In 2019, we’ll be running more kaiseki classes, for people who have some familiarity with basic cooking and Japanese ingredients. All other classes are suitable for everyone, featuring simple dishes, the sort of dishes Japanese people eat at home.
Our Japanese cooking classes are for people interested in cooking Japanese food at home, not suitable for chefs.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept children under 18 years. And we do not have open ended gift vouchers, as we’ve had too many issues with them in the past.
All classes are one-off, one-day sessions on Sundays from 10 am finish by 2 pm; held in Chatswood, Sydney; small class with only 8 people, very hands on, experience oriented. Participation is key. We are not a cooking school, we just run traditional Japanese classes, so our classes are personal, intimate and casual. Please read information about our classes so you know how they are run.
The class schedule for 2019 is below.
We use soy sauce, which contains wheat/gluten. We usually include meat dishes in our classes because from experience, people prefer the inclusion of meat dishes. We cannot accept people with serious food allergies as our classes are too small to make alternate dishes using substitute ingredients. It is your responsibility to let us know if you have allergies.
Sunday, March 3: Osozai お惣菜 Everyday dishes for the family, or to accompany sake, including Kei’s Special Gyoza $165 Our Menu for the day
Sunday, April 7: Autumn Shokado Bento 秋の松花堂弁当 Shokado Bento is kaiseki presented in a lacquered box. Many dishes (more than the usual 7 course kaiseki) will be involved, and presentation is key. This class is nothing like an everyday Obento class, but high cuisine, and involves quite a bit of work! $175 Our Menu for the day
Sunday, May 5: Autumn Menu Kaiseki 秋の会席 With 7 seasonal courses; for people who have some familiarity with basic cooking and Japanese ingredients $175 Our Planned Menu SORRY, THIS CLASS IS NOW BOOKED OUT, BUT RUNNING A THE SAME CLASS MAY 26
Sunday, May 26: Autumn Menu Kaiseki 秋の会席 With 7 seasonal courses; for people who have some familiarity with basic cooking and Japanese ingredients $175 Our Planned Menu SORRY, THIS CLASS IS NOW BOOKED OUT
Sunday, June 9: Izakaya Dishes Menu 居酒屋 Small tapas like dishes to accompany sake, wine. Or everyday dishes to enjoy as part of a meal or a snack. $165
Sunday, July 7: Shojin Ryori 精進料理 (Japanese Vegetarian) Featuring quintessential Zen Shojin Ryoji dishes such as Gomadofu (Sesame ‘Tofu’), Shojin-Age and others, this class is for vegetarians but also for people who like a bit of a challenge $170
Sunday, September 1: Spring Menu Kaiseki 春の会席 With 7 seasonal courses; for people who have some familiarity with basic cooking and Japanese ingredients $175
Sunday, October 6: Yakimono and Japanese Salads 焼き物、和風サラダ Grilled dishes and special salads, easy to make but different…$165
Menu details will be revealed closer to the date of each class. We reserve the right to cancel or change the class schedule at our discretion.
For enquires and bookings, please email masako