Simply Oishii Wagashi School

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Simply Oishii Wagashi School

Simply Oishii Wagashi School
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Lessons & Workshops • Cooking Classes
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Simply Oishii Wagashi School is a place to learn how to make Japanese Sweets. Located near Meguro Station, only 5 minutes away from Shibuya and 10 minutes from Shinjuku, we are easily accessible to most tourist attractions. Classes take place in a private residence in a small group where you can also gain insight on Tokyo life in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. (Prior booking is essential, Exact Address will be provided upon confirmation of booking)
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Neighborhood: Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.
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jdudley2015
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Couples
Thank you Miyuki and Simply Oishii for a fantastic experience. If you're looking for an opportunity to learn about Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques there is no better way than a class with Miyuki. Miyuki teaches you about more than just the dishes you will cook, she also teaches you about culture, the purpose behind the techniques that you are using, and offers great suggestions for places to eat and shop all over Tokyo. I am looking forward to the opportunity to return to Japan and cook with Miyuki again!
Written May 14, 2018
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Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you liked my class. I also enjoyed your company, it was great having both of you in class. Hope you will use the skills back home and see you again in the future!
Written May 16, 2018
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BNUY
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My husband and I love taking cooking classes, so when we found out about Simply Oishii on a recent visit to Tokyo, we signed ourselves and two friends up for the Japanese Style Cocktail Party class. It was truly an amazing experience! Miyuki was so warm and friendly that she made us all feel right at home from the moment we stepped in the door of her lovely home. Miyuki speaks fluent English and is an excellent teacher. She'd first show us how to do something then would help us as we tried it ourselves. She also shared lots of "tips and tricks," all of which were included in her wonderful recipe book so we didn't have to scramble to take notes as she talked. The end result - 5 incredible cocktail food dishes that were both beautiful to look at and super tasty. And the recipes were easy enough that we've been able to make them again now that we're back home. Thank you, Miyuki, for a great class and a great experience. We had such fun and we recommend your class to everyone who visits Tokyo!
Written April 21, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was my pleasure having you and your husband in my class. I'm glad that you enjoyed it as much as I did. The cocktail party course is one of my favorite class and it a lot of fun making the little finger foods. If you have any questions regarding the recipe, please feel free to contact me by email. Thank you for coming to my class!
Written April 25, 2019
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Michelle H
2 contributions
Friends
Learning to cook amazing Japanese cocktail dishes with Miyuki was a highlight of our trip to Tokyo. She made the learning 'simply' wonderful with her warm and welcoming approach. We learned each step of the process and then got to eat the amazing results. She also provides a nice guide to help you replicate the learning at home. We felt like part of her family and she was so willing to answer all the questions we had about dining in Japan. Thank you, Miyuki, for sharing your home and talents with us. It was an amazing class and an experience we'll remember forever.
Written April 20, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was my pleasure having you and your husband in my class. I'm glad that you enjoyed it as much as I did. It was a pleasant surprise to meet someone from my most favorite place in the world! Thank you for coming to my class! (I hope to go to Alaska one day!)
Written April 25, 2019
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Kookai
1 contribution
Fun class and very informative. I went back and tried it at home, need more practice, but the recipe was a hit back home.
Written April 1, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the class. If you have any questions regarding making mochi or wagashi, I will be happy to answer them. Happy cooking!
Written April 1, 2019
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Larry-Calif
San Francisco, CA344 contributions
Couples
Every foreign countries we visited, we always try to take a food class to learn a little more about their culture and history behind their cuisine.

In Japan, the sweet treats are very colorful and seems magical. My wife and I signed for Mochi & Hagashi class from Simply Oishii. It was unforgettable terrific experience. Our instructor Muyuki was very knowledge and skillful.

We made three different types of sweet treats - Daifuku Mochi, Hanami Dango, and Nerikiri

Daifuku Mochi:
Daifuku is a confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans. from. Sometimes with a sweet fruit inside the red bean paste.

Hanami Dango:
The sweet dumplings consist of sweetened rice flour and water made into a paste and moulded into bite-size balls. This traditional Japanese dessert is the perfect finishing. It has three colors - the red color symbolizes cherry blossoms, the white color portrays remaining snow, and the green color represents young grass.

Nerikiri:
Made from sticky rice flour, sugar and white bean or red bean, Nerikiri is usually molded into shapes such as flowers, fruits or birds to represent the four seasons.

Miyuki taught techniques in molding thin layer of mochi around Daifuku, shaping & handling the dough effectively into little balls for the Dongo, making chrysanthemum flowers with intricate design cuts and creating autumn leaves using color techniques for Nerikiri.

Miyuki was very helpful. As I followed along with my two left thumbs, my dough sample didn't even looked like her sample. She would come overly and miraculously
make it beautifully shaped.

And then, it was time to eat the sweet treats; but first, we needed to make matcha green tea the traditional way.

The traditional tea ceremony including the sweet treats of Wagashi balanced by the slightly bitter taste of matcha green tea.

The green tea is served in a distinctive artistic pottery. The right portions of green tea and boiling water is needed. Then, the mixture is whisked vigorous back and forth until the matcha powder has transformed into foam-top tea.

