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Shitamachi Yoitoko

5-50-3 Mukojima | #7 2nd floor Suzuki-So, Sumida 131-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 90-3048-3299
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An enjoyable and memorable cooking experience

I always want to attend a cooking class in a Japan local residence so that not only I can learn how... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Cococola123
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Hong Kong
Terrific learning experience with a good teacher

My sister and I visited Masako and her assistants on a cool spring day in March. After we arrived... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
roamingchin
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Vancouver, Canada
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Cooking classes are the bread and butter (or rice and seaweed) of Shitamachi Yoitoko and visitors can choose from among four menus. The tempura and soba menu and okonomiyaki options are crowd pleasers, while the handmade udon – served in combination with steamed egg custard and easy-to-make traditional sweets – is one of the more unique dishes on offer. The noodles themselves may be unremarkable, but the traditional method of preparation involves stomping on the dough multiple times (in a sanitary manner, of course) and carefully slicing it into strips. Uchiyama also offers a sweets-only menu, where participants whip up various rice-flour treats such as shiratama dango (white rice flour dumplings) or sweet mochi. Most classes end with a tasting hour, where participants get to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Those who participant in the udon class even get to take home the extra dough or noodles, as well as a pair of chopsticks.
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“udon” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5-50-3 Mukojima | #7 2nd floor Suzuki-So, Sumida 131-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I always want to attend a cooking class in a Japan local residence so that not only I can learn how to make Japanese dishes but also I can learn the Japanese culture. Thank you Masako in making my dream comes true! I was very...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

My sister and I visited Masako and her assistants on a cool spring day in March. After we arrived at Masako's studio, started by teaching us to prepare dashi, discussing the key ingredients and the options for preparation. Next we made Tempura from scratch, starting...More

Thank roamingchin
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

I love to explore different culture by taking cooking class when I travel. I love udon and always want to learn to make it myself. Udon is actually fun to make and with Masako's help you can master udon making skill in no time. She...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This cooking class was one of our highlights of our trip to Japan because it went beyond cooking. We found a new friend in Masako! First of all, communication with Masako was flawless and pickup at the metro station well organized. The location is near...More

Thank Shlarby
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Gak rugi deh jauh2 ke Osaka belajar bikin Udon. Asyik sekali dan unik sekali cara membuatnya. Ingin belajar? Penasaran? Silahkan kunjungi kelas ini. Gurunya sabar, baik, penuh perhatian, berbahasa inggris lancar,, dan sangat artistik. Terima Kasih Msako! For anyone who wants to learn making Udon,...More

Thank hanifity
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Being a foodie who likes to take cooking classes during my free time, what better experience than to take a cooking class with a Japanese local. Due to late scheduling of events, Masako was super accommodating when I had to swap a late evening session...More

Thank michimochi
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to experience Japanese cooking. The host was very helpful and the class was not rushed at all. She even helped me fold origami. The space is really nice and clean. If you are visiting Tokyo you should defiantly try it.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We had great experience cooking with masako. She is very friendly person and our kids love the udon making class, making chawan mushi and tamagoyaki. Thanks masako

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

An awesome course, I loved learning udon from the locals and experiencing their culture. We made Japanese omelette, mochi, and udon. Highly recommend this class!!

Thank Charles M
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masako-uchiyama, オーナー at Shitamachi Yoitoko, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hello. Thank you for a fun time. I am happy that I am interested in Japanese food and would be delighted. Please use Japanese knife carefully. If rusted please send it to me, we will help you sharpen knives to ship

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

For those of you who are looking at cooking classes as a cultural experience in Japan, I'd highly recommend Shitamachi Yoitoko. Masako met us at the station, and walked us to her house located in a quaint neighborhood near Tokyo Skytree. We took the okonomiyaki...More

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ratna1879
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Thank you very much. Of course it is all right. I am looking forward to seeing you. . If it is time to pick you up, I will pick you up at Tobu hikifune station.
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