Japanese Cooking Class (Beginner)



2.5 hours 1 to 15

label $133 - $150 or 4 payments of $33.25 - $37.50 Afterpay
(Earlybird price of $140 applies if you book into a public session 90+ days ahead, otherwise $150 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $140 for 2 guests, $133 for 3+ guests)



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To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we recommend that you try one of our online classes instead

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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will postpone your booking accordingly. You are always welcome to gift this class.

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.

Location

O'Uchi Japanese Restaurant, 80 Clarence St, Sydney NSW and Loft & Earth, Level 1, 70 Bronte Rd Bondi Junction, NSW (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher
Yoshiko Takeuchi
Yoshiko Takeuchi
(Cooking with Yoshiko)

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

4.8 (62)
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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.


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4

• Mar 2020


Fun informative class. Engaging teacher. Good class participation. Everything needed supplied. Good notes. Yummy meal !
5

• Mar 2020


Yoshiko was FABULOUS, the venue was light and bright and we loved what we learned! Everything was delightful and delicious.
4

• 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.
4

• 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.
5

• Feb 2020


This class was my birthday gift. It was the best gift. Vegan cooking is the best.
5

• 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

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5

• 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 :)
5

• Apr 2019


Very enjoyable class! Learnt so much about Japanese cooking and flavours. Would highly recommend, perfect for beginners.
5

• 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.
5

• 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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