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Best Living Japan Cooking Classes

Best Living Japan Cooking Classes – 2019 Fall

Join a few Best Living Japan Cooking Classes!  All Cooking Classes are held in the professional cooking studio @ Best Living Japan @ 3-17-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Best Living Japan was founded by creative and busy moms whose only goal is to make living and traveling to Japan fun and enjoyable. Come learn something new and make some great friends. Learn, Laugh and Live!! is our motto. Classes can be signed-up one-by-one or as a group. Pay as you go, or get a discount by buying a set of Best Living Japan vouchers which are valid for one year from purchase date and can be used by friends and family. Click here for discount voucher information. Best Living Japan offers cooking, lifestyle, and crafting classes every day. Click here for September-December 2019 courses.

Friday, September 20 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking 1: Introduction to Dashi  (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: What is Dashi and how to make various dashi from scratch, and learn about the different leafy greens used in Japanese cooking.
Main: Shabu-shabu
Side 1: Tamagoyaki, Side 2: Komatsuna and Aburaage simmered in dashi
Monday, September 23 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Tempura
Learnings: How to cook Tempura
Main: Tempura Vegetables & Shrimp   *Shrimp can be replaced upon request
Sides: Salad, Soup & Rice
Friday, September 27 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking 2: Introduction to Grilling Fish (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: Learn to grill 4 types of fish and how to use of various seaweeds for daily meals.
Main: 4 Types of grilled fish
Side 1: Hijiki (type of seaweed), Side 2: Seaweed & Turnip Miso Soup, Rice: Turnip Leaf Rice
Monday, September 30 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Handmade Ramen
Learnings: How to make Ramen broth
Main: Ramen
Sides: Gyoza & Salad
* Ramen noodles will be store bought.
Thursday, October 3 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Tempura
Learnings: How to cook Tempura
Main: Tempura Vegetables & Shrimp   *Shrimp can be replaced upon request
Sides: Salad, Soup & Rice
Friday, October 4 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking 3: Introduction to Tofu (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: Know the different tofu, and how to cook them.
Main: Agedashi Tofu (fried tofu with mushroom sauce)
Side 1: Aburaage (deep-fried tofu) Salad, Side 2: Tofu Miso Soup, Rice: Takikomi Gohan (mixed rice)
Monday, October 7 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Teriyaki Chicken (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: How to make Teriyaki Sauce
Main: Teriyaki Chicken
Sides: 2 sides & Rice
Thursday, October 10 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Handmade Ramen
Learnings: How to make Ramen broth
Main: Ramen
Sides: Gyoza & Salad
* Ramen noodles will be store bought.
Friday, October 11 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 4: Introduction to Simmering (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: Learn about the different types of root tubers sold in the local supermarkets, and simmering techniques.
Main: Nikujaga (beef and potato japanese stew)
Side 1: Simmered Hijiki (seaweed), Side 2: Okura Miso Soup, Rice: Sweet Potato Rice
Thursday, October 17 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Teriyaki Chicken (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: How to make Teriyaki Sauce
Main: Teriyaki Chicken
Sides: 2 sides & Rice
Friday, October 18 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 5: Introduction to Frying
Learnings: How to know the oil temperature without a thermometer, and learn about roots used for Japanese cooking.
Main: Tonkatsu (Japanese deep fried pork with bread crumbs)
Side 1: Gobo no Kinpira (fried burdock roots), Side 2: Tonjiru (pork and vegetable miso soup), Rice: White Rice
Monday, October 21 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Temari and Temaki Sushi 
(* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: How to make Temari and Temaki Sushi
Main: Temari & Temaki
Thursday, October 24 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Temari and Temaki Sushi 
(* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: How to make Temari and Temaki Sushi
Main: Temari & Temaki
Monday, October 28 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Tonkatsu (Fried Pork)
Learnings: How to make Tonkatsu
Main: Tonkatsu
Sides: Curry Rice & Salad
Friday, November 1 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 6: Introduction to Obento (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)

