Cooking Classes

Learning to prepare traditional, home-style Japanese food is a delicious way to explore and preserve Japanese cultural heritage, and one your whole family is sure to enjoy!  Enjoy these mostly demonstration style classes where our instructors will walk you through how to prepare dishes and then enjoy eating the treats made in the class!

Each class takes place on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Class size is limited to the first 12 people to register and pay.  Class fees, which may vary with the food being prepared, cover the cost of all materials and ingredients.

Register for class on-line. For additional information please call Kay Kawaguchi 773-275-0097 ext. 226 or email classes@jasc-chicago.org.

Following is a list of the 2019/2020 cooking demonstration classes:

Roll your own Maki-sushi, Hoso-maki, California-maki, and more!  Learn the technique to rolling your own sushi in this hands-on class!
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Okonomi-Yaki Plus – TBA
Known as Japanese-style pancake or Japanese pizza this dish is made with flour, water, eggs, cabbage, green onions and other ingredients can include sliced pork, beef, shrimp, squid, etc.
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Feather-light batter-coated deep-fried vegetables and sea food.  Come learn the secret to preparing the perfect light and crunchy tempura.
Saturday, February 15,  2020
(Registration Full)
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Japanese Sweets
Many are made with sweet red bean paste and rice flour.  Come enjoy some strawberry daifuku mochi, soft cinnamon mochi, sweet steam bun, Warabi-mochi, and much more!
Saturday, April 11, 2020
(Registration Full)
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Ramen Noodles
Ramen is a popular dish consisting of Chinese-style wheat noodles with delicious broth flavored with beef, pork, chicken or seafood. Toppings are Cha-shu pork, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, hard-boiled egg etc.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
(Registration Full)
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

CANCELLED – Nabe-Mono (One-Pot Dishes)
Create Yose-nabe (shrimp, red snapper, and other sea food with vegetables) and Kimuchi-nabe (pork and vegetable).  These one-pot meals are delicious and eaten at the table as they cook.  Perfect for cold weather!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Obento (Japanese Lunch Box)
Create a well-balanced Japanese box lunch that is tasty and fun to eat!
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Deep fried, tender, breaded pork cutlet and croquette!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Japanese Appetizers
Small-plate snacks that are good with drinks or side dishes.  Come learn the tricks to making Gyoza, Agedashi tofu, Vinaigrette salad, Chicken wings, and more!
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Japanese Salads & Tsukemono (TBA)
Tofu salad, Somen salad, Takuan, and other pickled delicacies known as Tsukemono!
Fee: JASC Members: $55      Non Members: $65

Hot or cold, served in broth or dipped in sauce, noodles are Japan’s real fast food.
Perfect your noodle cooking technique with dishes prepared with Udon (round, white, flour-based noodles), Soba (thin, buckwheat noodles) and Somen (fine, white, flour-based noodles)
Fee: JASC Members : $55     Non Members: $65

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