Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mrs. Donabe's Japanese cooking classes - February Schedule

I am very happy to announce the new schedule for our Donabe and Japanese Cooking Classes.

You can find our February schedule here. Please check it out.
We have a very exciting lineup, including Setsubun Temaki Sushi with Donabe, Smoking with Donabe, Chanko Nabe (popular Japanese hot pot) dinner course with Classic Donabe, Surf & Turf Rice Dishes with Donabe, etc.

Each class is a small private setting (up to 5 people). Please sign up not only to enjoy learning about Japanese cooking but also to taste all the delicious dishes & wine and party with us!

February 3 (Wed)
Starts at 7.00pm
“Setsubun” Temaki Sushi Celebration ($70)
“Setsubun” (February 3) is the end of winter in Japanese calendar. We will show you how to make our home’s classic temaki (hand-roll) sushi party with a variety of fresh ingredients to celebrate “Setsubun”. We will also make “Setsubun Eho-maki” (traditional uncut sushi roll, originated in Kansai area of Japan)

*Spinach Ohitashi (spinach in a light soy broth)
*Akadashi miso soup with tofu and wakame seaweed
*Setsubun Eho-maki (We’ll face this year’s lucky direction, West-South-West to eat it)
*Temaki Sushi with donabe sushi rice: assorted sashimi seafood, fish “tataki”, tamago-yaki, etc. We’ll keep making and eating!

February 13 (Sat)
Starts at 11.00am
“Ibushi Gin” Donabe Smoking ($60)
You will learn the easy techniques to make delicious smoked dishes with the donabe smoker. Sakura (Japanese cherry blossoms) tree smoke chips from Japan will be used for the aromatic smoky results. Let’s celebrate the Valentine weekend with the Japanese-style smoked dishes.

*Smoked seafood, cheese and vegetable platter with Saikyo miso dipping sauce
*Smoked chicken with creamy wasabi scallion sauce
*Yuzu butter rice (cooked with the donabe rice cooker, “Kamado-san”)
*Satoimo (Japanese taro) and shimeji mushroom miso soup

February 18 (Thurs), starts at 7.00pm
and February 20 (Sat), starts at 6.00pm
Sumo Power “Chanko” Dinner ($65)
Japanese sumo wrestlers eat protein-rich healthy meals every day, which contribute to their extraordinary strength. (They are big because they eat a huge amount and sleep right after the meal.) Our dinner will highlight sumo wrestlers’ signature hot pot, “Chanko Nabe”, cooked with a classic donabe.

*Winter Sashimi salad
*Tofu okonomi-yaki (tofu pancakes)
*Salt butter “Chanko” hot pot with chicken and vegetables
*”Shime” (end of the meal) “ojiya” with the donabe rice (we will cook it with “Kamado-san”)

February 27 (Sat) and February 28 (Sun)
Starts at 11.00am
Surf & Turf Donabe Rice Dishes ($60)
Rice is a very big part the Japanese diet. We will make two different “one-pot” rice dishes with the donabe rice cooker, “Kamado-san”.

*Salmon and hijiki rice
*Ginger pork rice
*Tofu and Daikon “mizore” soup with barley miso
*Komatsuna (Japanese spinach) and abura-age (fried tofu pouch) “Nibitashi” salad

For more information/ sign-up, please visit toiro's website.
Happy Donabe Life.