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)
Website: 2020 Tokyo Minnano Ouen Keikaku (Everyone's plan to support 2020 Tokyo)
My new website is now open. I've made some changes on the looks. And what's more, I have a new logo! It's designed by my ex-colleague from Sony, when I was a working in Singapore. He is actually my neighbor now who has his own company designing presentations for business use.
The new logo symbolized the sakura (cherry tree blossoms) from the Meguro River, which my home looks over.
School has finally started today, and my two boys are off to school. Since the new school year is in spring, they are just starting their 2nd term with loads of homework to do during summer (poor Japanese children!)
Peace has finally arrived and I was able to do some house cleaning for a couple of hours today without any disruption. So, I am now ready to start my classes.
I'm open for booking on weekdays between 10 am and 5 pm. Just send me your request through my contact form. I just need : requested time and date, number of people - min. 2 and max 6, and the course you would like to take and I will get back to you within 24 hours. If you have not received my reply, please check your SPAM folder or send me a message on facebook.
I've also started to post recipes on Cookpad as well as added new recipes to Oyshee Recipes (new recipes not published yet). So do take a look and follow me for more recipes to come.
I'm Miyuki and I teach Japanese Home cooking at my home in Tokyo.