Japanese Cooking Class: Superfoods as Medicine

Master the secrets to cooking with Japanese superfoods for health and longevity in this fun, hands-on workshop



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

label $149 - $169 (or 4 payments of $37.25 - $42.25 Afterpay)
($169 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $149 for 2+ guests)

Learn the secrets to Japanese health and longevity in this hands-on and fun workshop - Japanese Superfoods as Medicine, so you can make your favourite dishes at home.

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

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.

The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. Japanese superfoods have bountiful healing opportunities. Start a healthier and happier life for yourself and your loved ones in this health-focused cooking class.

Did you know:

  • Japanese superfoods were used as medicine in ancient times
  • Some Japanese superfoods are still sold as medicine in chemists today!
  • Shiitake is used as a cancer fighter, an immune booster, and powerful cholesterol-lowering food
  • Using Japanese superfoods in your meal can help to ward off diseases so you can live a longer, healthier and happier life!

This class is perfect for you if you want to:
  • Know how to heal your body naturally
  • Boost your immune system
  • Have a healthy heart (lower cholesterol level and blood pressure)
  • Have a strong gut
  • Detoxify and cleanse your body (and mind)
  • Increase energy level and Improve overall health

Some examples from our Japanese Superfoods as Medicine class menu:
  • Make super easy tasty flu medicine - Kuzu apple in two ways using juice or actual apple
  • Umeboshi concoction to heal your flu, ingestion and stomach upset
  • Super detox and healing soup made with Japanese dashi, daikon, kuzu, shiitake and ginger
* Cauliflower and shiitake fried rice
Amazake pudding with raw kiwi sauce - super nutritious and healing sweets that you can have when you are sick or improve your gut health

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

Please note:
  • Also, 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.


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Add-on available for this class
  • Rental Apron ($8)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
No prior 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 Cooking Class: Superfoods as Medicine location
Your teacher
Yoshiko Takeuchi
Yoshiko Takeuchi
(Cooking with Yoshiko)

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

4.8 (198)
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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Julie Wong Jun 2023


A bit expensive. I picked up a couple of good ideas about what food to use. I would have liked to cook myself instead on a group basis. The soup did not have enough time to develop proper flavour

Amanda Krivograd Jun 2023


Wow, so much valuable information was passed on by an experienced educator!
Thank you Yoshiko these foods will now become a standard part of my diet.
I thought the class ran very smoothly with the help of Yoshiko’s tireless assistants.

Cooking class review by Amanda Krivograd - Sydney

Viv (Mum) Jun 2023


Really great class.
Very tasty and educational re learning about the medicinal food.

Might need to get pots with rubber handles/or mittens (my tea towel caught a light from the flame under the pot). Also duck tape to tape any cords to the ground (prevent people from tripping over)

Anne Conduit Dec 2021


I did enjoy the class but felt as the only member joining after lunch I could have been welcomed
I was a few minutes late in a terrible storm on a rainy afternoon when they had canceled the Manly ferry

Cindy Hayes May 2021


Loved this class so much! Yoshiko is so engaging and the food was absolutely yummy and so healthy as well. I’m booking another class right away Thank you Yoshiko

Barbara Quinlan May 2021


The Japanese Superfoods as Medicine hands-on cooking class was a superb, excellent experience. Absolutely chaotic and abuzz with Yoshiko bustling around keeping us on track, yelling out the 'darling's and the 'bloody' this or thats. All came together remarkably with so many delightful dishes. And more: The teacher claimed she learnt English in restaurant kitchens - hence the language. However, her organisation skills with different tables being nominated to prepare various dishes, individuals co-opted for individual tasks, swaps made when necessary to have ingredients ready on time (I julienned Daikon for the ginger soup and squeezed out soaked shiitaki mushrooms - juice for the soup, mushrooms sliced by others for the cauliflower rice). Cooking was done by teams as well as plenary sessions where we all watched. She also had a team of assistants, not for teaching, but for such as carrying foods to various teams or carrying out Bento boxes, food dishes, sliced cauli leaves or Nori sheets that were taken over by tables for sprinkling over dishes. So many, many dishes, with many as small as a 2-3 shot glass! Yoshiko kept a sharp eye on everything and everyone - very impressive. The tastes were wonderful.

Julie Trell May 2021


Very fun cooking class. Yoshiko is funny and knows her stuff. The food was delicious and we learned a lot and I can’t wait to start cooking like that at home. I definitely felt like her food is delicious medicine. It was a lot of unique food and worth the price Bring some friends.

Cooking class review by Julie Trell - Sydney

Stephanie Sandor May 2021


Fantastic healthy and easy recipes. A fun and casual class. I will incorporate these recipes for sure

Kim Wilson May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Awesome afternoon with fun and engaging teacher. Learnt so much and enjoyed tasty healthy food.

Stella Stellar May 2021


Yoshiko never ceases to amaze me with her Japanese superfood recipes!
Only a few ingredients are needed to create delectable Japanese cuisines.
Her cooking classes are always hands-on & her recipes are easy to replicate at home.

Joe Modica May 2021


YoshikoTeacher very good & great education on finer ways of Japanese cooking definitely do it again.
Thank you

Nadia Court Aug 2019


Yoshiko's enthusiasm for good food and cooking is infectious. I really enjoyed the class and will be using the techniques and recipes at home.

Kathryn Oldcastle Aug 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Yoshiko was amazing, and the class was hands on and practical. I will be making a number of dishes I learnt at home! I will be enrolling in more Japanese cooking classes with Yoshiko.

Belinda Wulf Aug 2019


Great class! Very interactive. Yoshiko has great energy and very engaging. Delicious, easy to make recipes. Would definitely recommend

Japanese Cooking Class: Superfoods as Medicine review by Belinda Wulf - Sydney

Emma Hobday Aug 2019


My husband and I really enjoyed this class, Yoshiko is very knowledgeable and has a great energy about her. The food was delicious and healthy and I feel like I am equiped to make these dishes at home!

Candice Bruce Jun 2019


This was a great course - Yuchiko is really terrific - full of knowledge and a good communicator it was fun and I think a turning point for me as far as food and health go

Miriam Stein Jun 2019


Yoshiko's class was superb - exceeding my expectations! I feel inspired to cook regular healthy meals as well having learned some great easy remedies to cure everyday viruses. It was a real bonus to be able to buy many of the yummy organic ingredients after the class. Both Yoshiko and her lovely assistant were so generous, gracious and fun!

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