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    Learn the secrets to Japanese health and longevity in this hands-on and fun workshop - Japanese Superfoods as Medicine, so you can make your favourite dishes at home.

    Follow detailed demonstrations by celebrated chef Yoshiko Takeuchi, who has had over twenty years of experience and has frequented some of Sydney's top kitchens, authored two cookbooks and worked on shows like The Biggest Loser.

    This class is MSG-free and we will use only traditional, high-quality Japanese ingredients to make our food yummy and healthy. You will follow traditional methods replicable at home, including essential Japanese seasonings, cooking techniques and a variety of yummy recipes.

    The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. Japanese superfoods have bountiful healing opportunities. Start a healthier and happier life for yourself and your loved ones in this health-focused cooking class.

    Did you know:

    • Japanese superfoods were used as medicine in ancient times
    • Some Japanese superfoods are still sold as medicine in chemists today!
    • Shiitake is used as a cancer fighter, an immune booster, and powerful cholesterol-lowering food
    • Using Japanese superfoods in your meal can help to ward off diseases so you can live a longer, healthier and happier life!

    This class is perfect for you if you want to:

    • Know how to heal your body naturally
    • Boost your immune system
    • Have a healthy heart (lower cholesterol level and blood pressure)
    • Have a strong gut
    • Detoxify and cleanse your body (and mind)
    • Increase energy level and Improve overall health

    Some examples from our Japanese Superfoods as Medicine class menu:

    • Make super easy tasty flu medicine - Kuzu apple in two ways using juice or actual apple
    • Umeboshi concoction to heal your flu, ingestion and stomach upset
    • Super detox and healing soup made with Japanese dashi, daikon, kuzu, shiitake and ginger

    * Cauliflower and shiitake fried rice in two ways - one cooked in a wok and another in the oven.

    • Amazake pudding with raw kiwi sauce - super nutritious and healing sweets that you can have when you are sick or improve your gut health

    All classes are served with Matcha green tea.

    Please note:

    • Also, all of Yoshiko's classes (except the "Japanese Cooking Class (Advanced)") are suitable for vegans.
    • Reservations may be transferred to another available class if more than 30 days’ notice is given.
    • If you cannot make it to your reserved class, you are welcome to send someone in your place.
    • Cancellations are not refundable.
    • Booking is essential and is subject to availability.


    • Taught by Chef Yoshiko Takeuchi, 20 years of experience in teaching, author of "Cooking with Soy", " Cooking with Japanese super foods" and renowned for cooking in some of Sydney’s top kitchens and work on The Biggest Loser
    • Learn through detailed demonstration from the teacher PLUS hands-on practice
    • No washing required, unlike most cooking classes - all you do is learn, cook, eat and have fun!
    • Enjoy freshly made healthy Japanese food that are easy to replicate at home!
    • Learn and try Japanese superfoods - the secrets of Japanese health, longevity and immune boosting that you don’t know much about!
    • It is plant-based (Cholesterol free)
    • Once you learn the basics of Japanese cooking, it’s easy to add other ingredients you love!
    • Take home recipes to impress your friends and family at home!
    • Let’s heal ourselves while we eat! Join us in maintaining optimal health with Japanese superfoods and macrobiotic eating!


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