Join Masami Utsugi, food enthusiast and chef, to learn some authentic Japanese favourites at home.
Join Masami and learn to make some authentic Japanese favourites at home. Each night, Masami will teach you the recipes as well as techniques and tips, and you'll enjoy the food at the end of the class.
Teriyaki chicken or tofu, and miso - a traditional home cooked dish. In this class, we will make the teriyaki sauce, pan fry juicy and crispy chicken and tofu. We will finish the class by making delicious and nutritious miso soup with home made dashi stock.
Japanese curry - from scratch
Sushi making - Basic style and skills for making sushi. We will make nigiri (hand-squeezed sushi) and inari (sweet tofu pouch), then we will finish the class by making a maki sushi (the most familiar form of sushi).
Vegetable tempura - and dipping sauce
Miso ramen noodle soup - this is a noodle dish with nutritious miso-based soup. We will also make ramen egg and grill some vegetables for the topping
Pork and chives, and vegetable gyoza - we will make delicious Japanese dumplings with pork mince and chives stuffing as well as a vegetable version. We will finish the class by making a delicious chilli dipping sauce.
Okonomiyaki - learn to make and enjoy these traditional Japanese pancakes
Japanese sweets - rice cakes
Each week, bring a teatowel and a container (in case there are leftovers). Your course fee includes all ingredients for the course ($45).
My name is Masami. I was born in Iwate, in the northern part of Japan. I have been living in Auckland for more than 20 years. I have a passion for food. I grew up with parents who run a bistro in Japan, and I have been working in the hospitality industry for many years. Whenever my family get together, all we talk about is food.
I can't imagine my life without having the food industry pay a major role in my life. I was working for an award-winning Asian cooking school for about four years, and currently work as chef in a restaurant.
Cooking is my passion and I would love to share my knowledge of authentic Japanese food with you.