Kyoto Cooking Class
In this relaxed and friendly atmosphere with your small group, learn Japanese culinary secrets and cooking techniques. You’ll prepare several dishes — enough for lunch — that you can enjoy together at the end of your lesson. Afterward, explore Kyoto on your own or make your way back to your accommodation.
Option 1: Obanzai Enjoy cooking this traditional home-style meal, made up of several small and healthy dishes that are simple to prepare. You’ll use local Kyoto vegetables and plant-based foods, including fried tofu, bean curd and leafy greens such as spinach. Obanzai is typically prepared using fresh and seasonal ingredients, such as bright yellow rapeseed blossoms in spring and mushrooms during autumn. You will be amazed how Japanese vegetarian dishes can be so colorful and wholesome!
Please note: Obanzai is not 100 percent vegetarian cuisine. Your dish may use some eggs or fish (for soup stock), but meat and dairy products are not used.
Option 2: Teriyaki ChickenYour cooking instructor teaches you step-by-step to successfully cook teriyaki chicken with a shiny finish (without burning the skin!). In addition to this Kyoto-style dish, which includes grilled chicken flavored with soy sauce, as your main course, you’ll prepare misoshiru soup (soy bean paste soup) or osumashi (clear soup) along with a side salad and seasonal fruit.
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- All ingredients for cooking
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 4 years old
- A maximum of 6 people per booking
- Please notify the operator of any allergies or religious practices that prohibit you from consuming certain foods by writing in the "Special Requirement" box
Great class! The instructor really went went out of her way to make me feel welcome. She guided me through all the dishes and shared the meal with me. I really enjoyed this class!
An excellent experience with a wonderful instructor at WAK Japan Women's Association of Kyoto in a 100 year old house. We made a great vegetarian meal of tofu teriyaki that I'm now adding to my at home repertoire and I learned a lot about Japanese cooking and customs.