Dashi Kitchen
ZEN

Experience Japan

Lessons

Home style Japanese foods

・Onigiri (rice ball) with traditional pickles and Tukudani
or Domburi(Cooked vegetables and egg (or Tofu )on rice)
・Miso soup
・Okonomiyaki
・Pomzu(Japanese seasoning with soysauce and juice of Yuzu or Sudachi)
・Green Tea

Reserve

Sushi Lesson

In this class, we make sushi all by yourself.

We start from cooking rice and blend the sushi vinegar and make 2 kinds of sushi, nigiri-sushi and rolled sushi.

And we make dashi-soup(Japanese soup) from dashi ingredients.

If you have time, we can go to supermarket to buy fish for sushi.

We also have tea time of Japanese sweets and green tea.

Reserve

Udon Lesson

In this cooking class, you cook Udon and dashi-soup from the first, and taste some kinds of dashi & umami.

1.Making Udon dough
2.Tasting various dashi-soup with Japanese dashi ingredients such as dried bonito, komb kelp, Iriko dried sardines, and dried Shiitake mushroom.
3.Making dashi-soup by yourself
4.Making Udon and boi.
5.Let's eat!
6.Tea time with Japanese sweets and green tea.

Reserve

Okonomiyaki
&
Yakisoba

In this class, we cook Okonomiyaki and Yakisoba together.

1. Making Okonomiyaki dough
2. Cook Okonomiyaki and Yakisoba
3. Let's eat!

Reserve

Do you wanna cook Japanese soul food?

For the people who wants to know the basis of Japanese food,  dashi & umami, and rice.

When you visit Japan, you can eat Japanese food and see rice and miso-soup many times.


Rice and miso-soup are not only the basis of Japanese food, but also soul food for Japanese.

Most of the restaurant or cooking lesson, rice and miso-soup are normal foods so they serve you as a part of foods.

But I think that understanding about rice and miso-soup, you'll know about Japan, culture, enviroment, and history.

So, in my cooking class, you cook rice and miso-soup from the first, and taste some kinds of dashi & umami.



Dashi is Japanese soup-stock and basis of traditional Japanese cuisine, Washoku.

Washoku was registered as a UNESCO Intangible cultural heritage in 2013 and Washoku is a World-Class.

Understanding dashi means understanding Washoku and Japanese culture, history and umami. 

Dashi is made by with all natural ingredients.  

Especialy for Washoku, we use dried ingredients such as Katsuobushi (dried Bonito), Kombu( a kind of seaweed), Niboshi(boiled and dried seafood) and Hoshi-Shiitake(dried Japanese mushroom).

You can make dashi very easily with these dashi-ingredients, because there are so many skills of craftsmen to make and wisdom of Japanese.

Let's make dashi and Japanese food by yourself and feel more Japan!!

about Dashi Kitchen ZEN

Welcome!

Hello, I’m Aki. I have a dashi and Japanese home cooking class in Tokushima and Kyoto, Japan.

I will serve you real Dashi and home cooking with all natural and fresh ingredients.You can taste and make Dahi by yourself and it will give you special experience in Japan. 

I hope you enjoy Japan and Japanese food!

about me

 I am Aki Kawaguchi.I was born in Kyoto and lived there for more than 20 years.  I like traveling around in Japan and the world.
I have lived in Kyoto, Tokyo, Hokkaido, Gifu, Fukuoka, and Tokushima. And I enjoyed the differences in culture and foods in these places.I have liked cooking since I was 10 years old and first started cooking. Then I learned about dashi and Japanese cooking. It was the foundation of my love of cooking.

I am a dashi-sommelier (a qualification of dashi soup) and can tell you about dashi, UMAMI and Japanese foods and seasoning.I will help you to discover Japanese culture through cooking and learning recipes that you can recreate at home.

ingredients

Dashi ingredients are all natural.  Especially for washoku, we use dried foods, such as Kombu, dried fish, and dried mushrooms.  
Let's cook with these Japanese ingredients and taste UMAMI!!

ingredients

Dashi ingredients are all natural.  Especially for washoku, we use dried foods, such as Kombu, dried fish, and dried mushrooms.  
Let's cook with these Japanese ingredients and taste UMAMI!!

About the dashi lesson

1.Explain about Dashi-soup, ingredients, and UMAMI.


2.Taste Dashi and ingredients

3.Make Dashi and miso-soup and also cook rice by yourself


4.Eat Japanese home-style cuisine

miso-soup & 1 main dish & rice

​(Menu will be changed)

The Voice of Guest

From the production of the raw ingredients to the preparation in the kitchen. There is even more to dashi than I imagined.

Dashi Kitchen ZEN really knows her subject.

Aki san passion is dashi. She has been to furthest coasts of Japan to learn about its production from Hokkaido konbu to Shizuoka kasuobushi.

We had a wonderful time with with Aki san. She was an enthusiastic advocate for Japanese dashi culture. We learned to prepare dashi and used it to make our own miso soup. I could really taste the difference that fine ingredients and a confident cook make (I've since been complimented on my soup).

Aki san has a wealth of knowledge and was pleased to answer all our questions.

Dashi Kitchen ZEN is more than just a cooking class.  (Emma Parsons)

Lessons

Home style Japanese foods

・Onigiri (rice ball) with traditional pickles and Tukudani
or Domburi(Cooked vegetables and egg (or Tofu )on rice)
・Miso soup
・Okonomiyaki
・Pomzu(Japanese seasoning with soysauce and juice of Yuzu or Sudachi)
・Green Tea

Reserve

Sushi Lesson

In this class, we make sushi all by yourself.

We start from cooking rice and blend the sushi vinegar and make 2 kinds of sushi, nigiri-sushi and rolled sushi.

And we make dashi-soup(Japanese soup) from dashi ingredients.

If you have time, we can go to supermarket to buy fish for sushi.

We also have tea time of Japanese sweets and green tea.

Reserve

Udon Lesson

In this cooking class, you cook Udon and dashi-soup from the first, and taste some kinds of dashi & umami.

1.Making Udon dough
2.Tasting various dashi-soup with Japanese dashi ingredients such as dried bonito, komb kelp, Iriko dried sardines, and dried Shiitake mushroom.
3.Making dashi-soup by yourself
4.Making Udon and boi.
5.Let's eat!
6.Tea time with Japanese sweets and green tea.

Reserve

Okonomiyaki
&
Yakisoba

In this class, we cook Okonomiyaki and Yakisoba together.

1. Making Okonomiyaki dough
2. Cook Okonomiyaki and Yakisoba
3. Let's eat!

Reserve

Place of Class
(Tokushima)

Tokushima

Nagomi Plaza

   Ishii Ishii-cho Tokushima-city

  〒779-3233 徳島県名西郡石井町石井 

Tokushima

Innovation center Tokushima

Address 3-13-1-2F Saiwai-cho Tokushima-city
TEL 090-4445-3748