Updated schedule of Japanese Musubi Cooking Class

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.

  • 6-Sep-2016 Tue 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Shibuya station or Shinsen station, Main dish: Tempura, Instructor: Yuki, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 3
  • 12-Sep-2016 Mon 11:00-14:00 Meeting at , Yotsuya Main dish: Ramen Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 3
  • 13-Sep-2016 Tue 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Shibuya station or Shinsen station, Main dish: Pork Tonkatsu & Saba no misoni, Instructor: Yuki, Price: 6500 yen, available seats 4
  • 14-Sep-2016 Wed 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 4
  • 15-Sep-2016 Thu 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats 6
  • 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

Schedule in Fall

This is the new schedule. We will offer any additional class on the basis of your request. So please just let us know when do you like to take class, and we are happy to offer the class on your request.

date meeting time-
finish time
meeting point Menu instructor Price (Yen)
Oct-2 Mon ,10:00-13:00 Yotsuya Ramen kisshy Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-3 Tue ,10:00-13:00 Yoyogi-Uehara Oyako-don Yuki Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-5 Thu ,10:00-13:00 Yoyogi-Uehara Yuki Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-5 Thu ,10:00-13:00 hanzomon Saba Misoni (Mackerel Simmered in Miso) + Japanese pickles in Bran Akiko Price:12000
Oct-5 Thu ,10:00-13:00 Yotsuya Japanese sweets Kisshy Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-10 Tue ,10:00-13:00 Hanzomon Ramen and Gyoza Akiko Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-12 Thu ,10:00-13:00 Yoyogi-Uehara Yuki Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-16 Mon ,10:00-13:00 Hanzomon Akiko Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-19 Thu ,10:00-13:00 Yoyogi-Uehara Yuki Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-23 Mon ,10:00-13:00 Yotsuya Kisshy Price: 8000 yen,
Oct-25 Wed ,10:00-13:00 Yotsuya salmon sauteed with miso veggie Kisshy Price: 6000 yen,
Oct-26 Thu ,10:00-13:00 Yoyogi-Uehara Yuki Price: 8000 yen,

 

For November and December, please let us know your available schedule!

Big lunch again with Mum & daughter from Singapore / June 2017

Sometimes I receive a very specific request on menus to cook at classes.

For this class in May, my guest, who turns out be a super woman (business executive & mother of 2 kids) from Singapore, asked me if we can try Oyako-don, Gyoza, Chicken teriyaki, Miso dengaku with eggplant and Japanese style potato salad.

That is a lot for one meal and the combination is not exactly what we normally do, but I understand it is a good chance to try different dishes for a visitor when time is limited. Obviously the lady has tried many Japanese dishes already so I was interested to hear her opinions on our food, too.

She visited me with her lovely young daughter who was a great help in the kitchen! She can slice and cut and stir with no problem.

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Among the menus my guest chose, I was curious to ask why she picked up a potato salad, as is a rather western menu to me.  She was after a Japanese style potato salad in particular, which her family tried before and became her son’s favorite.

What I think ‘very Japanese’ and what my guests like to learn at Japanese home cooking class may not be always the same. It is very interesting to discover what people are attracted in our food culture.

Many thanks for coming!

Akiko

 

 

Private class with an experienced IT cooker /May 2017

Today’s customer had already taken a Japanese home cooking class several years ago and he liked it so much that he wanted to learn more. He was on his business trip to Tokyo so the schedule was a little difficult to sort out but we managed to make it happen! 

His request included mackerel with Miso sauce, eggplant with sweet miso sauce, and we made miso soup, too, along with a few other dishes.

Too much miso? No worries Miso is like cheese for Europeans. There are a great variety of Miso in different regions throughout Japan and even ingredients differ, some uses more rice, others add wheat, or only use salt and soy beans. Each family has its own favorite type of Miso I guess. 

Miso is salty but rich in nutrition and minerals, sich as vitamins, calcium, lactic acid bacteria, oligo saccharide, dietary fiber etc. which help to keep your digestion system in good condition. Some centuries ago, Miso was an important food to carry around for Samurai warriors on expedition, as it keeps for many months without freezing. And most of all, it is yummy! 

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My guest was such an experienced Japanese culinery cooker. He said at his home in UK, he cooks Oyako-Don, a chicken and egg on rice bowl frequently and  his girlfriend (non-Japanese by the way)  loves it, too.  How nice to hear that!

He works for a gigantic IT company so after all our dishes are completed, it was my turn to ask him a lot of questions about latest happenings in his industry.  

I hope he is now enjoying cooking some mackerel and eggplant with various Miso sauces for his loved ones.  Many thanks for coming! 

Akiko

Japanese cooking Oyako-don and Tempura

There are two groups, one party of 4 from Florida US and the other party of 2 from Australia in the class.  All they are delightful and polite people so the class went very well, and nice socialized class.

Two women used to live in Japan for years ago, so they speak and understand some Japanese.  I’m always glad someone speak, someone tries to communicate in Japanese, that make me feel closer to them.

We cooked Oyako-don, tempura, spinach goma-ae ( spinach withcream sesame dressing), rice and miso soup.

Oyako-don is a rice bowl which is made of chicken and egg.  “oyako” in Japanese means parents and child (ren), you know, that is why this bowl is called as this name.

Pouring dissolved eggs into the pot for the finishing oyako-don cooking.

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We also cooked tempura for the side dish. I had a request from a couple from Australia how to cook tempura in advance, and  they learned my easy tempura recipe and I believe they brought back to heir home kitchen.

The participants get turn one by one to cook tempura.  They did great! Also had fun!

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After tided up kitchen, I participate to the lunch and having chat with the participants. Now I’ve relaxed and I really like this time!

Thank you for sharing your experience when you were in Japan.

Many thanks to write your review on TripAdvisor!!

 

Best,

Kisshy

 

Oyako-don (Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl) Class

The other day, I had a lovely family from Sydney, Australia.

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You can see how much fun we had during the cooking class.  Plus, the intimacy of having visitors to Japan come into your house to learn creates a wonderful bond that we all remember forever.

This time, we talked a lot about the difference of ingredients and the cooking difference between Japan and Australia.

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The day’s menu was:

Main dish:  Oyako-Don (Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl)

Side dishes: Tofu-Steak with Miso Marinated Pork and Eggplant in Dashi

Plus, Rice and Miso Soup with Tofu

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Itadakimasu!

I was able to answer lots of their questions about Japanese culture, wearing kimonos, and education. We had a really fun time together.

And also we talked about Japanese table coordination and Japanese flower arrangement. They loved ZEN style!

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As always, seasonal fruit for desert.

Thank you so much for coming to Musubi Cooking Class!

 

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