This class is only available to those who have signed up for the JJ Kitchen membership. Those who are new to JJ Kitchen are entitled to take a trial lesson with the members.
Looking for a one time cooking lesson that you can take casually?
The class will be held when the minimum number of participants has been achieved. You can join from mid-course when there are open seats.
Reservations are mandatory.
Please contact us if you are interested in the class.
We would welcome you contacting us before booking to check on the suitability of ingredients used in the menu if you have any dietary requirements.
Otherwise, please inform us of any dietary requests on booking. If we do not get prior notice we cannot amend arrangements.
In early summer from mid-June to July, temperatures start to rise in “Honshu” or Japan’s main island, bringing the rainy season with many rainy and cloudy days.
During this time of year, the days are hot and humid and many people may lose their appetites.
Come join us in making dishes that are bound to prevent summer fatigue!
Somen noodles are a staple dish for the Japanese summer, and many crave this cool noodle dish when summer is near.
This dish is also eaten on Takabata, which falls on July 7th of every year.
Tanabata is known as the Japanese star festival, originating from a Chinese legend and it is said that eating somen noodles on this day will prevent one from getting sick.
In this lesson, we will be making 2 types of dipping sauce for the noodles; one is a basic noodle soup base and another is a spicy and tasty dipping sauce.
Let’s learn how to boil and present the noodles in a flowing style with special decoration for tanabata party, and learn all about Japanese condiments and herbs.
For the main dish, we will use sardines that are readily available at supermarkets from June and make sardine wrapped pickled plum and cheese.
The perfect harmony of sour pickled plums and rich cheese goes very well with the sardines and this dish is great as a side dish or appetizer!
Sardines are rich in unsaturated fatty acids such as DHA and EPA, calcium and vitamin B2, an excellent ingredient!
Sardines are very tender, so they are easy to open by hand. In this lesson, we will have everyone try this method of preparing sardines.
そうめん（つけだれ2種：基本のめんつゆ、豆乳ラー油） [ hands-on ]
イワシの梅しそ巻き [ hands-on ]
たたきキュウリ [ hands-on ]
イワシのつみれ汁 [ hands-on ]
* You can get free refills on Japanese sake, beer, wine and soft drink during the lesson :)* Menus are subject to change based on the availability of items in the market.
Not sure if JJ Kitchen is the one for you?Come in for a trail lesson. You can join in one of the lessons with other members!
Hi! I'm Junko, the owner of JJ Kitchen in Tokyo. Supporting me is my good foodie friend, Eiko.We love to cook, eat, and drink with our friends. We talk nonstop about the foods and drinks we’re interested in, and often enjoy throwing home parties with friends on the weekends. The happy smiles of our guests are the biggest treat for us. We will welcome you to our kitchen with all our hearts :)
Dear our wonderful members and guests,It is with deep sadness to announce that we have decided to close JJ Kitchen for the time being.During the past 5 years, we have enjoyed cooking and discussing cultural issues with each and everyone. However, Junko had a stroke in June and is currently in the hospital undergoing physiotherapy. Since we do not know how long this will take, we have come to the conclusion to close our doors. For those of you that still have our vouchers, we will be contacting you separately.For JJ Kitchen members, we will contact you regarding future lessons.We thank you all for the love and support you have shown JJ Kitchen, and we hope that we can cook together again.