oKONOMIYAKI: JAPANESE SAVORY PANCAKES

Wednesday,  MAY 27, 2015  6-8 PM   at Mississippi Market

Okonomiyaki is a food of ordinary Japanese people which comparable to hamburgers to Americans. Okonomi means “what you like,” so the name implies the casualness. It is a healthy Japanese pancake which mostly filled with thin sliced cabbage and put together with flour and egg and added with variety of ingredients such as thin sliced pork.  Japanese love this dish because it is healthy and perfect for a casual party to cook at the table top to share with everyone and also eaten as a snack, lunch or dinner.  I'm going to demonstrate how to prepare it, and we are going cook it together at the table to share. 

vegan japanese meal

Friday, April 24, 2015  6-8 PM   at Mississippi Market

It is simple to prepare a Japanese meal as a vegan. There is no dairy in traditional Japanese cooking, and few dishes require eggs. Also you can create wonderful "Umami" with Kobu seaweed, dried Shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce without fish or meat.  Japanese call rice “main food,” and “one soup and three dishes” accompanying the rice is the basic structure of a Japanese meal.  I’ll explain how to create a balanced vegan Japanese meals. I’ll demonstrate how to make a wonderful Miso soup with Kobu seaweed broth, Hijiki seaweed dish, spinach dish and Natto (fermented soy beans).

TEMAKI SUSHI PARTY: MAKE YOUR OWN HAND ROLL SUSHI PARTY

Saturday, January 31, 2015  2-4 PM  

You love sushi but cannot afford to take whole family to a sushi restaurant?  Having sushi at a restaurant prepared by a professional chef is wonderful and delicious but can cost so much.  “Temaki sushi party: make your own hand roll sushi party” is the easiest and most affordable way to enjoy sushi at home.  I'm going to demonstrate how to prepare sushi and each of us is going make our own temaki sushi.  The price of the class includes complete meal.      

SUKIYAKI: JAPAN'S FAMOUS BEEF HOT POT DISH

Wednesday, February 18, 2015  6-8 PM    

Japanese enjoy many variety of hot pot dishes in winter, and Sukiyaki is one of the most popular. Thin sliced beef and plenty of vegetables are cooked and seasoned with sugar, soy sauce and Sake (Japanese rice wine) at the table while sharing the pot of meal with family and friends. Cooked beef and vegetables are eaten by dipping into raw eggs if preferred.  I'm going to demonstrate how to prepare Sukiyaki, cooking and eating as you share the meal from one pot. 

traditional japanese okinawan spare rib soup with kobu seaweed

Wednesday, March, 25, 2015  6-8 PM   at Mississippi Market

The semi-tropical Okinawa prefecture in the south end of Japan where I am originally from is famous for its people's longevity and the unique diet. Okinawan cuisine is a cross between Chinese and Japanese. It incorporates a variety of seaweeds in many dishes, particularly the Kobu seaweed, which is rich in minerals. It is said that the combination of pork, tofu, seaweed, variety of vegetables and low sugar and salt is the reason for Okinawan's longevity.  There are many wonderful soups that use Kobu. I'd like to introduce the one of the most traditional soups of Okinawa, the spare rib soup. Its broth is made with bonito fish, and it has plenty of Kobu seaweed, spare ribs, daikon radish and carrots. It comforts you in cold days with rich nutritious ingredients.

​BENTO: THE JAPANESE LUNCH BOX

Saturday, October 25, 2014  2-4 PM   

Bento box gives you a pleasure of opening a gift of a creative, beautiful, tasty and healthy gift. Japanese spend time and energy to prepare Bento for their love ones often by utilizing the leftovers from dinner. Elaborated large Bento boxes are also perfect for picnic parties. I'm going to explain the tips to create a Bento, demonstrate how to prepare it, and each of you practice making rice balls and put together your own Bento. ​ The class includes a whole meal.

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COLD JAPANESE NOODLES FOR HOT SUMMER DAYS

Saturday, JULY 25, 2015  2-4 PM   Sign Up at  Mississippi Market : Market Member $30    Non-Member $35

To eat Japanese noodles it is polite to slurp the noodles with unapologetic sounds.  And nothing is as refreshing and soothing as having cold noodles on hot summer days.  It is a Japanese tradition to have light cold noodles in the summer such as Soba noodles and Somen noodles.  Soba is made with healthy buckwheat flour which is high in protein, and Somen is very fine and delicate noodles as angel hair.  Both are eaten by dipping into a soy sauce based sauce garnished with wasabi, thin sliced scallions, Shiso (Japanese herb), and freshly ground ginger.  I'm going to demonstrate how to make the dipping sauce, prepare the cold Soba and Somen noodles, and how to slurp it!  The class includes a whole meal.

