Izakaya Cooking Class



3.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 label $160 or 4 payments of $40 Afterpay


Your teacher, Culinary Studio Dekura is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

In this beginners Japanese cooking class, you will learn how to prepare small Japanese dishes and nibbles that go perfectly with alcohol. This is known as Izakaya, an informal Japanese dining tradition that occurs in a small bar and involves drinking while enjoying Japanese snacks like Edamame and Karagee.

This fun and hands-on class will be led by our experienced chef and all of the ingredients will be provided. Japanese food is known for its fresh seasonality, so the menu on the day might change dependent on which ingredients are available at the market.

Enjoy a practical and fun workshop in a friendly setting. At the end of the class you will have a delicious lunch with all of the Izakaya nibbles you have made.

Sample menu:
- Tofu
- Renkon and Satsumaimo chips
- Chicken Namban, steamed pork belly and backed eggplant with miso
- Grilled vegetable with sesame dressing
- Onigiri (rice cake) with bainiku
- Cod saikyo-yaki, yuzu flavour
- Dessert




Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:



Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
All ingredients and a delicious lunch.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

369 Penshurst St, Chatswood NSW

Your teacher
Culinary Studio Dekura
Culinary Studio Dekura

Classes with the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine

4.9 (56)

Hideo was born in Yotsuya, Tokyo. His father was a playwright and owned two Japanese restaurants, Kihei of Tokyo and Misuji, where he commenced his training, whilst still at school at Shinjuku High School and through to Nihon University. Hideo learnt from his parents the principles of sushi and kappo-ryori food preparation, cooking and presentation. These methods have been passed down through generations of his family. At the same time, he learnt the philosophy of Chakaiseki (the tea ceremony cuisine), Teikanryu Shodô (Calligraphy), Ikenobou-Ryuseiha (flower arrangement) and Hôchô Shiki (the cooking knife ceremony) under the tutelage of Shijyoushinryu by Iemoto-Shishikura Soken-Sensei.

After years of cooking and demonstrating in Japan, Hideo's interests led him to Europe to study classical French cuisine, England and then the United States, where he was able to combine his skills in Japanese and European cuisine by working as a demonstrator in California.

In 1972 Hideo visited Australia for the first time and settled in Sydney in 1974. He set up Japanese Functions of Sydney, the first Japanese catering company in Sydney, which was highly successful. He has lectured in several places and has now opened Culinary Studio Dekura in Chatswood.

Hideo is a master of Shijoshin-ryu in Sydney. Furthermore he is a member of Food Professional Australia, (formally Food Media Australia), Japan Master Chef Association, and a lecturer at the Sydney Sea Food School.

He is the author of several Japanese cooking books and cooking videos.

In 2007 and 2015 Hideo was presented with an award from the Japanese Government to those who have made significant contributions to the promotion of Japanese food and cooking.

In 2016 He was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine.

Verified reviews

Felicia Chan • Aug 2020


Dekura-san was amazing and I was inspired after the class to try out the items on my own. The cooking methods and ingredients were simple but the end product taste so good! Venue was great and cosy. Would highly recommend this class!

Paul Butler • Jul 2020


It was really interesting to understand more about Japanese cuisine - The teacher was very knowledgeable

Pm Luong • Jun 2020


Mr Dekura was an inspirational teacher who imparted his knowledge with such calm and grace that made the experience so memorable and amazing.
His cooking style and his wealth of knowledge was Worth more than one could ever hoped to learn in a cooking class. ( I am already booking more sessions with him).

The venue was homely and beautifully presented, every detail has been carefully thought of. The ingredients were chosen so creatively and so fresh that you’d think it can only come from his garden.
I learnt many of my favorite dishes I’d tasted in Japan through my travel, and the principle behind authentic Japanese cooking- my dream came true There were so much food that one could never finish in one go- lucky me.
This is one of the best cooking lessons I’ve had. I’d highly recommend mr Dekura’s classes to anyone interested in learning about Japanese food and culture.

Yu-Lin Low • Jan 2020


The teacher was very patient, very caring in his style of teaching cooking.
He prepared all the ingredients in advance so we students can enjoy learning how to cook as well as tasting the foods afterwards.

Betty Kovacs • Oct 2019


He was very knowledgeable and friendly, great food options and tricks with food , thank you

Alison Cave • Sep 2019


Hideo san's kitchen was a wonderful set up for a cookery class and my son and I really enjoyed learning more about Japanese cooking and some of the ingredients we are looking forward to using in the future. Thanks for my Xmas present Eliot!

Cooking workshop review by Alison Cave
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