Schedule, Musubi Japanese 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.

  • 22-Jun-2016 Wed , 10:30-13:30, Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: Beef(gyudon), Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 0
  • 23-Jun-2016 Thu 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Tempura, grilled miso fish sunomono Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 3
  • 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, To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 4
  • 13-Jul-2016 Wed 10:30-13:30 Meeting at Yotsuya Station, Main dish: To be discussed, Instructor: Kisshy, Price: 5000 yen, available seats* 3
  • 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* 0
  • 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

Originally posted 2016-06-20 01:28:42.

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

Originally posted 2016-06-17 04:24:43.

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

Originally posted 2016-06-07 13:14:51.

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

Originally posted 2016-06-04 14:45:44.

Ramen class; what really are inside this irresistible bowl? Nov 2017

Our beautiful season of Autumn was almost gone and the request from my American guest on this day was a bowl of Ramen, a perfect hot noodle dish for a chilly day.

He explained  that he was not really planning to prepare Ramen on his own after returning home, but he loved this food so much that he was curious to find out what ingredients and cooking method are used.  He said he wanted to understand what Ramen is exactly.

I was impressed that is a very nice approach and happy to share what little knowledge I have learned about Ramen.

We also made Gyoza, everybody’s favorite companion with Ramen, as well as simple cucumber & sesame oil salad.

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I buy my noodles from supermarket but soup stock is 100% home made. Pork leg bones are the main ingredients for my base soup stock and  some chicken wing tips and seafood Dashi stock are combined together. Then of course finish up the soup with soy sauce &  Mirin  used for simmering pork slice.

My American guest has been travelling several Asian countries such as Cambodia, Korea etc.  Japan was his final destination before flying back home and the day he visited my kitchen was his final full day in Tokyo so I really  hope he was happy  spending  his last hours cooking with us.

Many thanks for coming!

Akiko

 

Vegetarian & pork Gyoza gathering with couples from Israel & USA

This was another Gyoza class but we prepared 2 kinds of fillings, one is our regular pork & vegetable Gyoza, then Vegetarian version with Tofu, mushrooms and vegetables.

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Tofu, or bean curd,  is widely known around the world but I have noticed Tofu available in other countries are not always the same as ours in Japan.  Not a few of my guest were surprised to see our Tofu and told me that their Tofu were harder in texture, not as fresh as the ones we normally get here.

Good fresh Tofu has an earthy flavour of soy beans. It is tasty as it is but also makes  a great substitute for pork meat when you prepare Gyoza fillings.  It  is also super easy to mix with other ingredients. Sometimes our Tofu is too fresh so just make sure to drain it a little before you use.

It was the beginning of Autumn in Tokyo, the perfect season to use mushrooms in home cooking!  We have a big variety of reasonable  mushrooms in Japan, such as Shiitake, Maitake, Enokidake, Shimeji, Hiratake etc.

Sun dried Shiitake mushrooms make a great soup broth, which is an ideal  substitute for our famous smoked bonito fish .  I use this dired Shiitake broth as Dashi for 100% vegetarian miso soup and it is very tasty, both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians!

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At the class, non-vegetarian guests also tried vegetarian Gyoza and they seemed to like it as well.

The only concern was if my guests could find the ready-made Gyoza wrappers at the supermarkets in their neighbourhood…. I am crossing my fingers that they did in Tel Aviv and Boston.

Many thanks for coming to my kitchen!

Akiko

 

Ramen & Gyoza class for a future food business owner -September 2017

This was a calss for a solo traveller from Australia who is willing to cook Ramen and Gyoza. At first I thought he is one of many Ramen & Gyoza lovers but as we talk preparing our lunch, I learned that he is already working at an Asian food business and hope to be independent some day.

In fact he is so serious that he took 3 cooking classes during his short stay in Tokyo! I was honored to be a little part of  these opportunities during his limited time in my country.

