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    Japanese Cooking 101: Fish & Vegetables

    Looking to dish about fish while making fish dishes? In this Fish & Vegetable class, you’ll learn two different kinds of Japanese stocks: a dried fish and kelp stock called Iriko-dashi and a vegetarian stock called Shojin-dashi. You’ll learn knife skills, ingredients, seasonings, and cooking techniques that are unique to Japanese cuisine, as well as explore the best seasonings you can get in LA. If you want to create delicious, MSG-free Japanese food, you’ll take pleasure in cooking from scratch with basic ingredients in this class.
    Japanese Cooking 101: Fish & Vegetables

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Find out all about the use of fish in Japanese food, while learning to prepare several dishes
    • Learn about pairing vegetables, sauces, and seasonings to bring aromas and flavors to life
    • Prepare two stocks, perfect new knife techniques, and create a tasty multi-course meal
    • Sample your cooking, satisfying your love of culinary learning and food at the same time
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    Ramen Run Down: Tonkotsu

    Let’s face it, everybody loves Ramen, but very few are proud of the way they prepare it. Cut down the shame in your microwave game and learn to make your very own bowl at Foodstory’s Ramen Run Down class. You’ll learn how to use all natural ingredients and aromatic oils to add depth to your soup. You’ll also gain insight into how to create a flavored hard boiled egg and prepare juicy pork chashu. Using fundamental cooking methods, your instructor will walk you through how to create a perfect bowl of Ramen and a vegetable side dish. Don’t worry, your microwave won’t miss you too much!
    Ramen Run Down: Tonkotsu

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn to make your very own bowl of delicious Ramen (no microwave necessary)
    • Get the inside scoop on Japanese secret ingredients that naturally boost the Umami
    • Make ramen noodles, Tonkotsu (Pork Soup), and savory pork chashu from scratch
    • Have fun and fill your belly at the same time
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    Nigiri Sushi (Edo Mae Style)

    What did sushi A say to sushi B? Wassap, B! The good news is that after this class, you’ll be able to do more than recount lame sushi puns the next time you’re dining on sushi. You’ll learn how to properly fillet a fish, and slice fish for both sashimi and sushi. You’ll learn all about preparing the rice, searing raw fish, and using the leftover fish bones to make a tasty fish soup. After word gets out that you know how to make your own sushi, the next time you tell your friends to “come and sashimi” sometime, they’ll be showing up at your door with chopsticks.
    Nigiri Sushi (Edo Mae Style)

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn all of the techniques of creating sushi from a pro while preparing authentic, tasty sushi
    • Discover how to properly fillet, slice, and prepare fish for sashimi, sushi, and soup
    • Impress and delight guests at your next dinner party with homemade sushi
    • Diversify your cooking repertoire with this healthy meal
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    Simple, Tasty, Healthy Sushi

    Want to eat sushi in your underwear, but afraid that might get you kicked out of your favorite Japanese bistro? In “Simple, Tasty, Health @Home Sushi,” you’ll learn that making sushi in your own kitchen doesn’t have to be a chore. This course will teach you simple, easy techniques to make this healthy, delectable dish whenever you like. You’ll learn the secrets to making temari sushi, California roll, Rainbow row, pickled ginger, and savory sauces. The techniques offered in this course are so easy to learn, you’ll be rolling fish up in your skivvies in no time! All skill levels are welcome, but you must be at 21 years of age to register. Children may attend if accompanied by an adult.
    Simple, Tasty, Healthy Sushi

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn basic sushi making techniques, so you can prepare sushi with ease from your own kitchen
    • Explore making several different kinds of sushi and sides to bring your meals alive
    • Try your sushi on the spot, making for a fun-filled and filling evening
    • Relax after a long day’s work in a casual, fun learning environment where you can meet fellow sushi lovers
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    Seafood Market Tour

    Rub shoulders with some of the best Japanese sushi chefs in Los Angeles as you explore the wholesale fish market. You will discover the secrets to their delicious food. The fish market tour will give you the opportunity to learn from real fish dealers and find out the best items to buy. Once the tour is over, you get to enjoy a lunch filled with Japanese simmered fish, sashimi, grilled fish, sake lee soup with fish and rice cooked with clams. Plus, a vegetable pickle is included.
    Seafood Market Tour