Learnings: How to prepare a typical obento for weekend picnics, and family outings. Obento to take home. *Please bring your own Obento Box if you have one.

menu: Eight different obento foods will be taught and prepare; including, Onigiri, Onigirazu, Deep Fried Chicken Wings (Tulip Style), Tamagoyaki, Octopus shaped sausages etc
Thursday, November 7 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Tonkatsu (Fried Pork)
Learnings: How to make Tonkatsu
Main: Tonkatsu
Sides: Curry Rice & Salad
Friday, November 8 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 7: Introduction to Sushi (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: Overview on different types of sushi in Japan. How to select rice and fish at a local supermarket.
Learn how to make a cute ball shaped sushi, the toppings can fish/vegetables…all up to you!
Main: Sushi Temari (Ball Shaped Sushi)
Side 1: Daikon & Mizuna Salad, Side 2: Clam Soup
Monday, November 11 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Tempura
Learnings: How to make Tempura
Main: Tempura Vegetables & Shrimp   *Shrimp can be replaced upon request
Sides: Salad, Soup & Rice
Thursday, November 14 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Tempura
Learnings: How to make Tempura
Main: Tempura Vegetables & Shrimp   *Shrimp can be replaced upon request
Sides: Salad, Soup & Rice
Friday, November 15 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 8: Introduction to Nabe (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: Learn about the different types of nabe (hot pot) premix soups sold and how to prepare it.
Main: Nabe (hot pot)
 Side: Persimmon and Turnip Salad Rice: Ojiya (rice porridge)
Monday, November 18 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Handmade Ramen
Learnings: How to make Ramen broth
Main: Ramen
Sides: Gyoza & Salad
* Ramen noodles will be store bought.
Thursday, November 21 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Handmade Ramen
Learnings: How to make Ramen broth
Main: Ramen
Sides: Gyoza & Salad
* Ramen noodles will be store bought.
Friday, November 22 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 9: Introduction to Fermentation (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: Learn about fermented foods in Japan and the natural benefits; including, Miso, Pickles, Natto, Shio Koji
Main: Salmon in Shio Koji and Chicken in Shio Koji
 Side 1: Tsukemono (Japanese pickles), Side 2: Greens with Miso Vinaigrette, Rice.
Take home: Make your own shiokoji to take home and ferment.
Monday, December 2 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Teriyaki Chicken (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: How to make Teriyaki Sauce
Main: Teriyaki Chicken
Sides: 2 sides & Rice
Thursday, December 5 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Teriyaki Chicken (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: How to make Teriyaki Sauce
Main: Teriyaki Chicken
Sides: 2 sides & Rice
Friday, December 6 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 10:  Introduction to Noodles
Learnings: Learn about Japanese noodles (udon, somen, soba and ramen)
Main 1: Curry Udon, Main 2: Ramen
 Side 1: Tempura Side 2: Ramen Eggs and Chashu (BBQ Pork)
* Udon and Ramen noodles will be store bought.
Monday, December 9 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Temari and Temaki Sushi 
(* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: How to make Temari and Temaki Sushi
Main: Temari & Temaki
Thursday, December 12 (9:00-12:00) – Japanese Home Cooking: Temari and Temaki Sushi 
(* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: How to make Temari and Temaki Sushi
Main: Temari & Temaki
Friday, December 13 (9:00-12:00) –  Japanese Home Cooking 11: Introduction to Japanese Party Food (* Gluten free version available. Please let us know in advance.)
Learnings: Learn how to make five great party finger foods for holiday platers or party appetizers.
Menu: Temaki Sushi, Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken), Two Types of Yakitori Skewers, Tamagoyaki
Monday, December 16 (16:00-19:00) – Japanese Home Cooking EVENING: Tonkatsu (Fried Pork)
Learnings: How to make Tonkatsu
Main: Tonkatsu
Sides: Curry Rice & Salad

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