November is when kimchee is prepared, so we are once again gearing up for a class on this spicy fermented cabbage from Japan’s western neighbor. This year, though, we’re adding a twist. Kimchee is now a popular food throughout the world and though many may think of it as a purely vegetable dish, it’s not. Kimchee packs a lot of umami, the key to its good flavor, because it’s generally made with seafood, such as shrimp or oysters. But you can still make delicious kimchee even without these ingredients. So if you like kimchee, but don’t eat animal products, join our class to learn how to make it yourself. Chef Tateno will also prepare a light meal to show how to use kimchee as an ingredient.

Time: November 23, 2019 (Sat.) 12:00~15:30
Cost: 4,500 yen (Material and facility usage fee)
What to bring: Apron and something to write with
Deadline: November 21, 2019 (Thu.) 11:00 AM

Location: Yanaka (Taito-ku) at a location convenient to both the Chiyoda Subway Line (6 minutes from Sendagi Station) and the JR Yamanote Line (8 minutes from Nippori Station).
Details will be provided to those who register for the class.

Cancellation Policy:
By the way, if you make a reservation, but later find that you cannot attend, please let us know as early as possible.
#Please note that payment of the participation fee will still be expected for a cancellation after the deadline and in the case of a simple failure to attend after making a reservation. Bank transfer details will be provided. A person who reserves a class spot, but then fails to attend, without notifying Kitchen Nippon, may be blocked from further participation. We have decided to implement this rule because we purchase materials for each class and late cancellations and no-shows result in wastage and make it difficult to hold the class fee down.

This class will be taught by Chef Machiko Tateno.


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