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Guests from U.K.

A family from England came to have a lesson for Katsu-Curry (Japanese Curry topped with Pork Cutlet).  Along with the Curry , we had Tofu and Tomato Salad and Miso Soup made from our home-made miso.We enjoyed the morning cooking and talking.  Thank you so much for taking our cooking lesson.

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Guest from U.S.A.

This was her  fourth lesson at Cookery A-Five. Her request for today was to cook Tako-yaki!  We had fun cooking perfect round Tako-yaki which is crispy outside and creamy inside. We have a special recipe for this which we learned from a Tako-yaki shop in Hyogo. Along with the Tako-yaki, we cooked Tomato and Tofu […]


Guest from U.S.A.

This is her 3rd lesson at Cookery A-Five.  Today, we learned how to cook Niku Jyaga.  Potatoes and other vegetable are cooked in dashi, sugar, soy sauce and sake.  It is one of the most popular everyday dish in Japanese homes.  Most people love it and recognize it as Mom’s home cooking.

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Guest from U.S.A.

A guest from U.S.A. came to have her second lesson at Cookery A-Five.  We cooked Gyoza and Ramen which are becoming a very popular menu among travelers .  As a side dish, we learned how to cook Spinach in Sesame dressing which is easy to prepare than you might imagine.


Guest from U.S.A.

A guest from California came to have a lesson for Okonomiyaki & Yakisoba.  We also learned how to cook Miso Soup.  For today’s miso soup, we used dark type of miso which is popular in Nagoya area.

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Cookery A-Five will be closed from 11th – 19th August

We will be closed during August 11 th to 19th for the summer holiday.  We are also closed on Thursdays and Sundays regularly. A heat wave is hitting Japan and temperature in Tokyo is reading over 35C (95F). To prevent from heat stroke(hyperthermia), 1.sleep well, 2.try to take nutritionally balanced meal , 3. drink water and take small […]


Guests from France

A family from Paris came to have a lesson for Karaage(Japanese Fried Chicken).  Along with Karaage, we cooked Spinach in Sesame dressing and Potatoes cooked with minced chicken as side dishes.  We also had Miso Soup made with our home-made miso.

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Guests from Hong Kong

Guests from HK came have a lesson for Obento(Japanese Lunch Box) yesterday.  We made beautiful Obento filled with varieties of delicious things.  Tamago-yaki(Egg Roll) is essential in Obento, which is bit tough for the first try but exciting ! Thank you for taking our cooking lesson!


Guests from Australia

  Guests from Perth, Australia came to have a lesson for Gyoza and Ramen.  We also cooked Spinach in Sesame Dressing which is one of the popular Japanese side dish.  Thank you for taking our cooking lesson. Enjoy the rest of your time in Japan!

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Guest from U.S.A.

A guest from California came to have a lesson for Fish Teriyaki.  We also cooked 2 side dishes and Clear egg soup.  For the side dishes, we cooked Eggplant and Green Peppers sauted with miso and Cucumber and Seaweed seasoned with vinegar dressing which all the vegetables are now on season.  Thank you for the […]