Japanese Basics Cooking Class: Intensive

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



4.5 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 10 to 24

label $298 (or 4 payments of $74.50 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.

Add-on available for this class
  • Rental Apron ($8)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
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 $8. Everything else will be provided.
 
Suitable for

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

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, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Radio Cairo Restaurant - 83 Spofforth St, Mosman NSW

Japanese Basics Cooking Class: Intensive location
Your teacher
Yoshiko Takeuchi
Yoshiko Takeuchi
(Cooking with Yoshiko)

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

4.8 (204)
Instagram followers13k

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.

Verified reviews

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Carol Appleby Aug 2023


I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the Basics Intensive Japanese Cooking class. Yoshiko explained every step and we all got plenty of opportunities to cook under her guidance. The support staff were very friendly and generous with their assistance. I would recommend this class if you want to get excited and confident to try more Japanese cooking at home. Carol Appleby

Marie Mir May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Booked in for the Japanese intensive course (beginner/intermediate together). It is a busy morning, but the health advice and explanation of Japanese food, condiments and how to cook them correctly was priceless. Yoshiko makes the class fun and keeps everyone busy with preparing the dishes. The recipes with additional measurements for bigger servings was awesome (family of 6) and will be well used. The class does not cook each dish one by one individually, you start by preparing and chopping all the ingredients for all recipes. We then cook all the bits and prepare each individual dish. It all comes together served as a beautiful bento box with yummy healthy miso soup and side of tempura. We made everything we ate and it was healthy and delicious. It was amazing how much we made! Yoshiko is a wealth of information about how best to cook ingredients whilst keeping the best health attributes and not lose precious vitamins and minerals. The class is engaging, fun and hands on and best of all you learn heaps! Can’t wait to go back for more.

Michelle Campbell May 2023


Fantastic teacher. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Good venue and location. Very delicious food. Lots of hands on experience.

Cooking class review by Michelle Campbell - Sydney

Gina Pavlovic Mar 2023


Wonderful morning spent cooking and learning with Yoshiko. It was very enlighting to learn so much about types of food

Jemma Maddick Mar 2023


Very enjoyable and great food. Learnt some of the key Japanese recipes. Class was a good size

Marc Harry Jul 2022

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


Venue perfect, teacher marvellous great time had. I learnt so much. Fully enjoyed myself and met some lovely people sharing a fantastic day.

Japanese Basics Cooking Class: Intensive review by Marc Harry - Sydney

Joy Lum May 2022


It was a fabulous session with Yoshiko and we had so much fun in a private class setting. She was fun, knowledgeable, precise and detail in conducting the cooking class with an efficient assistance.

I have gained much knowledge on Japanese cooking, method and the basic ingredients. Most satisfying of all, was that all our food are vegan, healthy and organic!

Cooking class review by Joy Lum - Sydney

Min King Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The course was very fun and enjoyable! The food tasted amazing and delicious! Thank you Yoshiko and the team

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

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


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

Tina Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 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!

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

3 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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