I never write reviews, however, I had to come on and sing the praises of Aya S and the amazing cooking class we had at Cooking Sun. We happened to come on a day with a small group so it ended 45 minutes early, which was really nice to have more time for the day! Aya S. was a fantastic chef. She was professional, informative, friendly, and fun! She explained each dish and ingredients well even how some ingredients varied in different regions of Japan. It was truly an authentic cuisine experience. My Japanese tour guide was with me and these were dishes she eats on a regular basis. I was so pleased and excited to make these dishes back home, that I went out after the class and purchased a Japanese omelet pan and the ridged mortar and pestal bowl used to grind the sesame seeds for one dish. I love them both! The dishes were all delicious. It was a great way to start my trip to Tokyo and I would highly recommend it to everyone!
This was my first cooking class ever and it was especially interesting because l love Japanese food but thought it was too hard to make myself with zero experience in making it. The staff were super nice and helpful and the class was small so everything went smoothly and we could get help if we needed it. I would highly recommend if you love to cook, or eat food, or like anything Japanese. It's an authentic experience and a must try!
Cooking Sun was perfect, we has such a fun group and an amazing time. The instructions were very easy to follow and the food was delicious! I wish we would have taken the class earlier in our trip as we also learned about Japanese culture and etiquette. If you have a morning to spare and want to be able to take some of Tokyo cooking home with you then take this class, you won't regret it!
When I have time I love to cook, and learning how to cook authentic Japanese food was one of the highlights of our trip. Not only is Japanese culture so intriguing, but their food is my absolute favorite, I could eat it everyday. Weve been home for a few days now and Ive been cooking Japanese food since!
The class was a short walk from the train station in a nice neighborhood area. The cooking studio is gorgeous, with all the items necessary. We removed our shoes before we came in, and they gave us nice house slippers to wear.
The lesson was more simple than I expected and recipes were very do-a-ble. I made all the recipes when I got home. Everything was very flavorful. Showing how the food items look before it was prepared helps too, so that when I went to the store I knew what to look for.
The instructors were very welcoming, kind and helpful. I love that they taught us some Japanese words also. I was happy I got to purchase some items at the studio as well. I would recommend this experience and next time Id love to take the sushi class!
This activity was really one of the highlights of our trip the host's introduction to Japanese food and kaseiki-style cooking was fun, delicious very delicious! And generous amounts of food! and a very reasonable price, especially in comparison to most other activities in Tokyo! We would highly recommend this to any foodies travelling to Tokyo.
Great class. As we cooked we, learned about the Japanese foods and culture. Food was delicious. Caution...google maps takes you to the right street but doesn't quite take you to the exact location of the class. You will be in a residential area. So, you might need to go up or down the street to find the cooking school. There is a sign on the building for the school.
This is a very instructive class with many separate dished that will teach you a lot about Japanes cooking. Hiromi is an expert in the field and speaks very good english. I did a lot of hands on work and got good tips about where to buy the right ingredients. So here I am back in Sweden with both Kombu kelp and Bonito flakes to make my own Dashi.