Japanese Cooking Masterclass

Learn Japanese cooking 101 at this Brisbane cooking class



3 hours Class size 1 to 15

label $89 - $97 (or 4 payments of $22.25 - $24.25 Afterpay)
($89 for Youth, $97 for Adult)

Authentic Japanese cuisine is precision and perfection! Are you wanting divine culinary inspiration and fresh,  delicious Japanese dishes? This Brisbane cooking class is a must if you want to confidently cook Japanese meals.

Our Japanese chef Yoshi will take you through your paces to help you create three to five dishes on the day. Learn valuable skills to make you unstoppable in your kitchen!

You will not have to prepare an entire meal from scratch on your own, we don't believe you should be peeling vegetables and doing all the hard work but rather be concentrating on gaining new skills. We will not have individual workstations but will work in smaller groups on tasks assigned.

At the end of the cooking lesson, we'll have a Japanese feast and enjoy what we've made. We look forward to having you for your Japanese culinary adventure!

Sample Menu (menu subject to change):

  •  Make Udon noodles
  •  Make Dashi
  •  Gyoza
  •  Chicken or Vegetable Karaage
  •  Aburi Salmon!

Please note: The menu is based on available seasonal produce and is subject to change at the experience provider's discretion. You will not have your own workstation but will work in small groups with some of the lesson being demonstrated, and some of the lesson being hands-on. Please advise us of any dietary requirements in advance! The class is held in a fully licensed venue so you are unable to BYO. 

Note: Groups of four or more guests will get their own private table. Support Workers must book and pay to enter. Please book the Support Worker as a Youth ticket.


Add-on available for this class
  • Culinary Quickies Recipe Book: 2022 edition ($25)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • We supply everything you need, including your ingredients, aprons and recipes.
  • Feast on everything you make and bring a take-away container for leftovers.
What to bring
Please wear closed-in shoes.
 
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


Vanilla Zulu adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Location

92 Commercial Rd, Teneriffe QLD (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher
Vanilla Zulu
Vanilla Zulu

Brisbane's most loved cooking school!

4.8 (183)
12k

Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures is one of Brisbane's most loved cooking schools. Founded by global traveller and Afro-Australian chef Mel Alafaci, Vanilla Zulu is all about keeping cooking simple, fast and fresh. You will learn all of the basic skills you could ever need in the kitchen and leave with a bubbling enthusiasm to make easy gourmet meals at home.

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Alice Haemmerle Jul 2022


Great class - hands on, informative and delicious!

We’re booking the Thai class next.

Thank you Chef Tong!

Linda Anderson Jun 2022


Absolutely fabulous class - great bunch of people from all different walks of life who just enjoyed having a fun time cooking, learning and having a laugh. The Chef, Tong (?) was such an entertainer with loads of knowledge and information he happily passed on. A really welcoming atmosphere at the venue with friendly staff. Definitely looking at returning for other classes.

Sylvia Harnell Jun 2022


The teacher was great
Having another class in next room made it difficult a bit to hear the teacher and was a bit distracting at times when the teacher was doing the demos because of the noise.
It would have been good to each receive paper copies of the recipes rather than wait for it to arrive in the email.
It was a good mix of demo and hands on and good amount of food and good to be able to take the gyozas home to cook at home as well.
I would recommend it overall however still would have liked paper handouts…

Shannon Fogarty Jun 2022


Amazing food, great teacher, fantastic experience all round! The salmon was an absolute highlight. Thanks!

Alexander Bryant Jun 2022


Amazing experience and very informative
Great instructions and very useful tips.
Wonderful recipes and food.

Cooking workshop review by Alexander Bryant

Jack Purtill May 2022


Tong was a fantastic teacher! He explained everything thoroughly and was really engaging. Food was delicious and we loved being able to take some home with us!

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Anthony Kennedy May 2022


Tong was a real character and had a great knowledge of Japanese food, and it enhanced our appreciation of that type of food and the amount of prep. etc . needed to prepare it. The venue was suited to the class. We found it good value for money and had some lovely food, plus some to take home and cook at our leisure.

Carol Norton Apr 2022


Venue was well set out. Materials supplied were all good. Our teacher was very helpful and informative.

Cooking workshop review by Carol Norton

Leah Ward Mar 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


Chef Tong was awesome. Funny, helpful. The food was amazing! Location is great but I would hate to find parking during the week. Weekends only for me! But I’m already booked in for two more classes so it’s no big deal Definitely recommend this class for anyone wanting a great day out.

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Leah Ward

Katherine Campbell Mar 2022


I really enjoyed this class. The presenter was wonderful and charming, the food really delicious and the venue just well stocked, super organised and fun to work in. All in all a great experience!

