Private Market Tour and Authentic Japanese Cooking Class with an Osaka Local

Enjoy a private and authentic market tour and cooking class in a local Osaka home with your host Yoshiko. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Learn about local Japanese produce before returning to Yoshiko’s home to cook an authentic home-style Japanese meal. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together. Yoshiko shares printed recipes with you so you can recreate the dishes at home. 
Yoshiko worked as tour guide for many years before teaching cooking at home where she enjoys sharing her mother’s recipes and cooking skills with others. Yoshiko values using fresh and natural Japanese ingredients and enjoys using a variety of ingredients in the healthy Japanese food she prepares. In her spare time, Yoshiko enjoys playing in her band and golfing. She lives in Takarazuka, a town located a quick 20 minutes by train from central Osaka, known for both its hot springs and its all-female Takarazuka Revue, a musical theater-troupe. 
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Osaka, Japan
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




Enjoy a private and authentic market tour and cooking class in a local Osaka home with your host Yoshiko. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Learn about local Japanese produce before returning to Yoshiko’s home to cook an authentic home-style Japanese meal. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together. Yoshiko shares printed recipes with you so you can recreate the dishes at home. 
Yoshiko worked as tour guide for many years before teaching cooking at home where she enjoys sharing her mother’s recipes and cooking skills with others. Yoshiko values using fresh and natural Japanese ingredients and enjoys using a variety of ingredients in the healthy Japanese food she prepares. In her spare time, Yoshiko enjoys playing in her band and golfing. She lives in Takarazuka, a town located a quick 20 minutes by train from central Osaka, known for both its hot springs and its all-female Takarazuka Revue, a musical theater-troupe. 

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet your host Yoshiko at the train station and embark on a neighborhood supermarket tour which will last about 45 minutes. As you explore the shops from where Yoshiko buys her ingredients, learn about how local Japanese products are made and the history behind them. Purchase a few ingredients for your cooking class before you drive home together. In Yoshiko’s kitchen, learn to prepare 4-5 Japanese home-style dishes. Yoshiko will start by showing you how to make dashi stock, the foundation for most Japanese dishes. Learn how to use dashi instead of water when cooking Japanese dishes to bring out the umami flavor of each dish. The cooking portion of your experience lasts 1 hour before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare. Your meal will definitely include at least one dashi-based dish such as dashi maki egg roll, miso soup or teriyaki chicken as well as Yoshiko’s creative specialities such as tofu gratin or steamed salmon and vegetables with a creamy sesame miso sauce. Yoshiko offers a choice between four menus. Please indicate your preference when making your booking.

Stop At:

• Traveling Spoon, Osaka Osaka Prefecture

Sample Menu

• Choice 1: Mother’s taste: traditional home-style meal – Teriyaki chicken, steamed salmon and vegetables with sesame miso sauce, Japanese egg roll, miso soup and rice.
• Choice 2: Bento box with a variety of dishes including miso soup and rice
• Choice 3: Okonomi-yaki with side dishes – Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake with meat and vegetables
• Choice 4: Gyoza with side dishes – Gyoza are Japanese pot stickers/dumplings