Japanese Cooking Class (Beginner)



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 15

label $145 - $169 (or 4 payments of $36.25 - $42.25 via Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $159 applies if you book into a public session 90+ days ahead, otherwise $169 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $149 for 2 guests, $145 for 3+ guests)



Learn the fundamentals of healthy and easy Japanese cooking, in this fun and informative hands-on workshop.

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 cook books and worked on shows like The Biggest Loser.

Some examples include:

• 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 ( Japanese style very traditional salad) in two ways
• Cooking perfect tempura served with dipping sauce
• Basic knife skills

Also, all of Yoshiko's classes (except the "Japanese Cooking Class (Advanced)") are suitable for vegans.

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• 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)
•Take home recipes
 
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, anniversary gift or Xmas 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 (78)
10k

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

Adele Querol • Nov 2020


I highly recommend this Japanese Cooking Class (beginner)! The class breaks down some really useful basics - like how to cook rice properly, and how to make your own teriyaki sauce :) Yoshiko is a great instructor, creating a relaxed environment for learning as well as making cooking fun! If you're sitting on the fence about giving something like this a try, I am here to tell you - go for it! You won't have any regrets.

Peta Walton • Nov 2020


Yoshiko is the most energetic teacher I’ve ever had! Time flew and I learned lots from her expertise. She really puts you at ease so even though I was initially embarrassed to be involved, I got in there and had heaps of fun!

Minca Mellen • Oct 2020


I really enjoyed the class, it was the first time I had done any Japanese cooking and I found that the instructions were clear and the class was well structured and easy to do. The food was delicious and the instructor provided many helpful tips and tricks for how to cook everything properly and authentically. The class also provided insight into more traditional Japanese ingredients and what to avoid in stores when cooking Japanese food at home. I would definitely recommend this class especially to those who enjoy cooking but don’t have experience in cooking Japanese cuisine or just want something new to try out when cooking at home.

James Ford • Oct 2020


Yoshiko was a great teacher, along with showing us great meals, she provided very valuable advice on how to recreate the meals at home as well as giving us interesting history on Japanese cooking. Would recommend to all.

Natasha Kahn • Oct 2020


Excellent class. Yoshika was very knowledgeable and very funny. I learnt a lot today.
Looking forward to trying another class. Food was delicious!

Megan Casey • Oct 2020


Highly enjoyed the food selected and the vibrant energy of the teacher ! Great class and would recommended

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Wendy Dreyfus • Mar 2020


Fun informative class. Engaging teacher. Good class participation. Everything needed supplied. Good notes. Yummy meal !

Abigail Goldberg • Mar 2020


Yoshiko was FABULOUS, the venue was light and bright and we loved what we learned! Everything was delightful and delicious.

Amber Ma • Mar 2020


Teacher is great. Learned a lot.
One criticism would be that there's a little bit too much information in a short amount of time, which makes it hard to remember everything.

Libby Ellis • Mar 2020


Thank you Yoshiko. This was a fun class and it was great to learn a couple of really good foundations. Just knowing how to do rice via absorption method was great! The second foundation I took away was dashi stock. And lastly, I learned that boiling certain things ruins them and this is where I have been going wrong with miso soup! The food was delicious. Yoshiko was fun. I think this class could benefit from 30 minutes more. Sometimes the information came so quickly, that I missed it which is a shame.

Christine Al-Thifairy • Feb 2020


This class was my birthday gift. It was the best gift. Vegan cooking is the best.

Amy Lowry • Feb 2020


What a Fun energetic teacher ! My daughter and I attended as a gift for her 11th birthday and it was great fun . We learnt a lot and then enjoyed a delicious lunch !

Cooking workshop review by Amy Lowry

Daphne Mahfuz • Nov 2019


Loved doing this class! Great teacher, very engaging and hands on. Would definitely recommend for those interested in learning more about Japanese cuisine :)

Katie Thomson • Apr 2019


Very enjoyable class! Learnt so much about Japanese cooking and flavours. Would highly recommend, perfect for beginners.

Eunice Jeong • Feb 2019


Yoshiko was very knowledgeable and engaging! My husband and I really enjoyed the course. There’s no free parking if you’re on a morning class so park at Westfield- it’s cheaper than street parking.

Gail Simon • Jun 2018


Yoshiko was an excellent teacher.
The venue was good, clean and intimate for class.
Materials used were good clean and professional.
The class was worth the money.
I learnt a lot about digestive health which is the reason I attended.
Yoshiko class was very informative and I intend to do Class 2.
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More about this class

The Japanese have the longest life expectancy in the world, and the lowest obesity rates. Their diet is a contributor to this. 

Traditional Japanese diets are very healthy. The cuisine makes use of a wide variety of vegetables (including seaweed, which is low in calories but high in minerals), seafood (lower in calories compared to meat, and full of good fat), and fermented products like miso (which helps to ensure healthy functioning of our digestive systems). Yoshiko's cooking classes are an enjoyable and easy introduction to Japanese cooking. Learn about all the classic ingredients, and how best to prepare and serve them, in ways that are both traditional but also relevant to our modern lives.

You'll leave these short courses with practical new skills, a great memory, and of course a satisfied tummy.

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