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Guests from Mimaru Hotel Akasaka

  Staffs from Mimaru Hotel Akasaka came to have a lesson for Obento. Along with the Obento, we made Miso soup made from our homemade miso which has been matured for a year.  The lesson includes  explanations of basic of Japanese seasonings and about our season.  We enjoyed cutting, mixing, rollng, chatting and the Obento […]

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Hina-matsuri Cooking Lesson

 In Japan, we have the Doll Festival on March 3rd.  It is the day to pray for healthy growth and happiness for  girls.  It is also called Momo-no-Sekku or Peach Festival.  Long ago, people threw paper dolls into rivers and in the sea to drive away evil spirits with them.  People began displaying dolls called […]


Guests from Ireland

A couple from Ireland came to have a lesson for Gyoza & Ramen.  They were also here for the World Cup Rugby.  Though, Ireland had lost against NZ last week, they are enjoying Japan from Okinawa to Tokyo.  They made a beautiful Gyoza for their first try and enjoyed the dishes very much.  For a […]

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Guests from New Zealand

A family from New Zealand came to have a lesson for Gyoza & Ramen.  They made a beautiful gyoza for their first try and enoyed the meal very much.  They are in Japan for watching the World Cup Rugby games. Wishing  you the best for the victory of the All Blacks!


A Guest from Korea

A guest from Korea who live in Tokyo, came for her second lesson at Cookery A-Five.  She took 2 lessons including Yakisoba, Takoyaki, Niku-Jyaga , Tofu recipes and more.  I hope her family wil enjoy the food.

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A Guest from Korea

A Korean lady who live in Tokyo, came to have 2 lessons.  Obento and Katsu-Curry.  As she enjoy cooking for her family and all her family loves Japanese food, she took 2 lessons.  She is eager to learn more and applied for her next lesson in September.


Guests from U.S.A.

A family from California, U.S.A. came to have a lesson for Gyoza & Ramen.  We had a wonderful morning cooking together. Thank you for spending your time at Cookery A-Five.  

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Guests from U.S.A.

A family from California, U.S.A. came to have a lesson for Gyoza & Ramen.  We had a wonderful morning cooking and chatting.  Thank you so much for spending your time at Cookery A-Five.


Guests from U.S.A.

Guests from Texas, U.S.A. came to have a lesson for Okonomiyaki & Yakisoba.  Along with these dishes, we had Spinach in Sesame dressing as a side dish and also Miso soup made from our home-made miso.  Thank you for taking a lesson at Cookery A-Five!  I enjoyed the morning with you all.  Enjoy the rest […]

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Guest from Australia

A guest from Melbourne, Australia came to have a lesson for Katsu Curry (Japanese Curry topped with Pork Cutlet).  We had a wonderful morning cooking and chatting together.  Thank you for taking a lesson at Cookery A-Five.