Washocook Nagoyashowa


Grandma's Nagoya Cuisine

Why don't you try making Nagoya's traditional dishes with healthy fermented seasonings from Aichi Prefecture.
  1. Rice Balls with  Deep-fried Shrimp (Tenmusu)
  2. Kishimen Noodles
  3. Tebasaki (Chicken wings)
  4. Thick rolled egg Omelet (Atsuyaki-tamago)
  5. Spinach with Sesame Seeds
  6. Basic Dashi stock

Traditional Japanese daily meal "Ichiju-sansai"

Have you ever heard of  "Ichiju-sansai"?
A traditional Japanese meal consisting of a bowl of rice with soup and three dishes is "Ichiju-sansai" in Japanese.
In most cases, 「ichiju」 means miso soup and 「sansai」 consists of one main dish  such as meat or fish, and two side dishes such as vegetables, mushrooms or seaweed.
Why don't you try making Japanese traditional dishes  "Ichiju-sansai" with healthy fermented seasonings (soy souce, red-miso, mirin etc.).  
  1. Grilled chicken marinated with red miso
  2. Vegetable soup with soy sauce
  3. Japanese  rolled Omelet
  4. Spinach salad with sesame sauce
  5. Rice balls with Umeboshi and salmon flakes
  6. Basic Dashi stock

Chara-ben(Character Lunch Box) Making


Online Deep-fried Shrimp Rice ball Bento Making Class

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Welcome to this online bento making experience from Nagoya City, which is located in the center of Japan.
We will make a bento with shrimp Tempura rice ball ( Tenmusu), pretty formed rolled omelet and sausages.
Have you ever heard of Tenmusu?
It is a kind of rice ball with shrimp tempura.
Tenmusu is known as one of local cuisine of Nagoya.
It  still tastes good even if it's  a little cold,
so it's perfect for bento.
You can use a plate instead of a lunch box.
Why don't you enjoy making your own boxed lunch.
1.Follow along with a detailed demonstration from your friendly online instructor and Tenmusu bento box or plate  artwork!
2.You can learn how to make Tempura.
1-hour online Tenmusu cooking class Recipes (will be provided before the class)
Ingredients for creating your own Tenmuse bento and cooking tools.
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
This cooking class will be held online. I will send you the ZOOM for our class in advance.
Please prepare following ingredients for this class:
150g Cooked rice, 3 eggs, 3 shrimps, nori seaweed sheet, plane flour, boiled broccoli 3 small spears, 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 sausages, soy sauce, sugar, salt, dashi powder(chicken stock is OK), pepper, vegetable oil, water, bento box or plate.

Junko Otake

Teachers profile
I am Grandma Junko, born and raised in Nagoya. I like cooking and teaching how to cook, especially Japanese food. I have a cooking license. I am a Confectionery Hygiene Master and a vegetable sommelier. I have learned many recipes from my mother and my mother-in-law and studied at cooking schools. I opened a natural food shop about twenty years ago and started a healthy cake and a natural yeast bread cooking classes in 2002. I had a pleasant time cooking together with my son's host-mother from America. This experience made me want foreigners to know that the Japanese food,"Washoku" is tasty and healthy. I welcome everyone.
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