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Let's try Japanese and World Cooking!
International Cooking classes are planned and conducted by Japanese and foreign volunteers.
They choose what to make, arrange the lecturers, print recipes, get ready the ingredients, and conduct classes.
Each time there are about 30 participants including volunteers and a lecturer.
We provide English recipes and arrange a different menu for vegetarians.
In class, Japanese and foreign participants prepare and cook the dishes together and eat what they make in class.
Members can not only taste authentic cooking but also experience the culture of that country and moreover the friendship and cultural exchange among participants in the class.
Recipes in English and in Japanese are available.

* As an instructor in the International Cooking Class:
I really enjoy cooking with the class participants talking and eating together. Through cooking I can introduce them to my culture . I get to expand my circle of friends . Some of the participants become friends and then teach me about their national food and how to make it.

¡ú¡ú Japanese Cooking Class ¡ú¡ú
Join and Enjoy a Japanese Cooking Class!
Time¡§March 17 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
Place¡§Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan (2¡Ý14¡Ý23, Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku)
(7 min. walk from Jiyugaoka Station on Tokyu Toyoko Line)

¡û Diamond Shaped Pressed Sushi
¡û Rolled pork with canola flower inside
¡û Clear Soup with Turnip and Thin Fried Tofu
Fee¡§MIFA member: 700yen / Visitor: 1,000yen
Limited Enrollment¡§
Non-Japanese: 15 (FCFS)
Japanese: 10 (FCFS)
Apply¡§Inform MIFA via email of your name, nationality, address, and phone number.
Note: If you have any special dietary requirement, please let us know in advance.

2017 SOBA making [report]
"Enjoyed watching the demonstration and trying to cut the noodles."
"It was very pleasant. English translation was quite good. Food was great."
Date: Nov. 19 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
Place: Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan (2¡Ý14¡Ý23, Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku)
¡öIntroducing ¡ÈSOBA¡É as Japanese culture
¡öDemonstrate how to make SOBA
¡öExperience some process of preparing SOBA
¡öEat SOBA together with all the participants
Interpretation: available in English
Participants¡§18 in total¡§18 France 3 / Germany, China 2 / UK, Nigeria, Russia, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, NZ, Brazil 1
as well as a Japanese instructor and 4 Japanese cooking volunteers

Uzbek Cooking Class [report]
FULL¡ú "Every dish was delicious. Making noodle was very interesting." - from a survey
Time¡§Sep. 30 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
Place¡§Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan (2¡Ý14¡Ý23, Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku)
*please click the photo to see a recipe.
¡ûLagman (Noodles with beef and vegetable soup)
¡ûUrama Baklajan (Rolled Eggplant)
¡ûHalva (Oriental sweets)
Attendees¡§23 in total (Japan*21 Bolivia*1 France*1) 1 Uzbek Cooking instructor, 5 Japanese volunteers

Japanese Cooking Class[report]
FULL¡ú "The instructors were really friendly and knowledgeable. It was fun and the food was excellent." - from a survey
Time¡§May 27 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
Place¡§Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan (2¡Ý14¡Ý23, Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku)
*please click the photo to see a recipe.
¡ûMixed Sushi Rice
¡ûShabu-shabu Salad
¡ûShiitake Mushrooms Topped with Ground Fish
¡ûClear Japanese Soup with Seasonal Ingredients
Attendees¡§30 in total non-Japanese: 22 (China*3 USA*2 Russia*2 Philippines*2 UK, Spain, France, Turkey, Korea, Indonesia, Nepal, AUS, Brazil, Argentina*1 each) Japanese:15¡Êincluding 7 volunteers¡Ë.

Japanese Cooking Class [report]
Thanks to six volunteers, participants cooked very healthy and delicious Japanese dishes.
Time¡§February 18 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
Place¡§Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan (2¡Ý14¡Ý23, Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku)
*please click the photo to see a recipe.
¡ûChicken Fried with 3 coatings
¡ûQuickly pickled seasonal vegetables
¡ûBoiled tofu Topped with mushrooms
¡ûRice Cooked with dried young sardines
Attendees¡§19 in total non-Japanese: 15 Korea*3 Kazakhstan*2 Australia*2 Indonesia*2 Canada*1 Bahamas*1 France*1 Netherlands*1 Thailand*1 Phillipines*1 Japanese*10¡Êincluding 6 volunteers¡Ë.

¡Ú2016 SOBA making [report]
"Very interesting to see the whole process and eat it afterwords." - from a survey
Non-Japanese participants who love soba enjoyed eating that they made by temselves.
Date: Nov. 19 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
Place: Cooking Room, Kamimeguro Juku Center (2-6-6, Yutenji, Meguro-ku)
Contents: ¡öIntroducing ¡ÈSOBA¡É as Japanese culture, ¡öDemonstrate how to make SOBA, ¡öExperience preparing SOBA, ¡öEat SOBA together with all the participants
Interpretation: available in English
Participants¡§19 in total ¡¦non-Japanese¡§18 Netherlands¡Ê3) Australia¡Ê3¡ËNorway¡Ê2¡ËUK¡Ê2¡ËKorea¡Ê2¡ËSwiss, Bulgaria, Canada, The Bahamas, Italy, India¡Ê1¡Ë¡¦Japanese (1) as well as 2 Japanese cooking instructors

