Cooking Class - Casual Japanese Fare

Learn Japanese cooking techniques to create authentic dishes.

Allow your taste buds to wander the streets of Tokyo in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Melissa. You'll prepare a Japanese menu that captures the essence of Japanese izakaya, or casual, dishes.

Begin with a warming miso soup followed by oyakodon, a dish in which chicken, egg and onions are simmered into a flavorful "soup" and served over rice. Next up, you'll learn how to make pillows of spicy tuna onigiri — triangles of rice filled with tuna. On the side enjoy a refreshing cucumber salad with tangy vinegar dressing and salty bonito flakes.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 5
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Asian, Beginner, Date Night, Japanese, Sushi Making

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

lisa g.


19 Jul 2022

A wonderful class, great food. These dishes will become regulars on our weeknight menu.

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Addison K.


30 Jan 2023

We had a wonderful experience with Melissa. She was warm, friendly, and a great host and teacher. I would recommend to anyone hoping to learn more about Japanese cuisine.

Katrina E.


28 Jan 2023

Chef Melissa was so knowledgeable and kind! Great teacher and wonderful host! We loved it!

Meet your chef

Chef Melissa
Chef Melissa Verified chef
Food safety certified

Chef Melissa uses cooking to bring food enthusiasts together, and to celebrate cultures and curiosities. After spending her youth in her home country of Taiwan, she worked as a food writer and spent dozens of years in Boston honing her craft alongside renowned chefs. Part story-teller, part educator, and part food and wine lover, Chef Melissa blends her Asian roots, her world travels and her love of food and culture to bring joy and inspiration to people everywhere.

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