Japanese Healthy Bento Cooking Class

Vegan version of the popular Bento using a Wappa natural wooden bento box

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4 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $148 - $390
($390 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $295 for 2 guests, $195 for 3 guests, $148 for 4 guests)

Looking for fun things to do at home to ignite your wanderlust? Well, Hero Cooking is here to bring Japan to you!

In this relaxing class, you will learn to cook an authentic Japanese healthy bento lunch box in the comfort of your home. Together, you will make original dishes that you usually cannot find in Australia, using authentic Japanese utensils and fresh ingredients provided by friendly expert Hiro.

First, Hiro will take you through the recipe and its cultural origin in Japan, explaining what makes it unique within the country. Then, you'll get hands-on and learn the steps and techniques required to prepare the meal to perfection, just as it has been done for generations.

You will learn how to express your love in a lunch box by using five Japanese cooking methods: Yakimono (grilled), Nimono (simmered), Shirumono (soup), Gohan (rice), and Tsukemono (pickled vegetables).

Your healthy bento ingredients (seasonally dependent):

  • Mixed vegetable rice
  • Simmered pumpkin
  • Grilled eggplant with onion steak sauce
  • Kimpira vegetables
  • Edamame sticks
  • Miso soup
  • Tsukemono (pickled vegetables)
(Ingredients vary upon availability)

Once cooking is complete, Hiro will then teach you how to present and arrange each dish.

Finally, you'll be able to dig in and enjoy the truly authentic and healthy Japanese meal that you created! You will also receive the recipes and an illustrated shopping list to help you easily find the required ingredients at your local Asian store.

For an additional cost, you can enjoy an authentic experience where you can wear a selection of Yukata, or summer Kimonos. They are a great addition to the class if you want to create some wonderful memories and take stunning photos.

Whether you're looking for indoor family activities or birthday party ideas, make sure to book this fun Japanese bento cooking class!

Please note: Let Hero Cooking know of any dietary requirements and allergies via the booking question at checkout.

Add-on available for this class
  • Yukata kimono dress experience (per person) ($40)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly class.
What you'll get
  • Hands-on tutoring
  • Knowledge of common Japanese ingredients and cooking practices
  • A cooking lesson in English / Japanese
  • Lunch that you created
  • Recipe cards for the dishes
  • Shopping list that helps you find the ingredients at your local Japanese / Asian store
  • Name tag written in calligraphy
  • Surprise dessert!
What to bring
An apron.

Your teacher can travel within 20 kms of Broadbeach, to a venue of your choice

Japanese Healthy Bento Cooking Class location
Your teacher

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In the countryside of Shiga, my ancestors spent their lives operating a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese hotel in which they perfected the art of Omotenashi, or, Japanese Hospitality. There, in the outskirts of Japan’s cultural capital Kyoto, my grandparents taught me the culinary arts of cultivation and cuisine. Since moving to Australia in 2012, I’ve used the skills passed down to me to create a balanced and healthy diet, to aid in the healing of my body. And now that I’m certified in Natural Foods, I wish to share my knowledge and experience of historic Japanese dishes with the world!

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2024-06-07 15:00:00
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