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Authentic Japanese sweets and with no wheat flour cooking experience


This is a cultural experience program.
 - Please note that there may be other participants.
 - Programs are offered in English.

”Washoku” traditional Japanese cuisine has been added to UNESCO insensible cultural heritage list on 2013. You can visit a local home to experience and enjoy a real Japanese meal with professional Japanese a cook Mariko.

◆About sweets You will learn Authentic Japanese sweets, and wheatless sweets ingridient from soypulp that you can't tell the differences from the regular wheat flour cake. Acutualy, there is one cake that's not authentic Japanese sweets which is bananacake. Sweets serve with Japanese roasted green tea from the specialize store

The reason she uses "Okara" soy pulp is low in calories and sugar, high in dietary fiber which gives the satisfaction of feeling full, and is rich in nutrients like protein, calcium and have a low sugar content. These days there are many delicious desserts, but at least for homemade sweets, she prefers to make things that are good for the body and use ingredients.

"First and foremost, it must be delicious. Next, it should be simple to make." These are my priorities. There is almost no carbohydrate like butter and cream cheese but has a lot of wheat flour. If you don't consume sugar, your blood sugar level will not increase. If your blood sugar level doesn't increase, the fattening hormone insulin is not released. Consuming calories does not make you fat; carbohydrate is what makes you fat.

◆Mariko Nakamura is a professional cook Growing up with a restaurant owner and chef as a father, Mariko was instilled with a love of food and cooking from a young age. She studied not only Japanese food, many world's cuisines to get to understand and know the differences from Japanese food. She is a nutrition expert and recipe creator who teaches all kinds of Japanese cooking classes in English from her modern home in Kamakura. She also runs the catering company Shokuart.

- Professional Cooking instructor - Expert in nutrition - Food sanitation manager - A foodie

◆Menu You will learn 2 kinds of Japanese sweets and Japanese roasted green tea from the specialize store "HINODE-EN"

Price(per person) 10,800 yen ※Children younger than 5 years of age are for free

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Meeting Place 4 Hisagi, Zushi-shi, Kanagawa

Take the city bus from Kamakura station, take a bus number 40 or 41 from 7stand and please get off at "Hisagi-nishi-couji". *Meeting point is at "Hisagi-nishi-couji" bus stop. My house is One minute from the stop.

Min. 1 person Max. 5 persons

About 2~3 hours

Please ask us for your requested time.

- All ingredients - All the recipes

Transportation fee

Booking process 1. Please ask us for availability through ‘contact us’ form and make sure to write the number of people, date/time, and a program title. 2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 2 business days. 3. Payment request will be sent. 4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment - Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 8 days prior to the program date. Reservations cancelled less than 8 days before the program date will incur the following charges: -Up to 7 days before the class: 50% of the program charge -Up to 3 days (72 hours) before the class: 80% of the program charge -Up to 2 days (48 hours) before - The class of the current day and No-show: 100% of the program charge *Time is in JST.
Condition - Please advise us, in advance, if there are any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or any case where special care is needed when you ask us for availability.