Yumi’s Japanese Dinner Workshop

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Yumi’s Japanese Dinner Workshop

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you want to impress your family & friends at your next dinner party? Or do you want to learn Japanese food culture & local dishes that have been passed for generations?
Join us for the Japanese-style New Year cooking celebrations and sake and food pairing event with Yumi at Court Tree Collective!  (Please note: you have to be  21 years of age or older to attend this workshop)

In this 2-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn how to prepare delicious Japanese home style food from start to finish. You will also learn how to source the best ingredients locally and how to work with the sweet and savory ingredients such as konbu, miso, soy sauce, mirin, bonito flakes that infuse the unique umami flavor. We will also learn about Dashi a simple and savory Japanese soup stock that is backbone of Japanese cooking. In Japan, there are many different kinds of konbu and we will also taste and discuss the various konbu dashi from different regions of Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands. We will also discuss other essential ingredients in a Japanese pantry.
We will create the following delicious dishes to share:
Ozoni(お雑煮) : Japanese New Year’s soup that includes mochi rice cake, vegetables, and meats cooked in umami-packed dashi broth. When families in Japan gather on New Year’s Day, Ozoni is an indispensable dish for the celebration.
Shikai maki sushi(四海巻き) : It is originated in Chiba prefecture of Kanto region, a decorative sushi roll exhibiting a unique geometric pattern for celebrating special occasions. Shikai-maki, which means ‘four ocean roll’. The four curved bands of nori seaweed look like ocean waves coming from four seas directions (shikai)
Namasu (紅白なます) :  Daikon and carrot salad lightly pickled in sweet rice vinegar and shredded konbu dressing. It is a refreshing side dish served as a Japanese New Year’s dish.
Karaage (唐揚げ) : Japanese Fried Chicken seasoned with soy sauce, dashi, mirin, garlic & ginger. Coated lightly with Japanese potato starch and deep fried. it’s certainly a very popular dish in Japan.
Sakura ebi salad (桜エビのサラダ) :  Cherry shrimp salad with wakame & leafy greens seasoned with ponzu sesame dressing.
You will gain a basic understanding of:
  • Principles of what makes Japanese food tasty: Umami.

  • An overview of how to use the sweet and savory ingredients.

  • An introduction into breaking down all the basics from making your own dashi broth.

  • Tips on applying Dashi broth principles to any type of dish.

  • Resources to support you in accessing optimal food choices in the Japanese grocery stores.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies in advance by replying to your confirmation email. We do use sesame in this class. Not gluten-free.


January 20
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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