Welcome to “YUCa’s Japanese Cooking”, a cooking class in TOKYO.
Chef and Recipe creator YUCa will guide you through the art of Easy, Simple and Delicious Japanese food to you! Honored as the BEST Cooking class in Japan by international travelers 2018 & 2019 by TripAdvisor!
Eggplant is a vegetable that can be liked or disliked if not cooked well. Nasunin, the pigment in the skin, is a type of polyphenol that has antioxidant properties and helps prevent lifestyle-related diseases. To freeze, fry well and place in a freezer bag. It can be stored in the freezer for about 1 month. When you use them, we recommend using them straight into miso soup or stir-fry!
Eggplant is a vegetable that can be liked or disliked if not cooked well. Nasunin, the pigment in the skin, is a type of polyphenol that has antioxidant properties and helps prevent lifestyle-related diseases. It absorbs oil well, so it is effective to soak it in salt water or sprinkle salt on the cut end after cutting.
Some of you might knew from YJC’s IG story but I visited NYC and filmed for TV program in mid October. And the filming in New York will be broadcasted in Japan soon! If you live in the Kansai area, please watch the program and tell me how you liked it.
Date and time: November 4 (Fri.) 25:34~26:34 TV Channel: 6 (ABC TV) Name of the show : “Discover JAPAN in your Fridge” * This program will be aired in Japanese but I might be speaking English there. I hope they have added subtitles during the show. 😉
Special THANKS to talented chef Mr.Yoshi & Fun and amazing crews from ABC TV!
In this recipe video, I will introduce how to make Chestnut Rice called “Kuri Gohan”. Kuri Gohan is an indispensable taste on Japanese tables in autumn. My family and I look forward to eating delicious chestnut rice made at home, as it is only available at this time of the year. It is hard work to peel the chestnuts, but I feel that the taste is exceptional because of the hard work. Our family style is to mix normal Japanese rice with glutinous rice called “Mochi-gome” and enjoy the slightly sticky texture.
YJC’s shop curtain called “Noren” and signboard, under my husband’s direction, are now complete!
The Noren is hung in front of the cooking class and removed when the class is over. In the past, customers often got lost in the neighborhood, but thanks to this Noren, they don’t get lost at all. The signboard is displayed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so it has become a bit more noticeable in the neighborhood. LOL. We are very happy that more and more people are complimenting us on the YJC logo. Please come and see the new YJC’s entrance!
I recently had the opportunity to work on a TV program and went to New York for the filming.
Since I started teaching cooking classes, it has been one of my dreams to visit homes overseas to teach cooking, so when I was offered the opportunity, I wondered if it would really happen, but as the day of my trip to the United States approached, I gradually realized that this is a reality.
Three of my friends and I took a cooking class from YUCa-san over Zoom. It was a lot of fun and the dishes were really delicious! I was surprised by how quickly we could make so many dishes. I have already made several of the dishes again for my family. I learned a lot even though I am experienced in making Japanese home-style recipes. Thank you, YUCa-san!