YUCa's Japanese Cooking
YUCa's Japanese Cooking
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Lessons & WorkshopsCooking Classes
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About
Best of the Best 2023 Award Winner! Thank you for visiting the “YUCa’s Japanese Cooking”! YJC aims to give people from all over the world an opportunity for experiencing Japanese culture through cooking class and supermarket tour! YJC's cooking classes are directed in English and focus on Japanese home meals that are eaten everyday or seasonally at home. Let’s learn Easy, Healthy and Delicious Japanese home cooking! The BEST souvenir from Tokyo, JAPAN! ● Great souvenir for yourself, family and friends ● Perfect activity for foodies and cooking lovers ● Perfect for single, family and group travelers ● Precious time at local home ● Local Supermarket Tour ● Fun and Informative Hands-on class ● Easy Access! For more detail, please check our website! → www.yjc.tokyo See you at the kitchen!!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Joseph F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of our trip!
    We did a home style Japanese cooking class with Yuca that was amazing. We made rice, broiled fish, fried chicken with homemade tartar sauce, dashi, miso soup with tofu, a Japanese omelet and finally we made pickled cucumber. Right away, Yuca welcomed us into her home and made us feel welcome. We sat and talked for a few minutes to get to know each other, and then we started cooking. Yuca is a pro. She managed our group (5 of us) very well, made sure we all had tasks and participated, and as we cooked, she continuously talked to us and patiently explained what we were doing and why we were doing it. From scrambling the egg with chopsticks without making bubbles, to cooking the fried chicken in a way that ensured as little oil as possible was absorbed into the chicken. She also taught us the technique of rolling the omelet and building it out in layers. We all walked away with a profound sense of the simplicity and the delicacy of good, home style Japanese cooking. It was really fun, and when we finished our trip (that included stops in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo), we reflected and realized that the Cooking Class with YUCa was probably the highlight of the trip. If you want to learn about Japanese cooking with someone who can explain what you are doing, and why, who can artfully and simply tell you how to recreate the dish as prepared, but also vary it as desired, and frankly who was an absolute pleasure to be around, then I strongly encourage you to take YUCa’s class! Well worth it! And make sure you go get green tea ice cream at the place that she recommends. It was about a 10-15 minute leisurely flat walk, and it was awesome!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 16 May 2023
  • doctorbroon
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learning authentic home-cooked Japanese food the easy way with patience and love.
    We arrived mid-morning on the charming and old Sakura line train in Tokyo at YUCa’s lovely home kitchen. We were greeted so warmly by YUCa and also all of the other five guests who we had not met before. I’m always quite nervous in new situations like this, not knowing what to expect, but we were instantly out at ease with a wonderfully knowledgeable and generous host and a absolutely delightful group of people who were all here to do one thing: learn more about the subtleties and hidden secrets of actually cooking home style Japanese food. We’ve been interested in Japanese food for many years and learned much from books, and even YUCa’s own YouTube channel. However, nothing compares ideally with having direct tuition in coming and revealing those hidden secrets. Simple things like the tare spoon/ladle, which I’d seen so often, but never knew what to use it for (we’ll definitely be buying one!). Our planned course today was for ramen and gyoza. The ramen was a soy sauce based one taking us from making the broth and the tare, through to making and preparing all of the toppings. We even learned how to law the perfect marinated soft-boiled egg, which I have never been able to perfect. For the gyoza, we each had a role to play, from chopping vegetables, to adding all the oils and other flavours of these lovely dumplings. We then each mad as many as we could with available filling, making a “gyoza pizza” that was gently fried until crispy. Once cooked and prepared, we sat down to enjoy our lovely meal we made together and continue our lovely conversations, although there was also a lot of silence given how lovely the food was. We had a wonderful day and learned so much that we will all take home to our own kitchens and prepare for our families. A wis person once said “all we need in life is food and love” and today we had that in abundance. I can’t recommend YUCa’s course highly enough. We learned so much and in such an easygoing environment. The food was delicious and we were all amazed that we had made that together for the first time. If you get the chance watch some of YUCa’s YouTube videos, but better still attend one (or more) of her wonderful courses.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 November 2023
  • buckley567
    Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The joy of Japanese home cooking
