Japanese Basics Cooking Class: Intensive

Master traditional Japanese cuisine in a hands-on one-day workshop



6.5 hours Class size 1 to 15

label $298 (or 4 payments of $75 Afterpay)


In just one day, you can master the fundamentals of healthy and easy Japanese Cooking in a fully hands-on and fun workshop while gaining practical skills and knowledge. Save your time and money ($40 off) in this intensive workshop combining the Japanese Cooking Class (Beginner) and Japanese Cooking Class (Intermediate).

Follow detailed demonstrations by celebrated chef Yoshiko Takeuchi, who has had over twenty years experience and has frequented some of Sydney's top kitchens, authored two cookbooks and worked on shows like The Biggest Loser.

Did you know most Japanese restaurants use lots of MSG in their cooking! These restaurants also don’t use traditional ingredients meaning the food loses taste and nutrition! But don’t worry. This class is MSG-free and we will use only traditional, high-quality Japanese ingredients to make our food yummy and healthy.

You will follow traditional methods replicable at home, including essential Japanese seasonings, cooking techniques and a variety of yummy recipes.

Some examples of what will be covered from the beginner class:

  • An understanding of basic Japanese seasonings
  • How to balance each meal
  • How to cook authentic rice
  • How to make vegetarian dashi stock
  • Miso soup (using homemade dashi/powdered dashi)
  • How to cook teriyaki
  • Making goma-ae (traditional Japanese salad) in two ways
  • Cooking perfect crispy tempura served with dipping sauce
  • Basic knife skills

Some examples of what will be covered from the intermediate class:
  • Cook healthier and easier eggplant dengaku
  • Learn how to cook this without deep-frying
  • Try two types of dengaku miso sauce
  • Prepare agedashi tofu from scratch, using nori and daikon
  • Daikon, edamame and umeboshi salad
  • Learn how to use daikon to maximise its health benefits
  • How to prepare Inari sushi from scratch
  • Prepare two flavours of quinoa sushi
  • Prepare reduced sugar inari skin from scratch

All classes are served with alkaline water and Matcha green tea.

Please note:
  • All of Yoshiko's classes (except the Japanese Cooking Class (Advanced)) are suitable for vegans.
  • Reservations may be transferred to another available class if more than 30 days’ notice is given.
  • If you cannot make it to your reserved class, you are welcome to send someone in your place.
  • Cancellations are not refundable.
  • Booking is essential and is subject to availability.



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



Knowledge Required
No knowledge required.
 
What you'll get
  • Hands-on cooking class with ingredients including authentic high-quality Japanese foods.
  • Full sit-down lunch including drinks (alkaline mineral water and organic ceremonial grade Matcha).
  • Digital recipe provided
What to bring
Please bring an apron and wear closed shoes. For those without one, aprons are available to rent for $5. Everything else will be provided.
 
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.

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Location

Loft & Earth, Level 1, 70 Bronte Rd Bondi Junction, NSW

Your teacher
Yoshiko Takeuchi
Yoshiko Takeuchi
(Cooking with Yoshiko)

Passionate chef, and author of 2 Japanese health-food cookbooks

4.9 (96)
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I am a passionate and experienced chef, and have turned this passion into creating vegan and vegetarian recipes with a Japanese twist, which will help you stay young, beautiful and healthy. Take control of your relationship with food and learn to love healthy recipes! I want all my students to be glowing with confidence, energy, and healthy beauty. Just give it a try!

I've worked with world famous chefs like Tetsuya Wakuda (Tetsuya's restaurant) and was a professional chef for over 10 years, and have been teaching cooking for more than 20 years. My mission is to promote a healthy and enriching lifestyle for all my students. I would love to share my passion and knowledge with you.


health_and_safety
Yoshiko Takeuchi is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
Verified reviews

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Vanessa King Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Loved it. Keeping up with Yoshiko is a major feat but worth every minute. The beautiful meal at the end of a well orchestrated learning experience was a pleasure.

Angus Roxburgh Mar 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a great class lots of fun and entertainment. Yoshiko is an excellent teacher . we are looking to book our next one

Rose Lin Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I learnt a lot about Inari Tofu, Tariyaki Tofu and Tempura. I like them and would practice them at home.

Tina Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed the class ! Yoshiko is a great teacher , very passionate about healthy cooking.

Alexandre Guterres Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yoshiko is a great teacher, turning the class enjoyable while being instructive and interesting. Highly recommend!

Japanese Basics Cooking Class: Intensive review by Alexandre Guterres Sydney

Gwen Richetti Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic class. Engaging, entertaining and easy to follow. What a great day and learning experience!

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Monique Perusco Sep 2019


This is a great class. I really enjoyed it. Loved that it was healthy. Thanks

Sayuri Shenoy Sep 2019


Enjoyed the class, the teacher was pretty experienced and shared lot of insights into every ingredient. The venue was very convenient and easily accessible. Very good quality organic ingredients were used for the class. It was a very good learning experience. Please provide extra paper and pens to make notes while conducting the sessions

Justine Waters Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoshiko and her assistant were brilliant - learnt so much and loved the course. Highly recommended

Tony Jordan Apr 2019


Yoshiko is a very vibrant, knowledgeable and giving lady. Her style of teaching and encouraging participants is unique. Her recipes are easy to follow and she offers for sale key ingredients such would normally be hard to find.

Her assistant Maya is the absolute foundation for each class

The venue is acceptable but classes should be capped to many in a class means is harder to work safely.

Ruth Masih Apr 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was very informative and detailed. Quality inputs on healthy ingredients. Ample handson and tasty healthy eating once cooked. Good venue. Parking took a while for first time. Suggesting Wilson parking near by Westfield. Mine required a full day as I took a basic full day basic intensive Japanese cooking. A must attend for a healthy eating. An excellent team.

Japanese Basics Cooking Class: Intensive review by Ruth Masih Sydney
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