In this activity, we will be cooking a Japanese food called “Tempura” as well as a Tempura dipping sauce and Takikomi-Gohan (Japanese pilaf). As a starter, we have Hiyayakko (chilled tofu) with Japanese Sake. After the meal, we can have a traditional Japanese style Japanese tea ceremony. After the meal the Japanese sweets are waiting for you!
I’ve created easy-to-use recipes with ingredients that can be bought back at home!
The menu will be the following:
Tempura - We will deep-fry prawns and vegetables of the season such as asparagus, lotus roots, broccoli and squash. Using the most common methodology we will mix the tempura batter. Once we have mixed the tempura batter, we will deep-fry the ingredients until the edges are nice and crispy with the insides being soft and juicy. We prefer light tempura rather than greasy (deep fried).
Chilled Tofu -It's one of the most popular dish with people taking Yuka's Japanese cooking class. We will make a soba dipping sauce and pour it on chilled tofu. Yuka also uses the soba dipping sauce in many of the other Japanese cooking classes at Yuka’s cooking school in Tokyo.
Using the most traditional Japanese method, we will make tempura dipping sauce from bonito flakes. The dipping sauce of tempura goes with grated raddish. This dipping sauce has various uses such as Japanese soba sauce, salad dressing, broth and so on.
Takikomi Gohan - Instead of using a rice cooker, we will cook the rice in an ordinary pot using an easy but efficient method. Enjoy the unique flavor of Japanese mushrooms and burdock. The aroma of Takikom-gohan and soy sauce will stimulate your appetite.
We make soup stock (dashi) from konbu kelp and bonito flakes.
Tea ceremony - After the meal and Japanese sweets everyone can enjoy the long anticipated traditional Japanese tea ceremony! The type of dessert will vary depending on the season.
During the class we will use a bamboo spoon to make some traditional Japanese Matcha tea (green tea). The Japanese tea ceremony is a very important part of Japan’s culture and a great way to relax and reflect on your Japanese cooking experience in Tokyo.
Shirokane 5, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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