    This was our third class with YUCa and we loved it as much as the first time! Yesterday we joined a ramen and gyoza class and made some delicious food and learned lots of new things. YUCa is very generous with sharing her knowledge and skills in Japanese cooking and customs. Will come back on our next visit to Japan. Thank you YUCa!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • O C G
    London, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious food cooked with an amazing host
    We had a great experience with Yuca. She is really knowledgeable and was replying to all our questions. The ramen and gyoza that we cooked were really tasty and now we will be able to do it back at home and remember our time in Japan. One of the best souvenirs you can bring back home
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 December 2023
  • Togeth
    57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended
    Yuca is incredibly knowledgeable. She is also highly organised and a lot of fun! This is a class for everyone. We had absolute beginners and a professional chef. The food we cooked was delicious. Another bonus is coming to an area where there aren’t many tourists. You will love it.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 January 2024
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Tom D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in the kitchen and whilst in Japan! Yuca is one of the kindest, most welcoming person I’ve ever met and her class was the most fun I’ve ever had while learning to cook. I would highly recommend this to any person who wants a fun and interactive experience whilst also enjoying traditional Japanese food. 10/10!
Written 23 February 2024
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Brendan P
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Feb 2024 • Friends
BEST EXPERIENCE OF OUR TRIP. Yuca’s is so welcoming, accommodating, very detailed in her explanations and speaks very good English. We experienced not only how to cook amazing ramen and “pizza”Gyoza but also the Japanese way of living. Very authentic cultural experience and would recommend to anyone. Thanks so much Yuca San.
Written 19 February 2024
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Jean-Christophe S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
YUCa was a wonderful host and cooking instructor! The results were tasty and we had a great time. We also greatly appreciated her advice on recommended spots to visit.
Written 15 February 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
What a great experience learning japanese cuisine and meeting YUCa! I highly recommend doing a cooking class when traveling internationally, and if you’re lucky to have a patient, friendly, fun teacher like YUCa all the better!! Thank you for your tips!!
Written 12 February 2024
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nicoleee196
Greystanes, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yuca took great care of us, the cooking studio was gorgeously decorated and cosy & most importantly we learned a lot about how to make traditional ramen & gyoza. I would definitely recommend to anyone hoping to learn a new recipe & to get a great feed out of it!
Written 9 February 2024
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Kelsea E
Seminyak, Indonesia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was 100% worth the money. One of the best experiences I’ve done. Yuca san is welcomed us so graciously into her home & provided us with an experience we will remember for a lifetime. The recipes were so tasty and fresh, will definitely try and re-make this at home!

We thank you so much for this experience & sharing your recipes with us.
Written 9 February 2024
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Jorge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We can highly recommend this class; Yuca is very welcoming and informative, her house is charming, and the class feels like a little family for those few moments! The food we made was very tasty and made us quite full.
Written 8 February 2024
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Danielle K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This tour was so nice, Yuca’s private studio is nice and very clean. Yuca herself is so delightful and nice and even gives you your name in Japanese before the class begins. Yuca explains everything very nicely so that you could recreate on your own at home. Highly recommend this cooking class! Definitely would do another class through her specifically! And an added bonus she has a YouTube that you can watch before and after of the receipt you created and many many more! Book if you want an awesome experience!
Written 6 February 2024
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Alecca H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
My partner and I had so much fun learning to cook ramen and gyoza with Yuca! She was kind and informative and we felt so accomplished eating what we cooked! It was a lovely experience and I highly recommend it!
Written 4 February 2024
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Lachie C
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I love both Ramen and Gyoza’s, therefore attending this cooking class was an obvious choice, and it did not disappoint. Yuka was warm and welcoming, extremely knowledgeable and ensured everyone was included throughout the class. We would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Tokyo, it was a truly delightful, authentic experience.
Written 2 February 2024
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