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Japanese cooking class - Kara-age Bento

  • 21 Aug 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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  • Registration for all JASWDC events and programs is offered free to Kiku-level ($1,500) Members.

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Skip the sandwiches and make your own Japanese lunchbox in this Kara-age Bento Japanese Cooking Class.  A staple of Japanese cuisine, bento come in all shapes and sizes and can contain many different dishes – from baked salmon konbini (convenience store) bento to luxurious wagyu beef ekiben (train station bento). We have lined up our favorites with crispy kara-age 唐揚げ, wakame (seaweed) salad, and egg & beef soboro rice.

Feel like getting creative?  Why not use your own special bento or lunchbox to display this tasty feast? 

Check the ingredients list before registering.  Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. We will send the recipe card a week before the class.



  • 500g chicken thighs (skin on, boneless)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Sake (or mirin)
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Potato starch

Beef Soboro Rice

  • Ground beef (8oz) or ground chicken
  • 3 eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Snow peas (2oz)
  • Short or medium grain white or brown rice

Wakame salad

  • Cucumber
  • Re-hydrated and softened wakame seaweed (2oz)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt

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