Maguro and more! Sushi class on hot summer day

The main dish was Sushi rolls with fresh Maguro(tuna) and salmon, as well as avocado, Shiso herbs, cucumber, pickled Daikon radish, sesame seeds etc.  My guests were also big fans of Tempura so we decided to cook a small portion with prawns, eggplants and Maitake,  my favorite mushroom. 

For ingredients of our Miso soup, I chose another kind of Japanese mushroom Enoki (very thin and white ones) and fried Tofu called Abura-Age or Oage, which has a spongy texture and great to be in soup. Not to forget the finishing touch, a few finely chopped scallions as we like to put something green on top of our Miso soup. 

My guest couple was from Washington D.C. USA, so they told me they are used to humidity. Still it was such a hot and humid day in Tokyo, unusual for late June. Sushi was a very good choice as it uses a lot of rice vinegar. I think it helps to understand the way of our cuisine if you actually visit Japan and taste things in our climate.

Both of them have very interesting professions. It was so nice to know that they manage to make a vacation to Tokyo out of their busy schedules and chose our cooking class out of so many great places out here!  

Many thanks for coming!

 

Akiko

 

Pork Ramen & Gyoza class

My guest for this class was a group of Galician and French couples. It was their annual reunion trip and I was honored to be part of their vacation in Tokyo.

Our lunch menu:

Pork Ramen with Miso meat sauce, stir fried vegetables, soy sauce flavored egg, pork slice as toppings

Pork and vegetable Gyoza

Crushed cucmber salad

Lots of questions and lots of fun talks! My male guests were very keen to use Japanese vegetable knives and I love the way they paused for a photo, Spanish Samurai at my kitchen!?

Ramen soup has 3 components, pork bone soup stock, Japanese Dashi stock with smoked bonito, dried sardine and sun-dried Shiitake mushroom, and simmered pork sauce of soysauce & Mirin. We also prepare a variety of topping so it tales a lot of work and preparation to make this simple bowl of hot noodles.

At the class we also made Japanese style pork dumplings, Gyoza. The recipe is originally from China like Ramen,  but it is now a very common food for all Japanese families to cook & eat at home. We mainly grill the dumplings, then put the lid and steam to finish up our Gyoza.

I hope my guests enjoyed their time at my kitchen,

Many thanks for coming!

Akiko

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sushi platter class for a private class

I had a request for a private sushi cooking class which includes making  Nigiri-sushi, temari-sushi, sushi roll and inari-zushi  from a girl from Taiwan. She loves Japanese food and wanted to learn how to make those various kinds of sushi.

She made  an egg omelet for sushi roll and an egg  sheet for temari-zushi successfully.

Also she got how to make  good shape of nigiri-zushi  right away.

Her plating presentation is perfect!

Although she is very busy for her work during the stay in Tokyo, she came over  for learning Japanese cooking.

Thank you for choosing our Musubi Cooking Class!

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A sushi platter

Salmon aburi-zushi, Inari-zushi, temari-zushi and sushi roll

spinach with roasted sesame and tofu cream sauce

Cooked Egg plant  miso-dengaku, sweet miso sauce

Miso soup

Kisshy

 

 

Bento Box & Gyoza Class ~May 2018~

My kids go to school with their Bento Box every day. In Japan, it is very common to bring your own box for lunch. Some mothers make such a pretty Bento Box and it is now a popular item on SNS, that is where my French guests from Luxemburg got an idea of making Bento Box in Tokyo.

 

We actually have a variety of Bento boxes accordingly to seasons, occasions etc. At this class, I chose a bamboo-made box of rectangular shape, nice for early summer entertainment table.

 

Inside of the Box are:

Onigiri(rice balls with Nori-seaweed)

Beef and Shiso(minty herb) roll with grated Daiokn radish sauce

Sweet egg roll etc….

 

For Bento Box, every item needs to be tiny and easy to handle. The menu required a lot of hand works but my guests did everything very neat & beautiful!

My guest couple also prepared Gyoza, Japanese style pork dumplings.

 

All turned out really delicious but hot sizzling Gyoza was definitely one of the best tastes for my guests.

 

Many thanks for coming & Merci Beaucoup!

Akik

Japanese cooking class on Jul 13th

It is Ramen Class today!

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Miso Ramen with sautéed ground pork and simmered pork on top

Gyoza

Crushed Cucumber marinated with soy- ginger

Rice

Matcha cake

Welcome to my kitchen, wonderful family from New Zealand and food lover Spanish man!   They loved Miso Ramen. The class was a lot of fun and I laughed a lot during the class. Thank you everyone to make the class delightful!

 I’m glad to hear that the family cooked Ramen after they got back to their home in New Zealand.

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This is Miso Ramen we cooked at the class.

I prepare  chicken soup and simmered pork hours ahead and we will finish wish season the soup, stair fly vegetables and sautéed ground pork  and preparing ramen noodle together at the class.   we made Gyoza in the class. everybody like to wrap the gyoza, and did very well!

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The places we shared at the class….

When there are more than two groups in a class, we often share the trip information.  I often realize that there are many aspect of Tokyo even Japan, like food, hot springs and  amusements but I haven’t know a lot of things. Now I learn a lot from my gests.  I appreciate that very much!

This is a nice sushi restaurant.  The price is super, but believe it worth.

Kyu bei 

http://savoryjapan.com/travel/tokyo/kyubey.html

 

sushi shou   in yotsuya  Alain Ducasses favarite, pricy too

http://www.yelp.com/biz/%E3%81%99%E3%81%97%E5%8C%A0-%E6%96%B0%E5%AE%BF%E5%8C%BA

 

 

This is not that so expensive but really nice sushi. There is a brunch in tsukiji outside of the market.  “Sushi-sei”

http://www.sunnypages.jp/travel_guide/tokyo_restaurants/sushi/Tsukiji+Sushi+Sei%E3%80%80/796

 

This is Okinawa shop in Ginza. The shop might have sea grapes.

https://travel.sygic.com/Japan/Tokyo-Prefecture/Tokyo/Ginza-Washita-Shop/

 

 

This is a website for taco rice in Tokyo  written in Japanese but pics are nice.

http://www.hotpepper.jp/food/KEY0016/f1600594/SA11/

 

 

Many thanks!

Kisshy

 

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, 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

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