Miyuki shared stories about her mother and the formal tea ceremony. The traditional tea ceremony is a symbol of peace, harmony and happiness. It’s a spiritual experience that demonstrates respect through etiquette and grace, which are integral facets of Japanese culture.

I really enjoyed the Japanese sweet treats which were not overly sweet with the green tea with a ever so slight bitter taste. It was the right combination and balance.

Whenever I see Japanese sweet treats, I will fondly remembered my class experience, HAGASHI FOREVER ... from Simply Oishii.

NOTE: I received class confirmation after I paid for the class online three weeks before the class. It included a link to website with directions. I immediately review the instructions which included photos. It was well written. Use your phone GPS Map for overall guidance, but use Simple Oishii's directions to check your landmarks in the photos and final destination
Written November 20, 2018
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Thank you Larry for the detailed description and interpretation of my class. I'm thrilled that you and your wife has enjoyed my mochi and wagashi class so much. It was also my great pleasure having you here, and I'm pleased that have understood about the Japanese culture and not just the sweets making process. I hope you and your wife will continue to travel and explore new countries and their culture. (I would definitely like to follow your path!). Take care!
Written December 1, 2018
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Departure48612441225
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Solo
I had a great learning experience with Miyuki. In class, she gave great tips and techniques for Wagashi making, provided me with inspiration to better myself in Wagashi making. She was also instructional and very helpful.
Written November 19, 2018
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Hi Thank you for taking your time to write a review. I had a great time doing the diploma course with you. I admire your passion to pursue not only wagashi but other sweets making in depth. I hope you will practice and master all the techniques you have learned in class. Good luck!
Written December 1, 2018
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Blake K
London, UK3 contributions
Couples
We had a private Gyoza class with Yuki which was amazing! She was very knowledgable about Japanese cuisine and responsive to our (many) questions. We also learnt some things about Japanese eating etiquette which was helpful to know early on into our trip (we did the class on our 2nd day) - would highly recommend this experience and wished we had time to do another of Yuki's classes!
Written October 19, 2018
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Thank you for taking your time to write a review. It was my pleasure to have you both in my class. I'm very glad that you have enjoyed the gyoza class and I hope you will make them at home too. Again, thank you for choosing to come to my cooking class!
Written October 23, 2018
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ThemeParkReviewTrips
Orlando, FL192 contributions
Friends
My family and a close friend signed up for the Gyoza making class not really knowing anything going into it. Miyuki was so organized and sent out detailed directions for how to get to the location, and then gave us a wonderful cooking class. She even catered to our picky eating and we had so much fun making delicious pan fried and boiled pork gyoza.

My daughter (who wouldn't go near a green vegetable if it had a $50 bill attached to it) ate an entire bowl of green beans due to the amazing dressing we helped make as part of a side dish.

Next time we're back in Tokyo we'll for sure take another class from Miyuki!
Written July 22, 2018
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Thank you for coming to my gyoza class. It was my pleasure having your family and friends in my class. I'm glad that you all enjoyed making gyoza. (My son only eats cabbage if it's in the gyoza too). And I'm very impressed that you've tried making it at home as well. Hope you get to come to my other classes in the future!
Written July 27, 2018
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gladyschin
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
Friends
My friend and I wanted to do something special during this Tokyo trip and we decided to find a workshop to join. We searched online and found some cooking classes and we picked this "simply oishii" class bento with omusubi. Luckily, the instructor was willing to accomodate us with the short notice.

I don't know how to cook at all but i enjoyed the class very much. We started with knowing the traditions and dos & don'ts of bento, and then we follow the steps that instructor showed us and prepared every dish together. I can't believe i can make my own bento and we ate the bentos we made as dinner after class. Making tamago-yaki is definitely fun! We even bought more ingredients from the supermarket and brought back home to make them on our own again! The instructor is very nice and helpful!
Written July 9, 2018
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Thank you for coming to my obento class. I'm glad you enjoyed the class. The recipes are quite simple so I hope you can make it back home too. (Hope you find the banno sauce useful). If you should have any questions regarding Japanese cooking, please don't hesitate to contact me. Happy Cooking!
Written July 27, 2018
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Nicolas W
3 contributions
Couples
I love mochi! We had tried making mochi once at home but it was a huge failure. We discovered this cooking class while already in Tokyo, and luckily Miyuki had both an opening on one of our free days, and a newly designed mochi class! We learned how to make (and eat!) Warabi Mochi (a Kyoto specialty), Daifuku Mochi (with a strawberry hidden inside), Ice Cream Mochi (have to be quick before it melts), and Mitarashi Dango (sweet soy sauce on dango on a stick)! We learned all the necessary techniques to try this at home, including all the interesting ingredients like the different types of rice flour, and how different combinations can achieve different flavors and textures. All around, probably my favorite part of our 2 week trip!!
Written May 28, 2018
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Thank you for coming to my mochi class. It was a great pleasure having you two in class as you were both sooo interested in Japanese sweets! I am so glad that you enjoyed the class and were able to learn from what we've made. If you have any questions when you make them at home, please feel free to ask me. Hope you enjoy making Mochi!
Written May 30, 2018
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