Peruvian Cooking Class [report]
Time¡§Sept.17 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
Place¡§Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan (2-14-23, Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku)
1. Chicha morada (Purple corn juice)
2. Caldo de Gallina¡ÊPeruvian chicken soup)
3. Papa a la Huancaina¡ÊBoiled potatoes with cheese sauce)
4. Adobo de Chancho ( Peruvian Pork stew)
Fee¡§MIFA member: 700yen / Visitor: 1,000yen

Japanese Cooking Class
Time¡§May.28 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
¢¨Participants made four different delicious Japanese dishes.
¢¨Special thanks go to volunteers who kindly planned, made recipes,
bought ingredients, and showed attendees how to cook.
Place¡§Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan (2-14-23, Midorigaoka, Meguroku)
¡ûSeasonal Vegetables with Sesame Sauce
¡ûSauteed Ground Chicken-Tofu Ball with Teriyaki Sauce
¡ûMixed Sushi Rice with Sea Bream
¡ûEgg drop Soup with Japanese Ginger
Attendees¡§21 in total
non-Japanese: 12
Canada*1 China*1 Finland*1 Taiwan*1 Switzerland*1 Thailand*1 Vietnam*4 UK*2
Japanese*9¡Êincluding 6 volunteers¡Ë

Time¡§Feb.20 (Sat.) 10:00-13:00
¡úUnder instructions from six volunteers, participants managed to make four different Japanese dishes, which were delicious to their heart content.
Place¡§Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan
¡ûFried Lotus Root with Shrimp Top
¡ûGinger Rice
¡ûBroiled Chicken with Miso
¡ûTofu Sauce for Salad
Participants: 18 non-Japanese
China*£±¡¡France*2¡¡India*£±¡¡Indonesia*1¡¡Korea*4 Singapore*1¡¡Thailand*£±Taiwan*£±¡¡UK*£±¡¡USA*4¡¡Vietnam*1

2015 SOBA making [report]
Non-Japanese participants learned how to make soba (buckwheat noodle) and joined cooking processes.
They raised a lot of questions about soba making and ingredients.
Thanks go to Japanese volunteers who kindly helped organize this session.
Date: Nov. 21 (Sat.) 9:30-13:00
Place: Cooking Room, 8F, Kumin Center, Community Education Center (2-4-36, Meguro)
Contents: ¡öIntroducing ¡ÈSOBA¡É as Japanese culture, ¡öDemonstrate how to make SOBA, ¡öExperience preparing SOBA, ¡öEat SOBA together with all the participants
Interpretation: available in English
Participants¡§17 in total ¡¦non-Japanese¡§9 China¡Ê2¡ËFrance¡Ê2¡ËNepal¡Ê1¡ËPoland¡Ê1¡ËTaiwan¡Ê1¡ËUK¡Ê1¡ËUSA¡Ê1¡Ë¡¦Japanese¡§8

2014 SOBA making  

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Japanese Cooking Class (March 13 2014) Recipe Recipe
Japanese Cooking Class (May 26 2014) Recipe Recipe

Introducing Polish Culture (Sept 21, 2013) Recipe

Indonesian Cooking Class (May 23, 2013)

Indian Cooking Class (Feb. 21, 2013) Recipe

2012 Japanese Cooking Class (Nov 22, 2012) Recipe

Guatemalan Cooking Class (May 17, 2012)Recipe

Japanese Cooking Class (Feb 23, 2012) Recipe

2011 British Cooking Class (Oct 20, 2011)Recipe

Japanese Cooking Class (Dec 10, 2011)


2010 Thai Cooking Class (May 20, 2010)Recipe
Taiwanese Cooking Class¡¡(Sep.17. 2010)Recipe
Japanese Cooking Class¡¡(Nov.25. 2010)Recipe
Japanese Cooking Class¡¡(Feb.24. 2011)

2009 Japanese Cooking for Foreign Residents
(March.12 2009)
Recipe & Report
Persian Cooking (May.14 2009) Recipe & Report
Indian Cooking class (Sep.24) Recipe & Report
Japanese Cooking class for Foreign Residents (Nov. 26th)
Japanese New Year Feast¡¡¡ÈOsechi¡É
Recipe & Report

2008 Japanese Cooking for Foreign Residents
(February.21 2008)
Pakistan Homemade Food (May.15 2008)
Argentina Cooking (September.25 2008)
Japanese Cooking (November.18 2008)

2007 Thai Cooking (February.15 2007)
Mexican Cooking (May.17 2007)
Japanese Cooking (September.13 2007)
Filipino Cooking (November.22 2007)

2006 Japanese Cooking (October.19 2006)
Italian Cooking (June.16 2006)
Uzbekistan Cooking (March 9, 2006)
Japanese Cooking (Jan.19 2006)

2005 Taiwanese Cooking(Oct.18,2005)
Korean Cooking (June 14, 2005)
French Cooking (2005 3 15)

2004 Kenyan Cooking (2004 12 14)
Sri Lankan Cooking (2004.9.16¡Ë
Thai Cooking (2004.5.13¡Ë
Chinese Cooking (2004.2.19)

2003 Indonesia Cooking 2(2003.9.25)
Indian Cooking(2003.6.12)
Indonesia Cooking (2003.3.5)

2002 Vietnam Cooking (2002.12.4)
Nepali Cooking (2002.9.18)
Korean Cooking 2¡Ê2002.6.1¡Ë
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