish Nanban and more ~May 2018~

The menu for  the class was;

<Main dish>

Swordfish & Salmon  Nanbanzuke sauce (fried and marinade with soysauce, vinegar & fresh vegetables)

<Side dish>

Eggplamt with sweet Miso sauce

Spinach with sesame sauce

chicken Karaage

Miso soup with clams & rice

I tend to spend a lot of time explaining about basic ingredients we use for Japanese cooking, such as Katsuo Bushi (Smoked Bonito fish), Konbu, Mirin etc.  Sometimes the tastes of them  are too different for first timers to my country but my two beautiful guests on this day were doing very good.

With Katsuo and Konbu, we made soup stock and used it for Miso soup, as well as spinach sauce and swordfish marinade. They all worked out nicely  &  my guest completed our delicious and authentic lunch!

Later  I learnd that one of my guests was a professional model, another was a title-holder of marathon ( in business suit!?!?  )

Japanese food are rich in nutrition, low in calories so isn’t our food just perfct for them?

I hope they will enjoy cooking our food again in US.

Many thanks for coming!

Akiko

 

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

Schedule as of July 4th

* Number of the participants may be flexible.

  • 6-Jul-2016 Wed 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, okonomi yaki nasudengaku Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 0
  • 7-Jul-2016 Thu 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 9-Jul-2016 Sat 14:30-17:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, sashimi hourse mackarel Instructor/kisshy price :5000 available seats* 0
  • 13-Jul-2016 Wed 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Ramen, roast pork Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 0
  • 27-Jul-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 29-Jul-2016 Fri , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 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
  • 8-Aug-2016 Mon , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Nanban-zuke Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 10-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Nanban-zuke Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 18-Aug-2016 Thu , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 20-Aug-2016 Sat , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 22-Aug-2016 Mon , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 24-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4

Schedule, Musubi Japanese Cooking School,

Yotsuya Station is 5 min from Shinjuku Station, 15 min from Tokyo Station, and 15 minutes from Shibuya Station

Each class offers 1 main dish, 1 side dish, miso soup and rice.

*We usually accept 4 participants in the each class. But if you are more than 5 persons group, we can arrange the class Max 6 at the instructor’s home. When more than 7, we need to set up the other cooking studio, so please let us know.

  • 15-Jun-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Nanbanduke, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 0
  • 22-Jun-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Beef(gyudon), Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 0
  • 6-Jul-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 2
  • 13-Jul-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 27-Jul-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 29-Jul-2016 Fri , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 1-Aug-2016 Mon , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 1
  • 3-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 18-Aug-2016 Thu , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 24-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4

Schedule of Japanese Musubi Cooking School

Schedule of Japanese Musubi Cooking School, as of  now.

 

Yotsuya Station is 5 min from Shinjuku Station, 15 min from Tokyo Station, and 15 minutes from Shibuya Station

Each class offers 1 main dish, 1 side dish, miso soup and rice.

*We usually accept 4 participants in the each class. But if you are more than 5 persons group, we can arrange the class Max 6 at the instructor’s home. When more than 7, we need to set up the other cooking studio, so please let us know.

  • 15-Jun-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Nanbanduke, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 3
  • 22-Jun-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: gyudon, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 0
  • 6-Jul-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 2
  • 13-Jul-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 27-Jul-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
    29-Jul-2016 Fri , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 1-Aug-2016 Mon , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: TBD, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 1
  • 3-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: TBD, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 18-Aug-2016 Thu , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: TBD, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 24-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: TBD, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4

Private Seafood Class with Japanese wine ~February 2018~

The menu was;
Swordfish and salmon with Nanban-zuke sauce
Lotus with Mentaiko(salted Cod roe with red chili)
Eggplant with sweet & savory Miso sauce
Mis soup with clams
Rice, Pickled vegetables (Nuka zuke)

My guest for this class was a foodie lady from Boston, USA, who was interested in trying some Japanese wine (not Sake but wine produced at vineyards here) with Japanese home-cooking meals.

That was a very rare request as we usually choose Sake along with Japanese cooking. Some typical Japanese favorite like Siokara (salted squid) are so yummy with our Sake, but it will be a nightmare to pair it with wine.

On the other hand, there are various seafood dishes in our traditional meals and I love drinking wines from various parts of the world, so why not?

Here we are two happy girls being adventurous and we tried a few pairing! (I am very sorry our food were almost gone in this picture but please kindly think of this as a good sign!?)

I picked up a bottle from Yamanashi prefecture and another from Nagano pref. My guest told me that she has been studying not just wine tasting but also wine making at wineries! It was a perfect opportunity for me to get an authority’s opinion about pairing Japanese dishes with our domestic wines, how she like or not-like each pairing, how she would describe each taste, etc.

The words my guest chose to express her feelings, various aromas and tastes were truly impressive but all I remember now is that it was just a very happy few hours. Next time she is here, I swear I take notes.

Many thanks for coming!
Akiko

Schedule, Musubi Japanese Cooking School, June 4th

Yotsuya Station is 5 min from Shinjuku Station, 15 min from Tokyo Station, and 15 minutes from Shibuya Station

Each class offers 1 main dish, 1 side dish, miso soup and rice.

*We usually accept 4 participants in the each class. But if you are more than 5 persons group, we can arrange the class Max 6 at the instructor’s home. When more than 7, we need to set up the other cooking studio, so please let us know.

  • 8-Jun-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Nanbanduke, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 15-Jun-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Nanbanduke, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 3
  • 22-Jun-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: gyudon, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 0
  • 6-Jul-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 2
  • 13-Jul-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 27-Jul-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
    29-Jul-2016 Fri , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Okonomiyaki, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 1-Aug-2016 Mon , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: TBD, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 1
  • 3-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: TBD, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 18-Aug-2016 Thu , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: TBD, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 24-Aug-2016 Wed , 14:00-17:00, Meeting point: Yotsuya Station, Main dish: TBD, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4

Deco- style Sushi Rolls with Singaporean artist couple, Nov. 2017

This late November class was a bit tough one for me, as I received a request for a special Sushi Roll.

It was the beginning of winter season when everybody would start thinking about Christmas and new year holiday, so my young guest from Singapore suggested me if we could challenge to make a sushi rolls with Xmas tree or snow man patterns!

I have never tried Xmas tree nor Snow man sushi, but I knew one very pretty pattern called ‘star’, with an egg-roll inside. No fresh seafood inside so a little disappointing if you are a Sashimi lover, but her husband does not eat Sashimi so in this case, it worked out even better.

So the menu for this class was fixed as follows;

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Deco Sushi Rolls ‘Star’

Chicken Nanban (sweet and sour, Japanese fusion style deep-fried chicken)

Spinach with sesame sauce

White Miso soup with potato & cabbage

At the kitchen, my guest was very patient and she never got tired until we finally made everything successfully, including home-made egg roll and sweet & sour Nanban sauce ! Her husband also liked the taste of chicken Nanban and the sauce for it, made with mayo, fresh chopped onion & boiled egg.

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Deco Sushi Rolls with star was a time-consuming recipe and it takes a lot of hand works, then you would end up eating a lot of rice, colored and seasoned with a few different ingredients, but it really had an appealing look. Truly ideal for your gathering tables.

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After a few weeks, I heard from my guest that she had made Deco Sushi Rolls back in Singapore! It was such a huge joy to hear and she even created her own design this time, I would call it a plum flower maybe. Here is her photo!

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Isn’t it just gorgeous!  I was so happy to hear that her guests also loved this Maki(Rolls).

Many thanks for coming and your photo!

Akiko

 

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