Private Market Tour and Authentic Japanese Cooking Class with an Osaka Local

Private Market Tour and Authentic Japanese Cooking Class with an Osaka Local
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$58
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Your local host Yoshiko will take you on a supermarket tour of her neighborhood which will last about 45 minutes. As you explore the shops where she purchases different ingredients, she will teach you about where the products are made and the history behind them. You may purchase a few ingredients for your cooking class before driving home together.

After the market tour, you will join Yoshiko in her kitchen and learn to prepare 4-5 Japanese home style dishes from scratch! Yoshiko will have you start by showing you how to make dashi stock, the Japanese foundation that most dishes are based on. You will learn how to use dashi instead of water when preparing Japanese cuisine to bring out the unique umami flavor of each dish. The cooking portion of your experience will last about an hour before you sit down to enjoy the food. 

This is a wonderful way to get a glimpse into the life of a Japanese local and experience the country's culture and cuisine first-hand!

Yoshiko worked as tour guide for many years before she started teaching Japanese cooking at home. Proud of the cooking techniques she learned from her mother, a wonderful home cook, Yoshiko enjoys sharing her mother's recipes and cooking skills with others. She also enjoys creating and experimenting with new menus, and values using fresh and natural ingredients in the healthy Japanese food she prepares. 

Yoshiko lives in Takarazuka, a town located a quick 20 minutes by train from central Osaka, known for both its hot springs and its all-female Takarazuka Revue, a musical theater-troupe.

Yoshiko will also share printed recipes with you, so you can recreate the dishes you learned at home. Don't miss out on this culinary experience you'll remember long after your trip is over!

Please note: Guests can bring their own alcohol to enjoy over the meal.

Your local host Yoshiko will take you on a supermarket tour of her neighborhood which will last about 45 minutes. As you explore the shops where she purchases different ingredients, she will teach you about where the products are made and the history behind them. You may purchase a few ingredients for your cooking class before driving home together.

After the market tour, you will join Yoshiko in her kitchen and learn to prepare 4-5 Japanese home style dishes from scratch! Yoshiko will have you start by showing you how to make dashi stock, the Japanese foundation that most dishes are based on. You will learn how to use dashi instead of water when preparing Japanese cuisine to bring out the unique umami flavor of each dish. The cooking portion of your experience will last about an hour before you sit down to enjoy the food. 

This is a wonderful way to get a glimpse into the life of a Japanese local and experience the country's culture and cuisine first-hand!