Cooking Class - Basic Japanese Cooking Sans Oil

Discover the fundamentals and the art of authentic Japanese cooking without the use of oil.

In this hands-on class, Chef Shinya covers the fundamental elements of Japanese home cooking. All of the items in this centuries-old Japanese combination meal are prepared without any added oil. Chef Shinya will also share his experience of working with organic and probiotic food development.

After learning about some of the essential items of Japanese cooking, such as soy sauce, mirin, and miso, you'll learn how to steam white rice, how to cut salmon for quick curing, and how to choose the right miso, among many other skills and recipes.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Asian, Date Night, Group, Japanese, Pescatarian

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06 Jul 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my class with Chef Shinya. He brings extensive knowledge, skill and interesting stories into the lesson on Japanese cooking techniques. Our meal was so delicious and satisfying, both in taste and presentation.

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03 Sep 2023

Really enjoyed our class with Chef Shinya! He was extremely warm, welcoming, and very knowledgeable. His kitchen is perfect for a class like this... bright, spacious, and very clean. Recipes and instructions were very easy to follow, and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!



01 Sep 2023

A wonderful, delicious experience.

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Hailing from Japan, Chef Shinya focuses on crafting outstanding cuisine centering on traditional and authentic Japanese recipes, but mixed with a passion for using fresh, local ingredients. This method, along with his extensive experience as a culinary instructor, chef trainer and former restaurant owner who has earned three stars from Seattle Times, proves Chef Shinya's classes will be extraordinary.

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