The other day, we went to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Despite living in Tokyo for decades, I've only visited there maybe once or twice. I went with my Japanese cooking teacher and she showed us around and I managed to pick up a few useful things as well as a nice block of tuna as this place is not just for buying fish.
In the outer market, there are a lot of food stalls selling noodles and sushi and donburi (Rice bowls) and they all looked tempting! The stalls are open from early morning but the inner market is open to tourists and visitors from 9 am. You can get fresh seafood and fish at a very low price.
I'm already thinking about going back to get some more fresh fish!
Yesterday was the second lesson for obento boxmaking. In the Otona (adult) obento box course we made a couple of side dishes including tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet) followed by 2 main dishes, Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) and Ginger Pork). We also made Onigiri (Rice balls).
In the youchien (kindergarten) obento course, I touched on how to make animal sausages and other ways to make the obento box appealing to the young ones. This course we will be making miso-katsu (Japanese style deep-fried breaded pork in Miso sauce and Tori Tukune (Mini chicken burgers in teriyaki sauce) for the main dish and few other side dishes. Both courses will cover at least 12 different obento fillers so bring a big obento box!
I hope everybody had a good time filling up their obento boxes! (I sure did!)
There are some spots left for Obento course in April. Please inquire for availability>>>contact form
In Japan, the new school year starts in April and children joining youchien (kindergarten), private schools, and high schools would be bringing packed lunches from home. Unlike some other countries where packed lunch means peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apple and a bag of potato chips, the Japanese Obento must be a colorful, nutritious and tasty assortment of dishes packed in a small box.
My new obento course will go through the basics of making a Japanese style obento box including some important rules that must be followed during the summer climate. We will also be tasting some of the popular ready-made fozen obento fillers that would be a great help in filling the obento box.
Please choose from the following 2 courses :
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I'm Miyuki and I teach Japanese Home cooking at my home in Tokyo.