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Katherine Campbell

Bradley Luenen Mar 2022


The class was very interesting. The teacher was very enthusiastic and he drew from his own personal experience when teaching techniques.
The venue was clean and the staff were all very helpful and friendly.
There was never a dull moment it was either preparing food or enjoying eating it!
Would definitely recommend the Japanese Masterclass and will definitely be coming back

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Bradley Luenen

Sharna Brown Feb 2022


A great and well serviced venue. The chef was great and as well as talking techniques, Tong also stepped through shopping tips and other methods that could be used. A great day out with the hubby abd some very delicious food that will be very easy to replicate at home.

Priscilla Bloomfield Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Tong was amazing. Explained everything clearly and had a great sense of humour.
There was enough of everything to go around the class. Easy to find parking. The venue was nice and clean.

Cooking workshop review by Priscilla Bloomfield

Haley Weatherill Feb 2022


Loved the Japanese masterclass. Learned techniques to make some of my favourite Japanese dishes by hand. Chef Tong was very entertaining and engaging to make this Saturday evening class fun filled!

Sanjay Bahuguna Jan 2022


What’s enjoyable , fun, informative, good energy. Meredien Tw we’re very good quality and overall it’s was worth it and value.

Would do another class.

Cooking workshop review by Sanjay Bahuguna

Amber Knox Jan 2022


Was a good class .
Good chef ,
Clean environment
Tasty food
Amazing recipes
I would definitely recommend this class

Alfonso Osorio Jan 2022


It was good, the chef knows how to do the dishes but the timing wasn’t great as we have to rush a bit and next time I would love to see something different but the place is great and the staff is amazing, very good job guys love the place.

Nathalie Aguirre Dec 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Amazing food, amazing teacher
It was a great experience.
Highly recommend this class.
Great tips

Cooking workshop review by Nathalie Aguirre

Pria Pillay Nov 2021


Great choice of dishes. Friendly cheerful teacher. Great venue, delicious cocktails. Accommodated dietary requirements. Will be back!

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Pria Pillay

Mika Sato Nov 2021


Tong was a great teacher and it was fairly easy to follow his instructions or ask for help if we got stuck. The food we made was so yummy and definitely could see myself making the recipes at home!

Leeanne Soto Aug 2021


Fabulous chef! funny, friendly and helpfulHad an amazing time, lots of laughter, gained great knowledge and techniquesThe food tasted amazing and loads of leftovers to take home, bonusAlso have to mention the cocktails, absolutely beautiful in taste and presentation Highly recommend without question.

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Leeanne Soto

Emily Rowe Aug 2021

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


What a fun class! Definitely a good mix of men and women, the chef was hilarious and the food was to die for. I'm rebooking for the thai class next!

Cooking workshop review by Emily Rowe

Karen McLaughlin-Flemming Jul 2021


Our teacher Tang was great and very helpful and skilled. He made everything simple to understand and was happy to demonstrate as often as we wanted. Finished with a scrumptious meal of all the wonderful things we had cooked. Highly recommend for both skilled and non skilled cooks to be

Cooking workshop review by Karen McLaughlin-Flemming

Annette Learey Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My partner and I had a great afternoon learning how to make Udon noodles in dashi stock, gyoza, and nigiri. The teacher was friendly and easy to understand and would come and help when you asked. The recipe instructions that each table had were also easy to understand. All of the menial vegetable prep and dishwashing was done by the staff so we got to focus our time learning the more complicated steps. I'm keen to go back again and do the Thai classes as our teacher was a Thai chef.

Carissa Paulger Jun 2021


Felt very rushed and chaotic. Having a loud Spanish class beside us made it very hard to hear our instructor and understand the instructions given to us.

Devon Roach Apr 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Great venue and easily accessible by bus. All equipment readily available and of good standard. Clear instructions and easy to see demonstrations even following COVID19 requirements. Food delicious and recipes clear and all ingredients talked about and in some cases explanations on why particular ingredients could not be replaced by others. Eg types of flour. Lot of fun.

Cheryl Mar 2021


I loved the experience of learning to cook Japanese. It was fun. It was a bit disorganised at times and I felt rushed at times as well. The chef was funny and endearing and clearly knew what he was on about. It would have been helpful to have been shown where all the implements were at the beginning of class, what to do with dirty dishes etc. Also it was sometimes hard to heard the chef because one of the workers was using stick blender at stove while he was instructing us, so I missed somethings he was saying.

Rahchell Cornish Mar 2021


What a fantastic afternoon with Tong learning how to cook many Japanese dishes. I deeply appreciated the tidbits and pieces of advice Tong offered in addition to the regular instructions. I never knew authentic udon noodle was made using feet! Tong was an enthused, generous, kind and informative instructor with a great sense of humour.

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Rahchell Cornish Sydney

Donna Mackenzie Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Awesome atmosphere, great recipes and excellent fun. The facilities were great and I love you get the recipe before hand. Definitely will be doing more courses.
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