What we will do
Takoyaki is a ball-shaped snack that is the most beloved street food in all the festivals in Japan. I'll teach you how to make the inside soft, and the outside nicely crunchy. Once you learn how to make authentic takoyaki, you can serve these bite-size pieces of heaven at parties to make your family or friends smile. We'll also try making them not only with octopus, but also with kimchi and cheese. Takoyaki goes well with many different ingredients, so you can be creative and explore making your own takoyaki at home.
Let's have Japanese style Takoyaki Party while drinking beer and SAKE! !
Hello! I’m YUMI!
I’ve lived in Asakusa for 17 years and a mother of two teenagers
When I was a university student, I visited various countries as a backpacker. The scenes I saw there, delicious foods and, above all, the people who warmly welcome me… These experiences and encounters are my roots and treasures.
In the summer of 2017, I went to Taiwan as a backpacker for the first time in 23 years. I was looking forward to going to the nice restaurant I had visited before and seeing the owner of the bar who I had played with…. As the town has developed, I found that the town no longer has any vestige of the old days. But I was warmly welcomed by the town.
This trip triggered me to start this activity, for I have a sense of discomfort with the fact that I can’t reproduce any cuisine even though I traveled around the world and ate delicious foods there many times. For people who love Japan and come to Japan repeatedly, I would like to make a place that they can come back to! The place where accept them with “Welcome back!” no matter how many years pass by! Furthermore, I would like to make an opportunity that people can taste “Japan” when they are back home.
I offer travelers in ASAKUSA this activity as an event and a place to return, and to have a special local experience and communication. As long as I have breath, I remain in ASAKUSA. No matter how old I get, I’ll welcome you with “Welcome back!”
Where we will meet
We'll be cooking in my kitchen studio in Asakusa. It takes only 7 minutes to get here by foot from Iriya station (Hibiya Line/Metro) and 13 minutes from Uguisudani station (Yamanote Line/JR). Our place is quite easy to find but if you happen to get lost, please feel free to message me.
What I will provide
◎ Food : TAKOYAKI (All ingredients for the dishes)
◎ Drinks : 1 drink free
beer/SAKE/tea and so on.
next Sake and beer are available at an additional price.
What to bring
Let me know in advance if you have any dietary requests.