Hi Everyone!How are you?Do you make Bento for yourself or family?Bento is like a packed lunch box which is brought to office or school.I didn’t make Bento for my husband when I lived in Tokyo. Because His company has canteen. I was so lucky!But now I often make Bento. His Bento life and my cooking bento life has just started for saving money and health maintenance.Making bento at morning seems hard!But once you get used to make it, You could make it within 15 minutes.You don’t need to prepare everything at morning!We often use leftovers or frozen food.These are Bento I made recently:)
Hello! Everyone.Katsu is one of our favorite Japanese food.Do you know the meaning of Katsu?Its meaning is same as cutlet, put meat on egg, flour, panko and then deep fry.Cutlet in Japanese is Katsuretto. But Katsuretto seems long name, so we abbreviated it to Katsu.Katsu has another meaning.Katsu in Japanese means win or pass.So that’s why, Katsu curry or Katsu Don are often eaten before taking exam and sport festival in Japan.When I was a student, My mother used to cook Katsu Don for me. Thanks to mom I could pass exam all time:) By the way, “Don” means Rice is placed in s bowl which is larger than a normal rice bowl and then topping and broth are poured on the top.
Hello everyone!I’m getting settle down in London.Now I’m focusing on making recipes with ingredients and foods I can buy in London.Recently I found many Japanese ingredients in grocery store or Japan center or Chinese market.Amazing!!!!I saw many non Japanese people in there.It’s means Japanese foods is getting popular:)I have already made few recipes. ( Check my Instagram!)I hope my cooking class will open soon!Looking forward to seeing you.
Hello everyone!I’m sorry I didn’t write blog long time.My class in Tokyo was finished the end of June 2018.Thank you very much! I appreciate all of guests in the world.Now I live in London from August 2018.I hope I will re-open my class “Japanese hands-on cooking class” near future in here.I have to renewal my website.I will inform you when I ready go:)See you soon!
Japan has four seasons.Spring is beautiful cherry blossoms season,Summer is incredible fireworks season, Fall is autumn colors and held some festivals, Winter is you could see a beautiful snow and enjoy winter sport.As there are four season, foods has season as well. Now is spring season. I see various spring vegetables, fruits, fish in spring season in a grocery store.I like to use seasonal foods for cooking! So, I decided to make seasonal menus in my class. Now is the best season for bamboos shoot and clam” Asari”! I made the spring menu using these foods.
Normal my bento class use meat for main dish. But I know some people can’t eat meat. A guest who booked my bento class asked me in advance, “ Can you arrange bento dishes for me? I can’t meat, bacon, sausage made from meat.but I love fish” I think it’s good timing for me to come up with new recipes for the people who can not eat meat. I corrected “Sure!! I can “. Hahahahaha. Then I tried to cook fish dishes suitable for bento few times. Finally I made new recipe “Deep fry fish with Japanese masterd sauce “ and I found a sausage from fish paste!