Last weekend, I held a class for 9 year old girls at a birthday party. They did quite well and seemed like everyone had a lot of fun.
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Ever Since I started my miso class, which has been overwhelmingly popular, I started to look around if there are any miso specialty shops around. And, I found one just in my neighborhood. I must have rode passed it on my bike numerous times, but I had never realized that it was a miso shop!
The Sakamoto Shoten which carries over 30 kinds of miso has been business here in Higashi Gotanda since 1922. They sell miso by weight. (prices range from 320 yen per kilo, min. 500g) So from now on, I will buy my miso here. If you are into miso, please visit this shop which is only 2 minutes from Gotanda Station (JR Yamanote Line) , East Exit, next to the Mitsui Sumitomo Bank.
Yesterday, I held a wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) class attended by guests including a little guest from Holland. She was very patient and did a brilliant job making a beautiful early spring themed wagashi. We made a Japanese Camelia flower and a spring mountain motif kinton (wagashi covered with shredded nerikiri dough). I found a sakura anko (white bean paste with cherry tree leaves mixed in) and that really makes it feel like spring is approaching. I also bought some mini size cutters at Kappabashi (Cooking utensil street near Asakusa) during the weekend that were a big hit, and we all made a beautiful mountain covered with flowers.
I never liked the taste of Japanese bacon as it isn't so different from ham. And even more dislike the fact that it contains so many ingredients that I have no idea what they are. So if you are keen on eating healthy make your own bacon. Not only is it healthier, it tastes much better and it is so much cheaper!
All you need is a block of pork belly, salt, tea leaves and an oven! (If you don't like the smoked flavor, you can omit the tea leaves. )
I am holding a decoration sushi class on Feb. 18th at 2:30 pm. If anyone is interested to join, please let me know.
We will be making Frog and Peach Flower. They are easy to make and a great addition to your obento box or parties.
Class fee is 6,700 yen. Duration : 2.5 hours.
Last Thursday I did a workshop for the moms at Ohana International School in Motoazabu. Although it was quite challenging to hold a class where there is no kitchen, it is always nice to get out of my own kitchen to do a class elsewhere. The turn out was great and we all had a good time packing the obento boxes (I hope).
I demonstrated a couple of obento fillings including the chicken burgers (tori-tsukune) and fried chicken (tori- karaage) , but most importantly, the rules regarding hygiene and food safety when packing obento boxes.
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I'm Miyuki and I teach Japanese Home cooking at my home in Tokyo.