Five friends travelling together in Japan for two weeks over New Year. We were very lucky to get our cooking lesson to ourselves. We opted for the vegetarian cooking option. It was one of our favourite experiences whilst in Japan. We enjoyed a walk down the river from our ryokan and Taro met us at the easy-to-find bus stop meeting place.
Absolutely delightful family, and not at all 'awkward' to be in their home. Loved the family's kitchen and Taro soon had us taking notes (and LOTS of video and photos) as we launched into making dashi stock and various sauces from scratch. Lotus root? We're masters. agedashidofu? Sorted. Rolled omelette in the special funky pan? Pass us the eggs... This was probably the key menu item - a great sense of achievement in getting it right. Taro was extremely patient, knowledgeable and humorous.
The five of us met up in mid-Feb to share our holiday photos and we cooked the entire meal at home in Britain. Oishiiiii
Many many thanks to Taro and his family for a truly wonderful time. Be sure if you visit Kyoto to make time for Taro.
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