My Food Experiences
Excellent experience. Mika was very thorough and had the recipes typed out for us. She showed us all of the ingredients and we photographed the packages so we can buy them. She explained and demonstrated each stage and answered all of our questions. Everything was cut and ready to cook. We had a lot of fun with her and her family. The meal was delicious - it was great to learn how to cook a traditional Japanese meal. Her children and husband were enthusiastic hosts and spoke English very well.
I had a great evening with my hosts, Mika, Shingo, and their children. Mika was very well prepared for our cooking lesson, and I learned about some new ingredients and new cooking techniques, including how to prepare a rolled omelette, braised pumpkin, and Okonomiyaki, a savory pancake that comes from Mika's home city of Osaka. The whole family speaks good English, and I enjoyed our conversation, too. Overall, it was an excellent experience!