I love good food but never worked as a chef by the way, still I  hope he found his experience with Japanese Mum & home cooking at my kitchen worth his time & effort…

The way he mixed the chopped vegetables and minced pork meat for Gyoza filling was super!  It requires a good strong pressure so each separate ingredients become together.

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One thing he liked very much was our Japanese style eggs.  As one of the Ramen toppings, we often prepare flavoured boiled eggs. it is tasty as a topping for simple steamed rice, too.

For its flavour, I use soy sauce, Mirin and smoked bonito if my guest is OK with seafood. You need to keep it in a fridge for a few days so the eggs turn brown outside but inside is till bright yellow. They add a nice colour in a Ramen bowl.

I hope my guest had a good time and wish him the best of luck for his future in Asian food business, I am sure he will be very successful!

Many thanks for coming!

Akiko

 

 

 

Another ramen class on October 20th

It’s been so much rain in Tokyo in these days and this morning as well.  I believe taking cooking class is a good activity during rainy days.

I welcomed beautiful couple this morning for my ramen class.

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Look at his concentration!

I heard the woman, Ms. K is a good cook, and the  man, Mr. N doesn’t cook that much before the class his self-reported.   However, he is a good concentration and does precise work so Ms. K and I are impressed. So I call him as Chef N. at the class.

We enjoyed chatting during the cooking time mainly about how to prepare Japanese cooking. Ms. K is such a gentle and joyful girl.

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Then our highlight of the class, making gyoza time.

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Then  the work conduct in beautiful shapes of gyoza and all satisfied with them.

As TV crew came for shooting our gyoza lesson in Akiko’s class the other day, it seems gyoza become Japanese popular dish these days.  It is fun to make gyoza as well as eat them.

Many thanks,

Kisshy

 

Sushi Class on September 22nd

I welcomed new students  from London and L.A. in the class this morning.   They just arrived in Japan just a week before and will stay in Tokyo for one year.

This class is a gift from a mother of a girl from London.  I’d love to give a class that will be a good wish and the good start of her life in Tokyo.

 

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We prepared cucumber with creamy sesame dressing, sautéed eggplant with sweet miso paste.

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Then making Japanese egg omelet. Even though they haven’t seen Japanese egg omelet, the square one, but they made good shaped egg roll eventually.

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Look at her work!  She made beautiful sushi roll. The sushi contents fresh salmon sashimi, egg omelet, cucumber and seasoned fried tofu.

They enjoyed Japanese meal at the class. It was really precious time to talk about their new life in their dorm.

Many thanks!

Kisshy

Pork Ramen & Gyoza class with TV crew! -September 2017

After my  summer vacation, this was the first class at my place and very memorable one indeed, as I hosted 2 fun  couples from NY and Paris.  We also received an inquiry from local TV in Tokyo that they wanted to film visitors coming from overseas for Gyoza making class!

I was very nervous but thanks to my cheerful & talented guests, everything went really nicely!

A young lady from Paris already had good skills for Gyoza making and her frills on Gyoza were just amazing! There were lots of Wow!s at her works during the class.

Another lady from NY is a professional voice actress so she’s got a beautiful & soothing voice,  and she was such a mood maker which helped a lot to make me feel confortable even with TV people with big camera etc.

TV  people asked many questions to my guest, such as “have you known Gyoza before coming to Tokyo?”,”why you wanted to try making Gyoza?”

I was curious to hear their answers and found out that there is a Gyoza bar in Paris now. In NY you often find Gyoza in Bento box with rice but these Gyoza are usually fried, not grilled.

My guests said that Japanese style Gyoza are crispy on the bottom, then the top part are tender, which is different form Chinese styles of steamed or boiled Gyoza.

I adore Chinese style dumplings and personally I think they are more authentic with a great variety, but requires much more skills & practices(at least to me…).  What I like about Japanese style Gyoza is simple; it is so easy to make, ingredients are very reasonable, and fun to eat with your families and friends!

By the way we made delicious pork Ramen,too! Here are some photos. Sorry Gyoza are almost gone at this stage but you must come and find yourself!

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Many thanks for coming!

Akiko