Travel in December, 2017
A cooking class that has enriched the taste of Japan and experience of travel through home cooking
From long ago in Korea, Japanese home meal is in fashion. The food is healthy and well-balanced. And the shape of dishes in the bowl is also neat. I have also been interested in Japanese home meal before, but It was much easier for me to eat than to cook for myself. To be honest, I wanted to learn about the home meal of cities in each country. Home meal is not glamorous a. However, the food is simple and contains its culture. A home meal formula that includes the culture of a country, the culture of a city, and the culture of a family. Anyone can enjoy home meal with lots of sincerity and nutrition. There were Experieat Osaka Flavors, a Japanese home cooking class that scored a total of five points on the tripadvisor. The cooking class that people from all over the world had already participated in, I knocked on the door full of curiosity and excitement.
A lucky day when I had a 1:1 cooking class.
The teacher who runs the Experieat Osaka Flavors is Yucco. She and I decided to meet at the nearest subway station near her studio. My suitcase was RED! I thought it would be a good hint, and I guessed right. It was Yucco who first found me wandering around complicated Umeda subway station. Fortunately, I could attend cooking class by 1:1 on that day(Is it because it is weekday?) Moreover, I had a great conversation with Yucco. We found out that we love to talke about dogs, so it was the cooking class where the story were in full.
When I arrived at Yucco's studio, I had my apron, a name tag, and a little manual ready. I chose Ichiju Sansai Course. It was one main dish and three side dishes.
When I booked for this cooking class, Yucco asked me some questions. Probably because there are occasions in the world when food needs to be properly restricted or reflect individual tastes for various reasons. Later, I asked Yucco if some could have cooking class with Halal materials as religious beliefs. Of course, getting Halal food in Japan is rather difficult than getting regular ingredients, but she said it is possible.
▶ Ichiju Sansai Course : The cooking class is conducted with one soup and three dishes. It begins at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. It takes about 3 hours and up to 6 people per group can participate.
Start of Japanese home cooking class is understanding the spices.
Before cooking class started, I heard a explanation of the spices use in Japanese cooking. Like us, there were various kinds of soy sauce in Japan and various kinds of soybean paste called miso. However, there were some brightly colored soybean paste (like ground garlic) that was not as thick as original soybean paste, which we can easily think of, and surprisingly there were many different kinds of white miso in Japan.
Actually, I was planning to stop by the mart that evening after the cooking class and buy the white miso used in the cooking class. The white miso that caught my eye as soon as I entered the mart. I tried to buy it without worrying about it. but I took a picture and sent it to Yucco, and I found out that That was not what I used. "Oh, no That is not the same!! That is called “Shiromiso” , taste little sweet, not the regular miso."
wow. It was lucky to ask Yucco before buying miso paste.
How to make the broth a savory taste!
Why are the foods of luxury Japanese restaurants ... expensive?! I could answer the question through the process of making a tasty stock. A dried bonito, the representative of the savory taste. I love it. I made delicious stock with a dried bonito. Depending on how the stock was cooked, it could make very soft and too bland. Yuko told me to compare the taste. She put a small ladle in a small dish and made me taste it twice. As I tasteed it, There was a big diffenceas as heaven and earth. After tasting, I said AH!
I learned cooking happily. Being in the same area of the East (Korea and Japan are also very geographically close), I had a lot more material familiarity with it. However, the way it was handled was also very different.
Yucco made only two and I made the other two ...... By all appearances I can tell which one I have made. I've tried to do like Yucco's way but.... why did it happen? At first I was confused, but the more I looked at the mushrooms I made, the more I laughed.