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.
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. These are suitable for cooking in a busy morning as many Japanese people make their own bento every day. Also you will learn the hints of making some typical dishes suitable for your bento.
You will be provided a lovely re-useable bento box from Japan! It comes in two -tier bento box with an elastic band is included to secure your bento box. When empty, the base fits inside the main body of the bento box for more compact storage.
- Umesu zuke (ume pickled red radish)
- Salmon shio koji yaki (marinated salmon/fried tofu(V), grilled with sesame seeds)
- Kara age chicken/tofu(V) (marinated in soy sauce, mirin, ginger and garlic, deep fried in rice bran oil)
- Tamago yaki (egg roll with chives)
- 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 a cooking session. Next we will fill your bento box before finally eating!
Frequently asked questions
Q. I would like to book a class as a gift for someone – is this possible?
Yes, you can book either an individual space in a group session, or a private lesson. Please contact us for availability.
Q. If I wish to cancel my booking, how does it work ?
Bookings cancelled more than 14 days prior to the start of a course will be refunded. Alternatively you may transfer to another date free of charge. Bookings cancelled within 14 days of the start of a course are non-refundable and non-transferable, the only exception being if we are able to refill your place. If we are able to do so a full refund will be given, or you may transfer to another date. Refunds cannot be issued on any unattended classes without prior notice. Our Terms and Conditions.
Q. Do you have vegetarian dishes available?
Yes – When there is a mixed class, we will cook vegetarian dishes separately. Please advise us of your food preferences when you book the course. There are many vegan/vegetarian dishes that use soy product in place of meat or fish – this type of cooking is called Syojin Ryouri.
Q. I would like to arrange a special event for a group. Is this possible?
Yes – if you are planning for a surprise birthday party, team/corporate event, social occasion or celebration, we will bespoke your special cooking event! You can choose to hold your event at ‘The Grocery’ or in your own venue. Please contact us for pricing based on numbers.