Welcome to this online character bento making experience, an activity that is fun for all ages, and uses easily accessible ingredients.
Via an online video chatting platform, I will teach you my Japanese bento making tips and tricks, guiding you as you design your characters, and put together a colorful and delicious meal.
Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, we’ll shape and decorate cartoon faces. Then, we’ll take photos of our edible masterpieces, to show off to the world.
I will be broadcasting this online cooking class from my home in Japan, so please note that the time listed is in JST (Japan Standard Time). After you book the class, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join. I will also send you a recipe, so please prepare the ingredients in advance.
This online cooking class is a great activity to enjoy at home and anyone with the ingredients can participate. The ingredients used for this workshop are all simple and should be easy to find; you may even have most of them in your kitchen right now!
Learn a new skill during this time, and impress your family and friends with your Instagrammable cartoon bentos!
*It is a NOT a real tour, but an on-line live workshop.
* Follow along with a detailed demonstration from your friendly online instructor and create bento box artwork!
* Use a variety of tools and ingredients to build your cute character design
* Find out about Kyara-ben and bento box lunch culture in Japan
- A 1.5-hour online cute character bento cooking class
- Recipes (will be provided before the class)
What's NOT Included:
- Ingredients for creating your own kyaraben bento box
- Cooking tools
Please prepare the following ingredients for this class:
- 1 cup white rice
- 2 eggs
- 3 small sausages
- Boiled broccoli
- Boiled Potato
- Nori (seaweed paper)
- Green seaweed flakes or parsley flakes
- Slices of cheese
- Long, thin pasta for salad
- Soy sauce, sugar, salt, oil, ketchup, mayonnaise
- Bento box (if you have one)
- Tapioca straws, scissors, tweezers, nori punch (if you have one)
Chef: Noriko, Tominaga
Noriko was inspired to share her culture and cuisine after an incredible experience she had cooking and eating with a local family living in rural New Zealand, where they use a boat regularly to get around. On her return to Japan, she began offering cooking lessons with the sole objective of sharing authentic Japanese food and culture with the world. She specializes not only in traditional cuisine like washoku gozen, seasonal and authentic Japanese dishes but also in showcasing modern trends that Japanese housewives’ use in their everyday cooking.
Date & Time (JST) >> Time Converter
Date - On request
(please send us your request at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Time - Starting 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM (Japan time)
※PLEASE SEND US AN E-MAIL to email@example.com for your preferred date and time.
Total Duration - 90min
5 minutes – Introduction of today’s recipes and preparation
85 minutes – Demonstration and cooking lesson
Minimum Number of Participants : 1
Maximum Number of Participants : -
Basically, cancellation after the booking is made is not allowed.
This tour will be on Zoom. Please make sure you will have internet connection to join.
Link of a Zoom to join the tour will be sent after your payment is completed and tour date is approaching.
Please note that price is per person unless specified. You cannot have more than 2 people in one screen to join the tour.
Please note that we will not provide any technical support in case of losing connection due to participant's internet environment.