VEGETARIAN JAPANESE COOKING WITH FALL VEGETABLES

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  6-8 PM   

Rice and Miso soup are the critical components of a typical Japanese meal.  A  Japanese meal has a few side dishes that accompany the rice and Miso soup.  Usually the side dishes are a combination of a fish or meat dish and vegetable dishes.  I'm going to show how to create a simple Japanese meal with a healthy Miso soup with wakame and tofu, Japanese style rice, grilled fish, simple vegetable pickles, boiled spinach and cold tofu.    While a typical Japanese breakfast has fewer dishes, dinner has a lager variety, so we are going to create a dinner and enjoy the meal at the class.  The class includes a whole meal.

BASIC JAPANESE COOKING WITH MISO SOUP

Saturday, July 26, 2014  2-4 PM   Sign Up at  Mississippi Market Market Member $30    Non-Member $35

Rice and Miso soup are the critical components of a typical Japanese meal.  A  Japanese meal has a few side dishes that accompany the rice and Miso soup.  Usually the side dishes are a combination of a fish or meat dish and vegetable dishes.  I'm going to show how to create a simple Japanese meal with a healthy Miso soup with wakame and tofu, Japanese style rice, grilled fish, simple vegetable pickles, boiled spinach and cold tofu.    While a typical Japanese breakfast has fewer dishes, dinner has a lager variety, so we are going to create a dinner and enjoy the meal at the class.  The class includes a whole meal.

MIZUTAKI: JAPAN'S FAVORITE FAMILY WINTER DISH

Saturday, November 22, 2014  2-4 PM     

Mizutaki (Nabe) is a Japan's favorite winter dish. It is a perfect fun and tasty winter dish to keep you warm. You cook and eat plenty of vegetables with some meat at the table while you share the pot of meal with your family and friends. I'm going to demonstrate how to prepare the meal, cook and eat as you are sharing the meal from one pot! The class includes a whole meal.

kimiko's Japanese home cooking

TEMAKI SUSHI PARTY: MAKE YOUR OWN HAND ROLL SUSHI PARTY

Saturday, July 30, 2016  1-3 PM   Sign Up at  Mississippi Market : Market Member $35    Non-Member $40

You love sushi but cannot afford to take whole family to a sushi restaurant?  Having sushi at a restaurant prepared by a professional chef is wonderful and delicious but can cost so much.  “Temaki sushi party: make your own hand roll sushi party” is the easiest and most affordable way to enjoy sushi at home.  I'm going to demonstrate how to prepare sushi and each of us is going to make our own temaki sushi.  The price of the class includes complete meal.      

oKONOMIYAKI: JAPANESE SAVORY PANCAKES

Saturday,  April 30, 2016  1 - 3 PM   Sign Up at  Mississippi Market : Market Member $30    Non-Member $35

Okonomiyaki is a food of ordinary Japanese people which comparable to hamburgers to Americans. Okonomi means “what you like,” so the name implies the casualness. It is a healthy Japanese pancake which mostly filled with thin sliced cabbage and put together with flour and egg and added with variety of ingredients such as thin sliced pork.  Japanese love this dish because it is healthy and perfect for a casual party to cook at the table top to share with everyone and also eaten as a snack, lunch or dinner.  I'm going to demonstrate how to prepare it, and we are going cook it together at the table to share. 

OZOONI: TRADITIONAL JAPANESE NEW YEAR'S SOUP

Saturday, January 30, 2016  2-4 PM   Sign Up at  Mississippi Market : Market Member $30    Non-Member $35

 January first, the New Year's Day is the most important holiday in Japan, and Ozooni which is a soup with Mochi (Japanese rice cake) is one of the significant dishes for Japanese to celebrate the New Year.  I will show how to make this traditional dish with wonderful clear soup and also explain how to enjoy Mochi in many different ways.    The class includes a whole meal.

Vegetarian Chirashi Sushi

Saturday, March 26, 2016  2-4 PM   Sign Up at  Mississippi Market : Market Member $30    Non-Member $35

Vegetarian Chirashi Sushi is one of the popular types of Sushi. Chirashi means scattered in Japanese.  With Chirashi Sushi, variety of ingredients are mixed together or spread over the Sushi rice. I am going to show how to make a vegetarian Chirashi sushi with wonderful dried shiitake mushrooms, gobo ( burdock root) with wonderful fragrance and other variety of vegetables. This dish is perfect for a party or pack to a Bento box.  

Basic japanese cooking with miso soup

Saturday,  May 28, 2016  1 - 3 PM   Sign Up at  Mississippi Market : Market Member $30    Non-Member $35

Rice and Miso soup are the critical components of a typical Japanese meal.  A  Japanese meal has a few side dishes that accompany the rice and Miso soup.  Usually the side dishes are a combination of a fish or meat dish and vegetable dishes.  I'm going to show how to create a simple Japanese meal with a healthy Miso soup with wakame and tofu, Japanese style rice, grilled fish, simple vegetable pickles, boiled spinach and cold tofu.    While a typical Japanese breakfast has fewer dishes, dinner has a lager variety, so we are going to create a dinner and enjoy the meal at the class.  The class includes a whole meal.