Green Tea Class at 1899 in Ochanomizu

Green Tea Restaurant 1899 Ochanomizu is a restaurant/cafe which specialises in green tea and has a green tea theme. Periodically they hold classes on green tea and they invite instructors to give us fun lectures on the history, nutrition, science, producers, agriculture and different methods of making tea as well as a tea tasting experience.  We…

Raw Food Dessert Class

I learned how to make a strawberry dessert without using any milk, eggs, sugar or flour.  I used only fresh, raw ingredients like fresh fruits, raw cashew nuts, dried dates, coconut oil and maple syrup. I met the instructor at one of the vegetable events I attended at Love Story Kitchen Studio.  The name of the class is…

Vegetable Dinner Event March 2015

I have just returned from the monthly event of this vegetable dinner event held by Love Story Kitchen Studio in Shinjuku. As always, we got a recipe, learned how to cook, tasted delicious vegetarian food and networked with other vegetarian foodies. The cost is 7500 yen including wine and smoothies. At the end of the evening, I…

Sugar Wagashi Making Class

I normally purchase little, seasonable wagashi for green tea at a department store. These small pieces of sweets are made from sugar and soybean powder. They are pretty pricey despite their small size. I happened to have an opportunity to learn how to make wagashi by the well known mild maker who was visiting Tokyo. At the end…

Natural Food Cooking Class and a Lecture on Brown Rice

There is a natural food restaurant called Tamana Shokudo in Omotesando. They serve delicious meals for lunch and dinner. They also facilitate various cooking classes in the evenings and on the weekends at their kitchen studio behind the restaurant. My friend took the one that you take for many months to learn about organic food, take field trips…

Monthly Vegetarian Night in Sasazuka

Sasazuka is a small town in Shibuya-ku. You take the Toei Shinjyuku Line and it is only a few stops from Shinjuku. In Sasazuka, you can find the publisher’s office of Veggy magazine. Vegetarians in Japan subscribe to this magazine which features a vegetarian lifestyle. Each month, they hold what they call “Vegetable Izakaya”, a drinking evening with…

Green Study Group of Higashiya in Ginza

One of the green tea study classes I like is in Higashiya, which one of the green tea cafes in Ginza offers periodically. I like it because it comes with a delicious and healthy dinner after the class. I also enjoy the tranquility of the cafe and the souvenir shop is like a museum shop. Today, we…