Japanese Cooking Class



3 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 10 to 40

label $197 - $321 (or 4 payments of $49.25 - $80.25 Afterpay)
($197 for 1 Adult, $321 for 2 Adults)

Want to learn how to make Japanese food at home? Join us for a hands-on Japanese cooking class!

Japanese food is renowned for its freshness and simplicity. In this cooking class, you'll learn how to make authentic Japanese food using the freshest seasonal produce and pick up some presentation techniques so you can replicate the dishes at home.

Come expecting a social cooking environment led by an experienced Otao kitchen chef. The cooking lesson will start with a refreshing drink, some demonstrations of Japanese cooking techniques and some insight into the best ingredients to use when cooking Japanese food. Then it's time to start chopping!

At the end of class, everyone will enjoy the incredible food you have made in a relaxed and informal dining setting.

Jan March May July Sept Nov
Makizushi- Sushi Rolls with Seasonal Fish and Vegetables
Miso Shiru - Seasonal Miso Soup
Seasonal Tempura - Mixed, Fried Vegetables, and Prawn
Wakame Goma Ae - Seaweed Salad with Sesame Dressing

February April June August Oct Dec
Tataki Ponzu- Seasonal Fish with Citrus Soy Sauce
Ramen- Alkaline Noodle
Dashi- Seafood Stock
Kara-age - Fried Chicken
Nasu Miso Itame - Eggplant Miso Stir Fry

On the day:
Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the class. We cannot accommodate or refund for those who arrive after the scheduled start time, even if you call ahead. The instructor will be expected to start on time and will not be able to repeat the health and safety and/or demonstrations at the beginning of the class.

Important info:
We can cater to different dietary requirements. If you need to cancel or reschedule a booking you must do this at least seven days before your class to cancel or reschedule. We are sorry that we cannot refund or rebook any cancellations made online or in-person after this time. In the event that you are unwell, we ask that you send someone in your place. The participants who are not unwell will still be expected to attend. Alternatively, if you provide notice prior to the class, you are welcome to collect the ingredients and online recipe to take home with you after the class. Please note that this may not be possible as fresh meats and seafood in all cases.


Please note: If you are bringing a support worker to the class with you, they will also need a paid ticket for the class.



Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
All ingredients, tuition, a Japanese feast with a glass of sparkling wine, and online recipes so you can recreate the dishes at home.
 
What to bring
Everything is provided. Just book, turn up and enjoy
 
Suitable for

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

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 16 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.


OTAO kitchen is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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Otao kitchen is compliant with the Victorian State Government’s Hospitality Industry Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19), implemented to keep our guests and community safe.
Fewer guests and strict seating arrangements. Maximum guest numbers, density and distancing are tightly regulated. Signage displays allowable guest numbers and new hygiene protocols. QR codes with names and mobile numbers of all guests are held to assist with contact tracing. Guests showing signs of illness will not be allowed entry. Coats and personal items are kept separately. Online payments only are accepted. Store purchase EFTPOS machine is sanitised between uses.
Frequent schedules for cleaning and sanitising. All surfaces and touch points throughout are cleaned frequently. Heating and air-conditioning systems have been serviced to ensure proper fresh air flow. Team members are not permitted to be at work while showing signs of illness. We have completed the Victorian Government Hospitality Industry Guidelines for Coronavirus (COVID 19) Return to Work Training.
Help us keep you and others safe when you visit. Follow the advice of authorities and stay home if you are feeling unwell, or if travelling from a government declared coronavirus hotspot. Wear a fitted face mask on arrival and while moving through the kitchen and remove it only when seated and eating or drinking. Arrive on time for your booking, so density restrictions can be met. Wash your hands when you enter in to the school and at regular intervals throughout your visit. Maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between you, staff and other guests at all times. Remain seated throughout your experience, except when you need to visit the bathroom.
Location

393 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher
OTAO kitchen
OTAO kitchen

4.8 (246)
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ABOUT US

Otao kitchen is a cooking school and event space with a mission for people to come together to cook, connect, celebrate. We believe cooking and eating should be an experience, not just a meal. We created Otao kitchen as an extension of our passions to cook, share and inspire.

EXPERT IN COOKING CLASSES

Otao kitchen was launched in Melbourne, Australia in July 2014, with the goal of celebrating the rich and varied cooking experiences of Melbourne’s immigrant multicultural communities. Its founder, Chef Ha Nguyen, originally from Hanoi shares his passion for food, instructing customers in the exotic diaspora of Asian and around the world cuisine.

WHAT WE DO BEST?

Today our guests can get inspired by cooking with our local and international chefs, listen to their cooking and travel experiences in Asia and around the world and bring some cooking and cultural tips and tricks home. With the nods at the diversity of communities within Melbourne, Otao kitchen features an array of global food experiences from Indian to Japan to Mexico and more.

In 2020 with the challenge of global Covid 19 pandemic, we set out to capture the curriculum of our hands-cooking classes and deliver it online to home cooks in Australia and across the world to guide you to cooking success and better health.

Products and services: cooking master classes, private and corporate events, catering and event services, kid and school programs, and gift vouchers.

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Carolyne Wong May 2022


He was very nice and knew his stuff. It would’ve been even better if he introduced himself and gave a bit of background on his credentials at the start. I don’t think he said his name.

Courtney Alexander Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher Dylan was lovely and highly knowledgable. The food we made was delicious and the resources and advice make me confident that I can recreate the recipes at home.

Japanese Cooking Class review by Courtney Alexander

Vicki Warden Apr 2022


Dillon was an excellent teacher - answering questions and clear demonstrations The venue was so well set up. Very impressive. I can’t believe I cooked such beautiful food! I would definitely recommend this to others.

Vanessa Gibson Feb 2022


Teacher was great, his instructions were clear and was helpful when needed. Support staff were awesome. Food was delicious and seemed to have an authentic Japanese taste.

Maxine Brenan Feb 2022


Great organisation,friendly and clear instructions,loved making things from scratch,enjoyed the wine and the lovely stock and sauces,best 3 hrs flew by so quickly.

Meindert Smid Jan 2022


This was my first time attending such a class and I was already impressed by the very professional, as in the clean, spacious lay out. I was greeted warmly, and having worked in hopsitality, albeit years ago now, it is always welcome.

Dylan/Dillon ran the class. He was clear in his explanations and checked in with each of the six groups (four in most instances) regularly. He was also ably supported by staff when it came to removig utensils and dishes.

The three dishes prepared were very much to my liking, the ingreddients and left knowing tha I would be able to "cook up" these dishes on my own.

I came away wanting to do more courses, such as Korean and Vietnamese and look forward to learning more about the cultural history behind dishes.

This was most diefinitely value for money.

Many, many thanks.

Meindert Smid (Mr)

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Geoff Baber Jan 2022


Dylan the teacher was great, a lot of the food was prepped for us which was excellent, loved the social distancing, facilities are good, using a camera to project on a big screen allowed the entire class to see what was going on if you could not get up the front. Overall a great experience. Well worth the money and we intend to book another course.

Wen-Chen Xia Jan 2022

52 ClassBento workshops attended • 37 reviews


It was a good class but I just found that the food wasn’t as tasty as the Mexican or Thai cooking class.

Japanese Cooking Class review by Wen-Chen Xia

David Pollard Feb 2021


Pretty much what I expected -which is good.
Lesson was practical
Glass of wine a good bonus

Sara Llano Jan 2021


I loved the teaching style, the food that we made was amazing and the ingredients quality was very good. I definitely recommend this class.
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