My Food Experiences
As a native English speaker, the husband and wife team of hosts did a great to make the experience wonderful. We tried a modified version of "Menu B Okonomiyaki", where instead of the Braised Pumpkin we made Nikujagu (Stewed Beef and Potatoes). We helped with the meal preparation by helping to slice the vegetables, and also had a chance at cooking by pan frying and flipping the Okonomiyaki. We ended the experience with origami folding and also took home a recipe guide for the dishes we made in class. I would recommend for anyone looking to do a Japanese cooking experience in Taipei.
Visiting Mika and Shingo was an amazing experience. Mika is a great cooker and very patient. Lesson was very funny and useful. They are such a great family! This experience is highly recommended!!
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!