Kids Cooking Class – Totoro Buns

August 01, 2021 / by Junko


Our first kids’ baking lesson in English with 7 cute elementary children!

We made Totoro buns and 2 savory buns with corn & mayo, tuna & mayo fillings.
The children made bread dough and cookie dough (for Totoro’s stomach and eyes) from scratch, and they all did a great job kneading and shaping the dough and decorating Totoro. Although none of the children spoke English, most of them knew easy words so we hope they learned some new vocabulary during the lesson!
The youngest 2 (both boys) were so energetic! They would run around during break, have pillow fights, etc., while the girls quietly conversed with each other. It was interesting to watch the difference!
The buns turned out nicely and they wanted to eat them right away, but they all were able to wait until their moms came to pick them up so that they could show their moms.

Everyone was so cute, and this lesson was a great experience for us, too!
Thank you all for coming and we hope you all enjoyed the class!



There are so many Japanese dishes and cultures that are not well known outside of Japan and I’m happy to introduce them to you! If you tested any of our recipes feel free to send us a photo and your comments and we will be happy to publish them, even if it wasn't a complete success! :)

Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.
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