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PRIVATE Osaka Street Food Class
Street food can be defined as food or beverage that is ready-to-eat and sold by a vendor from a food cart or stall in a public place such as a street, park or market. From country to country and region to region, the types of street food vary considerably. In Japan, the street food is highly regionalized although there are dishes popular across the country. The food in Japan follows the fresh, seasonal and local recipe. Street food is less expensive than dine-in restaurants. Street food has existed since the ancient Greek vendors sold dried fish as snacks. However, in Japan, the passion for fresh foods from restaurants also exists for street food. Enormous food festivals celebrate street food and snacks throughout Japan. When you visit Osaka, you will know why it is revered as the culinary capital of Japan. The street food is delicious and inexpensive. Japanese street food began centuries ago as a way for the poor to have hot meals since they had no stoves. Today street food is a taste sensation everyone will enjoy.
• The types of street food vary from country to country and town to town.
• Street food has a long history in Japan.
• Osaka is the best city for enjoying street food.
• When you visit Japan do what the residents do and experience the choices and availability of Japanese street food.
One of the famous street foods of Osaka is the fantastic Okonomiyaki, a Japanese version of a grilled pancake filled with cabbage and finished with your choice of tasty toppings. Ramen is enormously popular with both visitors and residents. Japanese ramen is available in three flavors – miso, soy sauce, and pork. Another street food favorite is takoyaki, ball shaped buns filled with diced octopus, green onion, tempura and pickled ginger. If you want to find out more about Japanese street food you are invited to take a class at the Maikoya Osaka.
Street Food Class Osaka
Maikoya Osaka is a cultural center located in the heart of Osaka. Maikoya Osaka offers classes and instruction on a range of authentic Japanese traditions. One of the most popular activities is taking part in Japanese cooking classes. Japanese street food has a long history and emerged from humble beginnings. Before class begins, kimonos are provided to enhance the immersion into Japanese culture. All cooking classes meet in the traditional kitchen. You will discover the fascinating past of street food, the regional and local choices, and how to create festival favorites. A qualified, experienced instructor will guide you through this course, teaching you what you need to know to make the delicious dishes when you return home. The Japanese rule of fresh and seasonal food holds true for street food. Residents also enjoy the Street Food Class and learning how to make delectable traditional snacks.
• Wear a kimono as you cook in a traditional Japanese kitchen
• Learn how to cook Osaka favorites
• Opportunities to take photos
• Recreate Osaka street food in your own home
Includedall the ingredientskimono costume
MAIKOYAMaikoya Contact the Host
Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!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