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Visit downtown Los Angeles to see the fish market
    • Discover where Japanese sushi chefs buy their ingredients
    • Learn new information from the fish dealer
    • Enjoy a Japanese lunch after the tour
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    Izakaya and Yakitori Cooking

    Looking to add some variety to your BBQ repertoire? In this Japanese yakitori course, you’ll learn to make addicting dishes just like the ones you find in Izakayas, Japanese establishments where beer is accompanied with delicious food. You’ll make several popular yakitori variations, such as scallions and chicken/pork thigh, grilled chicken teriyaki, and the ever-popular chicken meatball known as “tsukune”. To compliment your delightful skewers, you’ll also learn to prepare tofu with miso sauce and a refreshing salmon and avocado salad featuring wasabi dressing. Following this class, you’ll never look at a sharp wooden stick the same again.
    Izakaya and Yakitori Cooking

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn the intricacies of proper food preparation to create authentic Japanese yakitori
    • Listen as the story of yakitori unfolds from an instructor that is also a professional food storyteller
    • Pick up a new cooking technique sure to be a hit at your next dinner party
    • Enliven your spirit and mind with delicious foods, aromas, and a relaxing evening
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    Japanese Street Food: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

    What’s crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and used to have eight legs? Not only will you be finding out, you’ll be eating it in this culinary instructional course featuring the two most famous foods served on the streets of Osaka: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki. These two finger foods will be a surprise hit at your next dinner party, and they pair perfectly with a pint of beer. You’ll get a full dose of the history of these two treats, so you’ll be able to tell your dinner guests all about them. Plus learn some cooking variations, so you can spice them up to best suit your own palate. After this class, the next joke you’ll be telling is, “What’s got two thumbs and knows how to make authentic Japanese street cuisine?”
    Japanese Street Food: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Prepare two popular Osaka street foods, Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki
    • Learn the history of these two delicious dishes while you walk through step by step how to make them
    • Eat your tasty creations along with a frozen tofu & banana ice pop
    • Meet new friends also interested in international cooking
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    Make A Cute Bento Box

    What’s the point of a bento box if it isn’t cute? In this Cute Bento Box course, you’ll learn how to prepare traditional Japanese bento boxes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the mouth. You’ll be making things such as two-color beef rolls, shiso rolls, and tamagoyaki. Once your food is ready, you’ll transform it into adorable faces and flowers, learning the fine art of bento box presentation. With the techniques you pick up during this hands-on course, everyone will be wanting to try one of your bento boxes.
    Make A Cute Bento Box

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Become acquainted with the cooking prep and presentation in this artful bento box making class for all skill levels
    • Make beef rolls with teriyaki sauce, cheese, ham, and shiso rolls, tamagoyaki, and onigiri wrapped with nori
    • Satiate both your stomach and your creative side
    • Meet new friends in a relaxing, fun-filled cooking environment
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    Japanese Cooking 101: Omnivore

    Are you a nom nom nomnivore? If so, you’ll not want to miss out on “Japanese Cooking 101: Omnivore,” an introductory Japanese cooking course that runs you through all of the basics of this wonderful culinary tradition. You cover Japanese stocks, seasonings, and key ingredients, and you’ll get hands-on instruction in proper knife skills and other cooking techniques. You’ll also learn all about the best, non-MSG seasonings to be found in all of LA, get a history lesson on various Japanese foods, and cook 7-8 dishes that will have you so full that by the end of the class you’ll be saying, “nom nom nomore!”
    Japanese Cooking 101: Omnivore

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Become acquainted with the basics of Japanese cooking while preparing multiple traditional dishes
    • Learn how to properly slice-and-dice, honing your Japanese knife skills alongside a professional instructor
    • Gain hands-on experience cooking two stocks and preparing them in the traditional Japanese style
    • Sample your cooking, satisfying your love of culinary learning and food at the same time
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    Japanese All Star Noodles: Foot-Work-Out

    Get ready to make delicious food with some fancy footwork. Footwork? Did you know that one of the traditional ways to make Japanese noodle involves stepping on it? In this class you will learn all you need to know to make Japanese noodle varieties. Your expert instructor will cover all techniques used to knead the dough with your feet, the time for resting the dough and the type of flour you’re using -- which all contribute to producing different varieties of this noodle. In addition to a few variations of udon noodles, you'll make buckwheat and ramen noodles by tweaking the udon making technique! to go with your freshly homemade noodles, come away learning how to make the traditional noodle dipping sauce called "Tsuyu." Making noodles is an incredibly fun experience, and you’re going to learn a lot about both the noodle and the culture in the process.
    Japanese All Star Noodles: Foot-Work-Out

