What you'll do
The class is a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking. I will show you a special technique to make very tasty Japanese rice and how to make dashi from scratch using seaweed and bonito fish; all-natural ingredients. The type of fish depends on what is in season but will most likely be fresh yellow-tail, mackerel, or salmon. For meat, we will use chicken (no pork or beef). We will also make crispy tempura and more! Most ingredients I use are not difficult to find in your local store; I will also give you alternative ingredients, if you like, for things that are harder to find in the store! When we eat together, you will have the choice of tasting local sake and roasted tea. We will also have Japanese sweets from my favorite local traditional confectionary!
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Welcome to our sweet home kitchen in HORYUJI, Japan! I learned how to cook traditional home-style Japanese foods from my grandmother and mother. Let's enjoy cooking together with my family recipes near the Horyuji Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site)! We will cook Japanese food(washoku) and arrange the foods in a natural Japanese style. The class is a combination of demonstration and hands on cooking. In the class, I always show you a special technique to make very tasty Japanese rice and how to make dashi (clear soup) from scratch using seaweed and bonito fish; all-natural ingredients.
About the organisation
Wellness Inbound Association
Nara Wellness Tourism (Wellness Inbound Association) is a non-profit organization providing private tourist, families, corporate retreats, etc. with unique and detailed (not touristy) experiences of Nara. https://www.gonarastay.com/ They help Nara-based shrines, temples, ryokans, stores, and individuals, etc. to be recognized globally.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Wellness Inbound Association.
All the ingredients for your cooking including meal and desert. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let me know. …
Roasted tea, green tea, tasting two types of sake from local breweries
All necessary cooking tools, English recipes, and apron
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Where you'll be
You can come directly to our house by walking from the Horyuji Temple (about 10 minutes), or by taxi from the Horyuji JR Train Station (takes about 10 minutes). After you make a reservation, I will give you more information on how to access our house and other good places to visit!
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Tree nut allergy
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
We have a cat that lives with us. She is very cute, but if you have allergies… If you are wondering how to get my home kitchen, let me know and we will talk about the best way to get here!
❤Japanese cooking in the heart of Nara