My Food Experiences
Japanese cuisine is very well known worldwide. It is regarded as one of the most healthy and tasty cuisines. However there are popular and everyday ...
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, JapanView Experience
Amazing experience with Yoshiko!! The lunch Yoshiko taught us to prepare was truly amazing! Some of the best food we have eaten in Japan. No one else’s gyoza can compare. Thank you for an unforgettable experience and the most amazing recipes we can now cook for our families and friends back home in Australia. Sue and Christine
I absolutely enjoyed my morning with Yoshiko-san. First of all, she made a seemingly complicated trip to her home train station very simple and easy to follow. We found each other at the train station almost immediately. Yoshiko is fluent in English so we had no language barrier whatsoever. Her dishes are delicious and simple enough to follow! I love as well how she imparts her own twist on things. Like her tofu gratin. Ask her about the tofu gratin! The next time I am in the area I would love to reconnect and take Yoshiko-san's other classes. Highly recommended. Thank you, Yoshiko-san!
My wife and I had a private two person bento cooking class with Yoshiko. It was an absolute highlight of our trip to Japan! Yoshiko did a wonderful job at explaining the various specific Japanese ingredients and she was very thorough in explaining any techniques we needed to know. She was so welcoming, kind, warm and polite. We loved being able to have a conversation with her as we ate our excellent meal. We have zero regrets on booking this experience. You will leave feeling very full, satisfied and like you had a real local experience in Japan.
Yoshiko san was very friendly, caring, and detail oriented. We had fun cooking with her, and no doubt the meal was very delicious. I was so excited the moment I saw my egg roll, simply amazing! Love the main dish (grilled fish + garnish radish). I want to cook again if I have the chance to do so. We chit chat over the lunch session, and we talked about different cultures too.
The cooking and lunch-sharing with Host Yoshiko was a wonderful experience! Firstly, Yoshiko was very kind and patient with me. I was confused by the Osaka railway stops and was almost half an hour late! However, Yoshiko was very forgiving and understanding. She waited patiently near the appointed station, and drove me to her lovely home. The kitchen was neat and well-kept. She made me feel at home. After some good introduction, she started by sharing with me the important sauces and ingredients in Japanese cooking. She even taught me how to boil the Daishi, a basic Japanese soup stock. Now I know why Japanese dishes are so tasty! There were 7 dishes to cook, but Yoshiko managed the time very well, cooking them all at the same time. And of course, I had to do it hands-on with the cutting, cooking and garnishing. I really learnt a lot, especially in terms of the method of cooking and managing time efficiently in the kitchen. And when it came to tucking in at the food, I felt a sense of achievement! It was really a sumptuous feast despite it being simple home-cooked dishes. Yoshiko even offered me persimmon as dessert. I was so impressed by her hospitality. We chatted quite a lot and I think it was a great cultural exchange. We exchanged parting gifts after that. I will highly recommend to attend her cooking class-cum-lunch session. Thank you so much, Yoshiko!