Classes and Courses
Shikisai Japanese Cooking provides enjoyable, expert cooking tuition in an intimate small-group environment. Your teacher provides all ingredients and a commercial cooking facility in which to learn.
Our intensive classes focus on giving you real skills you can take away and use time and time again to create beautiful, healthy Japanese cuisine. Classes run for approximately 3 hours and we only take a maximum of 4 students per class so your teacher can provide one-on-one attention and assistance.
Our classes are not so much a social event as a practical learning experience. Each class is all about learning to cook, so you will find your session packed full of lifelong skills and valuable information. You will leave the class with the ability to create your own delicious, authentic Japanese dishes for your family and friends.
Choose between a group or a private class. There’s a lot to learn in each class, and you will love the experience of sharing in the Shikisai passion for quality food! See our full list of classes below:
Mirin and soy sauce
Stock-Dashi stock, bonito,sea weed, niboshi and instant stock. Learn how to use Japanese ingredients Mirin, Soy sauce and Sake and make Ponzu dressing, Pickled, Teriyaki, ginger sauce, Agedashi tofu & egg plant, udon or soba, Fish with gravy(Ankake) and NIkuJaga. Read more.
Learn how to prepare and cook katsu-don (pork or chicken), gyoza, and udon/soba noodles. Read more.
Learn how to make the popular Japanese classics: sushi and teriyaki chicken. Read more.
Learn to cook Japanese-style rice, miso soup, agedashi tofu, gomaae, ohitashi, sunomono and nimono. Read more.
Deep Frying Skills
Create your own deep fried kara-age and katsu. Read more.
Osechi-Ryori (New Year Food)
Learn to prepare traditional Japanese New Year dishes. This class runs 5 hours and is $280/person. Read more.
Learn how to prepare fish (three piece filleting – Sanmai Oroshi. This particular class is 3 hours and $280/person with a 2 person maximum. The class requires some knife skills. Read more.
To gain a strong and lasting grounding in Japanese cooking, Shikisai Cooking recommends starting with one of our Cooking Courses, which will help you progress quickly to an advanced level.
The Cooking Courses provide step-by-step cooking skills to help you really understand the fundamentals of Japanese cooking. Although the course is recommended, it is not required in order for you to enrol in any of the classes. However, Basic Cooking and Advanced 1 are pre-requisites for the Advanced 2 Cooking Class because of the extra skills required.
We also offer a Vegan and Vegetarian Cooking Course to help you add new Japanese dishes to your vegetarian cooking repertoire. Japanese vegetarian or vegan cuisine is known as Shujin Ryori. The Vegetable Lover’s Course is perfect for vegetarians, including vegans, and those who wish to build more vegetable dishes into their family meals.