I spent so much happy time in Tr. Michi's cooking class in July, 2023.
I highly recommend this class for who would visit Fukuoka :)
My cooking class was about Tempura!
You can learn how to handle ingredient in Japanese way such as the way cutting a carrot (it was quite different to Korean way). Also, the teacher really likes cooking itself so she knows much about Japanese cooking and she kept introducing many of Japanese sauces and seasonings, of Japanese plates and of Japanese food such as sesame tofu and tororo. I took all things she introduced to me and I’m planning to buy them now hahaha. (Her picks were really delicious!) The 4th picture is a sesame tofu which was shocking to me LOL I'm gonna buy and eat it when I get back to Japan someday!
For me as a Korean, I thought we are sharing kind of big cultural base but thanks to this class, I could learn subtle differences between Korean and Japanese cooking which was really interesting to me ! For instance, she introduced various 'tororo' side dishes to me as a Japanese summer food. In my country, we usually eat tororo just as a shake and I had no idea it's good for health in summer and there are many ways to cook tororo. It was really exotic to me. Thanks to her, my world’s got wider in Japanese way! 😊
The class is held up in really cozy and CLEAN place so I felt relieved to cook and eat there. The teacher takes a good care of the place and ingredient. Also, the way how she cooks, organizes the place, eats and lives her life gave me inspired. During the class, you guys can talk with her and you might know how balanced person she is. For me, she became my life role model. hahaha.
She is really friendly, kind and good at leading the class in gentle way. Of course, she's so fluent in English so there was no problem to communicate with her! Also, she is very opened person to be a friend, either.
For me, the best way to learn about foreign culture is to learn their cooking. Because I believe the food is a combination of a culture, history and people. So, I could feel and learn more about Japan during the class. Her class will make your trip more than just a trip! My trip is completed by her class! Now we became friends and I’m looking forward to introducing each other’s culture!
Thank you for reading my review.
Have a great day!