Gyudon, or Japanese beef bowl, is a staple Japanese fast food dish, consisting of thin strips of tender sauteed beef and onions, served over rice, and usually accompanied by pickles. Super simple to make, gyudon is a hearty, filling, and comforting donburi with similar origins as sukiyaki, a type of nabe (hot pot) dish. In addition to learning how to make a seriously delicious Japanese beef bowl in this Gyudon and Miso Soup Cooking Class, you’ll learn the basics of Japanese cooking from two experienced chefs.
Ichijiu-sansai (one soup, three dishes) refers to the traditional layout of a Japanese meal, which also includes rice and pickles in addition to the dishes and soup. Often, the soup is miso soup, a staple of most Japanese restaurant menus and households, made with dashi (fish, kelp, or mushroom soup stock) and miso paste. In this cooking class, you will gain the skills to make miso soup from scratch at home.
The cooking instructors are twin sisters (Ayumi and Shihomi) who worked as sushi chefs in Geneva, Switzerland for three years and at Itamae in Tokyo for seven years. As female sushi chefs are very uncommon in Japan, this is an incredible accomplishment, and they have a wealth of knowledge to share about Japanese cuisine.
Highlights of the Gyudon and Miso Soup Cooking Class:
- 2.5-hour gyudon (Japanese beef bowl) and miso soup cooking class
- Cooking instructors are twin sisters who are both experienced sushi chefs
- Wear a samue (traditional work uniform) while you cook
- Learn about the history of gyudon and sukiyaki
- Cook a Japanese beef bowl, miso soup, and vegetable side dishes
- Receive a certificate with a photo that proves you’re a gyudon pro!
- Expertise from two experienced chefs
- Cooking tools and ingredients
- Recipes you can take home!
- Gyudon (Japanese beef bowl)
- Miso soup
- Vegetable side dish
- Japanese tea tasting of several types of tea
- Japanese sweets
- Transportation fees to and from the event location
Maximum of 6 people.
Meeting Location and Time:
The meeting point is JR Meguro Station’s “Central Gate” at 10:50 a.m. The class takes place at the chefs’ home in Meguro.