What you'll do
You will learn and experience how to cook Hokkaido style Salmon BBQ called "Chan-Chan Yaki" along with other 3 Japanese and Hokkaido dishes. Chan-Chan Yaki is a dish originally made by some fishermen in Hokkaido. After hard fishing work in the morning, they'll often gather at the harbour and throw a huge fillet of locally-caught salmon and random vegetables on a rectangle iron plate and grill them along with a miso-based sauce and butter. The harmony of the ingredients and the miso-sauce is heavenly. What you will learn to cook: 1. Chan-Chan Yaki (Iron pan-grilled salmon and vegetable BBQ with miso-butter sauce. It's hard to beat!) 2. Grandma's Hokkaido-style potato pancakes (Hokkaido's all-time favourite. The recipe was passed down from my grandma. Who can cook better than a grandma?) 3. Soy sauce -Butter Onigiri (Hokkaido is famous for its dairy production, and I'd say butter is like the blood of Hokkaido people. [Butter + Soy sauce + "＿＿＿＿＿"= Delicious]) 4. Miso Soup with Seasonal Vegetables (Soothing and healthy. You know, it never disappoints you.) Cooking should last about 1.5 to 2 hours and the rest of the time will be for eating. You can also take photos while cooking and eating.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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I've been very enthusiastic about cooking ever since I was in junior high school. When I was 18, I entered one of the most prestigious culinary schools in Australia to learn how to cook Western cuisine. After I came back to Japan, I worked at a French bistro, a ramen bar and a Japanese Izakaya and enhanced my knowledge about cooking. I've recently finished a Japanese home-cooking instructor course to teach how to make delicious local dishes from my dearest home Hokkaido. Japanese dishes like sushi, tempura and ramen are very well-known and popular in a lot of countries around the world, but what you will learn in my class is the food that I've been eating at home since I was a child.
Cookware and utensils, Ingredients, Aprons, Recipe book (English), Tableware
Where you'll be
The class is taught at my home, which is around 12 minutes on foot from JR Tokaichiba Station in Midori-ward Yokohama. To get to my house, you can either walk or I can pick you up at the station. The ward is full of nature and holds nature parks and a famous zoo called Zoorasia. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Midori ward would be a good place to resort on.
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.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 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…
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.
If you need a ride from the station, be there at 10:30 am. Any latecomers will need to walk to my house. Please let me know about the following items beforehand. *Do you have any special food requirement, such as allergy or dietary habit? *How confident are you at cooking?
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