Today, the camera crew from NHK Education Channel came to shoot my class. They are making a program which introduces people around the nation who are making efforts to show hospitality to foreigners visiting Japan. Simply Oishii Japanese Cooking Class will appear on two episodes to give hints on how to show hospitality by cooking.
Today was a vegetarian gyoza class. I wanted to show that there is a trend that many westerners are now eating less meat and that you need to know the guest's diet before entertaining them. And, that even if they do not eat meat, there are still many ways to entertain them. One example was the gyoza, a staple Japanese dish (although originally from China) usually made from pork can easily be made by just using vegetables and produce a similar taste.
Since my students today can eat seafood, I also made a boiled shrimp gyoza with asparagus, which turned out to be a big hit. I hope that the Japanese people watching this program will get some ideas when entertaining foreigners.
The program will air on October 28th at 10:00 pm, and the second appearance in December (this is a monthly program)
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I'm Miyuki and I teach Japanese Home cooking at my home in Tokyo.