Japanese Family Dishes Cooking Class in Kyoto City

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2.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Learned Japanese culture through cooking
  • Learned about 'OBANZAI', the authentic traditional Kyoto Cuisine
  • Small classes for effective learning experience
  • Convenient access as we are located in the middle of Kyoto City
Would you like to experience the charms of Japanese cuisine? The "SUMAYA Cooking Class" provides Kyoto-style home dish cooking lesson for foreign tourists. Let's come and learn the heart of "washoku" (Japanese cuisine) in the middle of Kyoto City.
What to Expect
Discover the exotic charm of Japan through this Kyoto-style cooking class in English. Make your way to the cooking studio by 15:55 as you will need some time to prepare and put on an apron. Currently we offer two courses, Premium Sukiyaki Course or Temari Sushi Course.

During the one-and-a-half-hour lesson, you will either learn to cook two main dishes, one dessert and brew your own tea in the traditional Japanese way for Premium Sukiyaki Course. For Temari Sushi Course, you will cook one main dish and one appetizer. The program will begin from learning about 'Dashi,' which is considered to be the basis of Japanese cuisine. From there, the instructor will demonstrate some fundamental dried ingredients used to make Dashi and explain to you how to use it in cooking Dashi-tamagoyaki. Following the instructions you will be cooking on your own while being closely supervised by the instructor.

Throughout the session, the instructor will also be giving you insights and a brief history behind each dish and its processes. Once you finish cooking, you will be asked to get seated at the table with your group. At this time, the instructor will bring your cooking to the table. Participants will say ‘Itadakimasu’ (Let’s Eat), a word Japanese says before eating their meal, and each participant will get to enjoy the food! At the end of the lesson, everyone will say ‘Gochisousama-deshita’ meaning ‘Thank you for the meal’ to show gratitude to the ingredients and to people who were involved in creating the dishes. After the participants finished dining, the instructor will present the recipe booklet to the participants as well as small souvenirs. 

At the end of the class, all participants will take pictures together before departing the studio, bringing with them, both precious memories and cooking skills that can be used to recreate these Japanese dishes when they return home.

Recipe A Premium Sukiyaki Course 

Dashi tasting : Learn about DASHI, which is a basis of Japanese food.
Dashi-maki Tamago (Japanese egg roll) : Cook simple side dish by using the DASHI and eggs.
Premium Sukiyaki: The traditional menu that has 400 years’ history in Japan, or commonly known as 'Japanese Beef Hot Pot'.
Rice: the primary staple food of Japanese cuisines, which has long history in Japanese Culture.
Mochi dessert: The sweets loved by many Japanese from old days.
Matcha: Powdered-green tea. Try making matcha tea and drink with Mochi dessert.

Recipe BTemari-Sushi (Ball-Shaped Sushi) Course

Dashi tasting:Learn about DASHI, which is a basis of Japanese food.
Dashi-maki Tamago(Japanese egg roll):Cook simple side dish by using the DASHI and eggs.
Temari-Sushi: A Kyoto-style Sushi, which was initially made to be small and round so that it is easy for Maiko (apprentice Geisha in Kyoto) to eat. It is made by putting a seafood topping of your preference on a vinegard rice.
What's Included
  • Admission fee
  • Ingredient & Equipment Fee
  • Meals and drinks
  • Souvenirs
What's Not Included
  • Transportation
Meeting Point

Meet in front of our cooking studio. Address: 284 Ogisakayacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 600-8095 Location: Located at Shijo Karasuma(the center of Kyoto city). 3 minutes walk from Subway “Shijo-Station” 3 minutes walk from Hankyu Railway “Karasuma-station” 7 minutes walk from NISHIKI Market

What to Remember
You can make a reservation up til 1 day before the lesson (until 18:00 Japan time)

Cancellation Policy:
- 2 days prior (no cancellation fee)
- A day before the lesson (full charge)

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