Thursday, April 1, 2010

Donabe & Japanese Cooking Class...Announcement of April Schedule

I am happy to announce the new schedule for our Donabe & Japanese cooking classes for this month. As I will be out of the country for the first half of the month (I am leaving for France today!), there are only two but very exciting classes.

April 17 (Sat)

Starts at 11.00am

Surf & Turf Donabe Rice Dishes ($60)

Rice is a very big part of the Japanese diet. We will make two different “one-pot” rice dishes with the donabe rice cooker.

*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

April 24 (Sat)

Starts at 11.00am

“Ibushi Gin” Donabe Smoking ($65)

Enjoy learning 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.

*Smoked seafood, cheese and vegetable platter with Saikyo miso dipping sauce

*Houji-cha smoked duck and 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

Please visit toiro's website for more information/ sign up.

You don't need to own a donabe or skills to participate in any of these classes. Just please bring your appetite for healthy Japanese dishes!

Happy donabe life.