Japanese food culture, Food event in Tokyo, Japanese unique ingredients and classes
The café is located right next to Tsukiji Honganji Temple, good place for escaping from busy fish market and Ginza in Tokyo.
Whole glass window gets you full view of spacious garden to the beautiful Buddhist architecture.
Typically, the space is filled with moms who just sent their children to school and have spare time for once for a while breakfast with chatting, like I did.
The most fascinating menu is Japanese style morning plate. There are 18 kinds of tiny dishes come with warm congee and miso soup in a tray, this is the traditional Japanese breakfast style which is similar to the meal served in ryokan accommodation. This is one of Japanese food culture to be served big breakfast in restaurants and Japanese accommodations. Some people in my cooking class ask that does Japanese people eat such a big breakfast daily, but I would say our breakfast is vey simple at home, but when we go out, we enjoy big breakfast.
In Typical life style of house hold in Japan, we spend busy time in the weekdays morning. The moms prepare breakfast and lunch box, we call bento box for the family in the morning after wake up, we spend super busy time until family leave home.
I believe the place is also desirable for tourists, because you can try many different Japanese healthy homey taste with nice and calm atmosphere.
The menu is not only for the breakfast. See the sweets varieties! The café opens from 8 am to 9 pm. There are lunch menus and other meal options as well.
I have welcomed two men from UK for sake tasting class in Tokyo.
It was their first time to taste sake and I was very exciting to introduce to their first sake.
I have met many Japan visitors from the world in my cooking class who haven't tasted Japanese sake during their stay. I would highly recommend to taste sake for those people to know how sake is wonderful local drink which is great to drink with food and also drink itself.
As you may enjoy drinking and experiencing French wine with French food in France, Drinking sake in Japan with Japanese food is great way to more understand about Japanese food culture and enjoy Japanese food.
The class is not only learning sake products and those tastes, but also how the food influence on sake taste in your mouth also vice versa.
Today's participants gave their expressions about the taste of sake very well, and expressed how does the sake taste and texture influenced on the taste of food.
This session is kind of experiment. I give some clue to match 4 different kinds and taste of sake and 5 kinds of food samples, but the participants can try any combination what they want to. There is no correct answer. We enjoy to exchange of opinions of the taste and deepen the understanding of sake.
I'm always glad to hear the participants enjoyed the pairings and eventually like Japanese sake and willing to try sake during the stay.
Hope you enjoy sake in rest of your stay in Tokyo and Japan!