Miso making workshop

Lesson report : Miso making workshop in English and Japanese.

Miso is our soul food for Japanese. It is special to have home made miso.

Let’s make!

Basically, 3 important ingredients, good quality of  soy beans, Koji and salt.

It is much fun to make miso together.

Mix well salt and koji, then with cooked very soft, soy beans.

Throwing miso ball to remove the air is most fun part. Everybody got excited.

After making miso, we did several Miso tasting with Onigiri rice balls and special miso soup.

Be patient till autumn. Miso is required to ferment at least 6 months. Winter is the best timing to make miso, it will start ferment gradually. Then after summer, your miso is ready, Good luck!

Wagashi &Coffee

At Mayuka’s Ikeru special event, Wagashi collaboration with Viva coffee.

I love Viva coffee and always wanted to do this collaboration.
Wagashi goes very well with coffee, not only with Japanese tea.
Coffee is beans, wagashi is also made with red beans, why not?

Specially, people love walnut & fig Yokan.

I had a great time spending with Ikeru members, lovely people.

Wagashi lesson in March

Cherry blossom season is coming soon, in Japan , we enjoy ‘Sakura(= cherry blossom) mochi’ while enjoying the sakura view.

It is a distinctive flavor of  salted Sakura leaves. Anko (Red beans paste) is wrapped with sticky rice mochi (Doumyouji ) and sakura leaves.

If you are interested in making, spring sweets, please contact me. English class is available upon request. min 2 people (max 5).

What to make :

- Sakura mochi

- Spring Nerikiri confection. (Shaping experience)

Green tea Swiss roll

Guests from Mexico. Special request ‘Want to learn how to make Matcha cake’

So, we made Matcha Swiss roll with double cream& white bean paste.
She owns bakery back home in Mexico. Wow, nice to have matcha cake there!

Nerikiri – Japanese confectionery experience.

Very good smile. Thank you for sharing the photo.


I am very impressed that mum took a note in every details. Sometime, Match cake in your bakery, I would love to see,


Mucho gracias !



(Wanted)Homemade Miso making workshop

Homemade Miso workshop

Do you like Miso soup ? If you live in Japan, why not making your own miso, fermenting at home.  Homemade miso is very special.



14 February (Thu) 10am for English class.

You can request private class from 3 people (max 6).


In a class:

We make miso together. Bring home your miso and let it ferment another 6 months. Your miso will be ready in autumn. After the class, we make Miso soup with Pork (Butajiru) and do several miso tasting with Onigiri for light lunch.


Price : 5,000 yen per person


Please contact by E-mail if you are interested in.


After fermentation, it will be……

Brown sugar steam bun


In January class, we made steam bun called ‘Kokutou Manjyu” (or RIkyu manjyu).
Kokuto meams brown sugar, good quality brown sugar from Okinawa.

It is not easy to wrap red bean paste with soft dough out side, but everybody managed to make it.

After steam the bun, we made a mark with a hot iron. It is exciting.

Finally, Tea time!

Kids and Mum scorn making

Scone making class for kids and mum.
It was great to see their happy, exciting faces through out the class.

They enjoyed making Scone and Trifle, english dessert.

Lesson in February

English lesson will be available upon the request.

Trial Lesson :

(Trial lessons are one time only)

【What to make】

2 kinds of Wagashi

- Walnut mochi :

Mochi with walnut, soy sauce flavour

- Nerikiri confectionary : White beans base sweet often served for tea ceremony.

Japanese tea will be served after the session for tasting your sweets!

【Lesson Fee】 JPY5,500

【Duration】 2 hours

Gallette des rois

Homemade gallette des rois. It is getting popular in Japan, too.
Who won the feve?

Happy New Year

New Year dish ‘Ozouni’

‘O Sochi Ryorui’

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