Cooking Class: Classic Japanese Cuisine

In this interactive cooking class with Chef Tess, you'll learn how to make authentic Japanese dishes from scratch using traditional techniques. The rich, savory flavors will warm you from the inside out. First, you'll prepare the components of a traditional Japanese ramen. While the ingredients simmer, you'll learn to fry chicken Korean-style and also fill and fold Japanese pork gyoza from scratch. You'll wrap up this meal with authentic mochi for dessert.


Traditional Japanese Gyoza

With pork or beef and rice-based dough

Traditional-Style Pork Tonkotsu Ramen

With rice cake, vegetables and noodles

Fried Chicken Over Kimchi Rice

With sweet chili sauce and frying oil

Japanese Mochi

With strawberry, mango or mint chip ice cream, rice flour and food coloring

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Asian, Fun, Japanese, Mother's Day
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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29 May 2024

We had a great time. Chef Tess is a lot of fun, bringing humor, a love of people, and years of culinary experience to create an enjoyable evening. The food was amazing and we all left completely full. I appreciated the techniques she shared, but most importantly I loved how she taught us that cooking is an art and doesn't have to be perfect. We can take risks with things and adjust as we go if needed, which took a lot of the anxiety out of attempting to make new recipes.

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12 Apr 2024

Chef Tess was excellent! The class was educational, delightful, and fun! She gave us prep tips to make cooking efficient and easier. Her menu was delicious! I will definitely be signing up for another one.

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10 Apr 2024

Awesome class. I learned so much and Chef Tess is the best. The menu was delicious.

$ 129 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Portland

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Meet your chef

Chef Tess
Chef Tess Verified chef

Chef Tess, classically trained under world-class chefs, is experienced in a wide range of techniques and cuisines from rustic Italian to molecular gastronomy. She spent years in the restaurant industry and even achieved second place on the Food Network’s "Chopped." Now, Chef Tess focuses her passion for food by teaching people how to cook simple and satisfying food. She's also been part of  a talk show series on YouTube called "Good Mythical Morning."

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