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn how to make udon, soba, and ramen noodles, pork shabu shabu, tender chicken, and two dipping sauces for the noodles
    • Practice important techniques for kneading the dough with your feet
    • Understand how different kinds of ingredients and resting times affect the noodles
    • Eat your delicious creations in a group setting
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    Make The Best Hot Pot

    Want to make hot pot but don’t know how to make it...the best? Your professional instructor will focus on how to expertly prepare this 1,000-year-old dish. As this class will show, hot pot is a healthy dish, with lots of opportunities to be creative with your vegetable and protein choices. You’ll find yourself making four different varieties of hot pot, each unique and delicious: duck and watercress; layered pork belly, cabbage, and shiitake mushroom; oysters and meatballs; and seafood and chicken. Each dish will use a complementary stock to bring out the full flavor. And when you’re done, you’ll get to taste what being the best really means.
    Make The Best Hot Pot

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Enjoy a professionally-taught course on how to prepare Japanese hot pot
    • Learn how to mix-and-match veggies, meats, and stock to create tantalizing flavors
    • Meet new friends also interested in international cooking
    • Ignite the senses and freshen your spirits with this delicious cuisine
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    Ramen Run Down: Seafood Miso

    Many ramen fans are familiar with tonkotsu, a thick pork-based broth, as the base for many ramen styles. This class explores the use of fish stock for a lighter but still rich ramen soup base - a style still rare to come across but easily prepared at home. Seafood aficionados will be delighted to learn how different types of ingredients lead to a unique, one-of-a-kind broth you will love making. You’ll prepare all the components for the perfect Miso-Seafood Ramen. Learn about the alchemy of Japanese seafood broths and demystify the world of miso!
    Ramen Run Down: Seafood Miso

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Make three kinds of seafood broth using fish and shellfish
    • Get the inside scoop on different types of Japanese miso varieties such as 100%-soybean aged red miso, barley miso, and saikyo miso
    • Create all ramen components such as noodles, pan-fried fishcakes, onsen tamago, and spicy oil from scratch
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    Making Donburi: Rice Bowls

    You love living your fast paced life, but let’s face it, the microwaved meals are getting to be a little old. During this Donburi Rice Bowl class, you’ll learn to make a traditional Japanese “fast food” dish that’s easy to make as well as healthy. While you cook, your instructor will regale you with the history of this famous food. Donburi is a single bowl dish combining rice, veggies and protein. You will also make a big batch of vegetable soup and a pickle that will serve you for the next 3-4 days if you make them once. Your full menu includes simmered chicken and egg with dashi stock (Oyako-don), beef bowl (Gyu-don), marinated sashimi (Zuke-don), Japanese curry-don, spicy tofu and ground meat (Mabo-don), and soup with pickle. This fit dish only takes about 30 minutes to make, and you’ll have enough leftovers to last for days.
    Making Donburi: Rice Bowls

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn how to prepare authentic donburi, a popular single bowl Japanese dish
    • Listen and discover the history of donburi while you cook
    • Meet new friends also interested in international cooking
    • Ignite the senses and freshen your spirits with delicious cuisine
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    The Art of Tofu

    Store-bought soy milk is often not thick enough to make tasty Tofu. Some Tofu makers do produce better soymilk, but how far would you drive just to buy the perfect soy milk? It makes more sense to produce soy milk at home that you can use to create the perfect Tofu. All you need is a blender! In this class you’ll learn to make three different kinds of tofu and how to use them them to prepare a variety of traditional Japanese dishes, including salads, sliders, and even tofu gelato. You’ll also learn how to use “okara”, the residue that’s left after straining soy milk, for putting in salads, simmering dishes, or for making “soy-meat” balls. Learn how you can integrate Tofu making into your daily routine and diet. You’ll never go back to the store for Tofu once you start making your own!
    The Art of Tofu

    810 S Spring St, Los Angeles

    • Learn to make your own homemade tofu and how to prepare several tofu dishes
    • Learn all about the history of tofu in the process from a instructor that is part chef, part storyteller
    • Taste the difference as you learn to prepare three different kinds of tofu
    • Relax and make new friends during this light, interactive class
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