Healthy Japanese Bento (Lunch Box) Making Class

Hosted by Simply Oishii
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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With recipe, With lunch
Learn how to make a beautiful and balanced Japanese bento lunch box, and the basics of Japanese home cooking!
Learn how to make a Japanese bento lunch box in this hands-on cooking class
Learn about the basics of Japanese home cooking and Japanese cooking ingredients
Get creative with plating and bento arrangement
Enjoy a meal with the cooking instructor and the rest of the class
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
A bento is a special kind of Japanese packed lunch that’s not only delicious but also colorful and healthy. It typically consists of rice, a main dish, and two side dishes. In this Healthy Japanese Bento Lunch Box Making Class, the experienced cooking instructor will teach you how to make your own delicious and nutritious Japanese bento. Along the way, you’ll master the basics of Japanese home cooking and learn to make dishes like tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled egg omelet), onigiri rice balls, and your choice of main dish, like crispy tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) or teriyaki chicken. Lastly, you’ll decorate your lunch box using different food props and techniques to make it look as delicious as it tastes! There are several important points to consider when making a Japanese bento lunch box. For one thing, the container must have a partition for the carbohydrate portion (traditionally rice, but pasta or bread can also be used) so it does not get saturated with other flavors. The main dish is usually a protein, like crispy chicken karaage (Japanese fried chicken), fish, or hamburger, while the side dish can consist of sautéed veggies or salad. Lastly, there should be an overall balance of protein (meat), carbohydrates (rice), and fiber (vegetables) that gives Japanese bento its variety of color, flavor, and nutrition. The cooking instructor will cover all this and more in the Healthy Japanese Bento Lunch Box Making Class!
Expertise of a Japanese cooking instructor
Recipes and instructions in English
All cooking ingredients and tools will be provided, including apron and recipe printout
Bento box will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own
Transportation to and from the location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
All classes are held in a private residence. It’s a 5-minute walk from Fudomae Station (via the Metro Mita Line or Nanboku Line) and a 10-minute walk from Meguro Station (JR Yamanote Line). The exact location and address of the residence will be given upon the confirmation of your attendance.
Please be reminded to come to the class on time
As the house is not childproof, toddlers under the age of 4 are not allowed
This is a smoke-free residence. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated
Experience Location
Meguro is surrounded by a cluster of restaurants and bars which trickle down through Meguro Dori Street, cherry blossoms line the canal along Meguro River, a popular spot for hanami season in spring. Follow the river to the west for trendy bars and hipster cafes of Nakameguro, where the ward stretches as far as Yutenji and Tokyo’s little Europe in Jiyugaoka. Meguro is home to 500 Buddha statues in Daienji Temple, as well as the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, alongside the much more unusual Meguro Parasitological Museum.
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Earliest available date: February 13, 2023
¥ 7,900
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals