Bento Cooking Class

A hands-on cooking class, making your own bento filled with onigiri and 5 quick delicious dishes in a lovely bento box from Japan!




A bento favourite! – learn how to make the everyday bento, a Japanese lunch box – with Atsuko’s Japanese Kitchen cookbook author Atsuko

Bentō boxes are served everywhere in Japan – work places, schools, department stores, and even on the trains. These tasty Japanese lunch boxes have been enjoyed for over 800 years!

A hands-on practical cooking class, making your own authentic Japanese bento filled with onigiri (rice ball) and 5 quick dishes. Firstly, you will learn the simple secrets of Japanese cuisine based on the magic “rule of 5”, how to plan and eat a bento the Japanese way.  Then followed by cooking session to create a variety of dishes including karaage chicken, tamago yaki, saikyoyaki salmon, etc..  These are suitable for cooking in a busy morning as many Japanese people make their own bento every day. However, you will learn the hints of making typical dishes suitable for your bento.

We will provide you a lovely re-useable bento box from Japan! It comes in two-tier bento box with an elastic band to secure your bento box. When empty, the base fits inside the main body of the box for more compact storage.


  • Umesu zuke (ume pickled red radish)
  • Miso marinaded salmon(grilled marinated salmon/fried tofu(V), grilled with sesame seeds)
  • Kara age chicken/tofu(V) (deep fried marinated in soy sauce, mirin, ginger and garlic)
  • Tamago yaki (egg roll with spring onion)
  • Yaki bitashi (grilled seasonal vegetables with wasabi and soy dressing)
  • Rice ball with favourite condiments
  • Miso ball (quick instant homemade miso soup)

We start with introducing a typical style of bento, then hands-on cooking class with an enhanced set of hygiene and safety measures that meet Government guidelines (i.e. a maximum 5 attendees per class). Please read our Covid19 policy and our T&Cs for more information). You will all cook individually with Atsuko and enjoy tasting the fruits of your labour with a sit down (or take away) meal in an informal atmosphere.


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