Osaka Traditional Japanese Cooking Class with Small-Group

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Osaka

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Learn how to make Japanese dishes with an informative Japanese cooking class in Nishinomiya city(between Osaka and Kobe). Mondo-yakujin station is a very close to central Osaka,only 15~20 min by Umeda/Osaka(Osaka main station) to here by hankyu train. This hands-on experience will have you whisking tea, rolling ‘takoyaki' (octopus dumpling) and Okonomiyaki(Japanese pancake) learning many other techniques that are essential to making delicious Japanese food at home. You’ll also cultivate a deeper appreciation for your meals in Japan. The small group setting, with a maximum of six participants, ensures that you’ll receive personal attention.
Meet your guide at Mondo-yakujin train station in front of west gate and walk to the nearby cooking studio to begin your small-group, 2.5-hour cooking class. Ease into this fun and informative class with a matcha tea tasting in a room with traditional tatami floor mats: whisk powdered green tea with water, sip and relax. Watch the best way to cook miso soup during the opening demonstration. Your cooking instructor is well versed in the details and nuances of cooking Japanese food. Subtle techniques can have big effects on the food, so be sure to watch closely. Next master the art of takoyaki, a ball-shaped snack made of wheat flour and filled with octopus and pickled ginger and cooked in a takoyaki pan. Try your hand at making okonomiyaki, a popular Osaka dish with flour, egg, cabbage, pork and dried bonito flakes. At the end of the class, taste the fruits of your labor, with an optional beer or sake pairing (if option selected). Discuss your favorite dishes and newly learned techniques with new friends over a delicious meal.

What’s included

  • Lunch or Dinner
  • All ingredients for cooking
  • English-speaking cooking instructor
  • Sake and/or beer tasting (if option selected)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off