PRIVATE Takoyaki and Japanese cooking experience in Osaka

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Price
¥5200 / person
¥4680 / person

Savoury Meal Workshops

Takoyaki (octopus balls) is more fun when you make your own takoyaki in a way you like it. You will enjoy learning how to make takoyaki from scratch in a traditional Japanese kitchen by wearing Happi.

When you’re in Osaka for a visit, one thing that you absolutely must experience is the traditional treat called takoyaki. This is a popular snack enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s made with little chunks of octopus tentacles that are mixed in with thin batter and cooked in a special griddle to give them their identifiable ball shape. They’re served with a variety of toppings that people can choose from, and everyone has their personal favorite. Not only is takoyaki a delicious treat, it is nearly as fun to create as it is good to eat!

Here is what you will get to make your own takoyaki:

Brand new takoyaki makers with special griddles
Cooking and serving utensils
Pre-measured ingredients: dashi (base sauce), soy sauce, flour, eggs, pre-cut pieces of octopus tentacles, toppings, takoyaki sauce (a condensed soy sauce with special seasonings), mayonnaise, ground seaweed, bonito flakes, and more!
Friendly staff is also available, and are more than happy to answer all of your questions and help you as you prepare your very own takoyaki. This is one bit of Japanese culture that everyone should have a chance to enjoy!

Ingredients:
*Takoyaki Basic course*
-Basic setting: Flour, Dashi powder, Eggs, Green Onions, Red ginger, Tempura flakes
-5 kinds of ingredients【Octopus, Cheese, Sausage, Corn, Mochi (rice cake) 】
-Seasonings: Sauce, Mayonnaise, Bonito flakes, Seaweed powder
*Drink
-Water & Green tea (After meal) is free

*Takoyaki Premium course*
-Basic setting: Flour, Dashi powder, Eggs, Green Onions, Red ginger, Tempura flakes
-5 kinds of ingredients【Octopus, Wagyu beef stake (example: Kobe beef, Tajima beef), Hokkaido Mozzarella Cheese, Hakata Mentaiko, Shrinp】*It may change somewhat depending on the season
-Seasonings: Sauce, Mayonnaise, Bonito flakes, Seaweed powder
*Drink
-Water & Green tea (After meal) is free

Highlights
*Try a diverse range of ingredients and flavours unique to Japan
*A friendly host will explain and demonstrate correct cooking techniques
*Held in a Japanese styled kitchen
*Opportunities for taking photographs will be highlighted throughout
*Special experience to cook wearing Kimono costume

Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor.

The Japanese Cooking Workshop provides you will a once in a life time experience: learning traditional Japanese dishes from local cooks in Japan! Osaka is considered the food capital in Japan and there are many appetizing dishes from the area for you to try. Not only will you get to eat this delicious food, but learn how to make it yourself so you can make a feast back at home!

In this workshop, a qualified instructor will walk you through step by step of a customary Japanese meal. There are a range of different cooking courses for you to choose from, including lunch, dinner and confectionery classes. The last one is very unique as Japanese desserts have a distinctive flavor as the history of cooking in Japan didn’t include processed sugar till only a few hundred years ago. You will learn even more about the flavors of Japan, as well as the range of utensils used and explanation of the techniques required, while cooking a great meal as well!

 

Takoyaki in Osaka
Takoyaki in Osaka


  • Included
    All ingredients for cooking
    Green tea and water
    Kitchen items
    Seasonings
  • Not Included
    Transportation
    Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Maps
  • Organizer

    MAIKOYA

    Maikoya Contact

    Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013

    Phone: 06-6556-6257

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    Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.

    Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.

    Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
    1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
    2-Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance.
    3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
    4- Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
    5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
    6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
    7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
    8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
    9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
     

    Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257