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
  • 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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12 Nov 2023

Informative and hilarious! My wife and I did Japanese food with her, some of the best food we’ve had in a long time. We would recommend her to all of our friends and family.

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10 Jan 2024

Great experience and great food!!

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Rogelio G.

03 Sep 2019

Great time. Learned so much. Chef Tess was able to work in my Mother's recipe. She was the perfect host. Thanks Chef Tess

$ 129 Per person

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

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Event location: Portland

Chef’s Place


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Chef Tess
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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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