Virtual Cooking Class with a Japanese Sweets Artist

We will learn how to make Matcha Dango with Japanese Sweets Designer Midori Nishimura!

We will start with the basic recipe of dango, then we will make two different types of Kawaii dango decoration redesigned specifically for the occasion by Nishimura Sensei. At the end, we will make a tasty drink to match our homemade dango.

Use your ability and your creativity to give shape to original Wagashi, the traditional Japanese sweets.
Everything you need is just a few typical Japanese ingredients and your curiosity!

Join us and discover the magical and delicious world of Confectionery Decoration!
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Chuo City, Japan
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




We will learn how to make Matcha Dango with Japanese Sweets Designer Midori Nishimura!

We will start with the basic recipe of dango, then we will make two different types of Kawaii dango decoration redesigned specifically for the occasion by Nishimura Sensei. At the end, we will make a tasty drink to match our homemade dango.

Use your ability and your creativity to give shape to original Wagashi, the traditional Japanese sweets.
Everything you need is just a few typical Japanese ingredients and your curiosity!

Join us and discover the magical and delicious world of Confectionery Decoration!

① Introduction
② Lecture on Dango History and Matcha Nutrition Facts

③ “How to Make Matcha Dango”
Following the recipe step by step with Japanese Sweets Designer Nishimura.
Dango is basically made in two flavors: matcha green and rice flour dumpling white.
We will decorate our skewered dango in two different versions:
– “Traditional mitarashi (soy glaze)”
– “Matcha butter cream”
If you have difficulty to find the ingredients for the second type, you can make a third version instead:
– “Black honey roasted soybean flour”

④ “How to Make Matcha Latte”
At the end, she will show you “How to Make Matcha Latte”, the perfect drink to match with Japanese Sweets.
Matcha is a type of powdered green tea that, besides Tea Ceremony (“chadō”), is largely used as ingredient in both Japanese and Western confectionery.

What you will need
Tools: saucepan, 2 bowls, ladle; rubber spatula; 4 skewers; mug or glass; egg beater; paper towel; plastic wrap; cooking thermometer (not necessarily required); pastry bag
(If you do not have it you can use a durable plastic bag for cooking); rubber gloves.
Basic Ingredients: top grade rice flour 30g; refined rice flour 70g; tofu 95g; matcha powder 1g.

Sample Menu

• Dango recipe – “Traditional mitarashi (soy glaze)” – Ingredients: soy sauce (1 tablespoon); sugar (2 tablespoon); potato starch (1 teaspoon); water 60ml.
• Dango recipe – “Matcha butter cream” – Ingredients: butter 30g; sugar 45g; matcha powder 1g
• Dango recipe – “Black honey roasted soybean flour” – Ingredients: brown sugar 25g; white granulated sugar 25g; roasted soybean flour (“kinako”) 10g; hot water 50ml.
• “Matcha latte” – Ingredients: matcha powder (1 teaspoon); hot water 60ml; sugar (2 teaspoon); milk 250ml.