31 Jan 2020 (Fri) 11:00
150 minutes
£75 per ticket
Sorry, this class is fully booked.

Picnic Bento class

Bento is the soul of Japanese food culture!

In this hands-on class, we'll explore basic and typical Japanese home-style dishes, that are designed to taste amazing when they get cold. Yes we'll make boxed lunch "Bento" that can be taken on picnics. The original recipes use typical Japanese seasoning such as soy sauce, mirin, and dashi. You will learn how to use them and where to purchase them in London.

Japanese cooking is simple and easy, and you will take recipes home with you. So you will be able to recreate some perfect Japanese dishes at home after this experience.

After class, we can enjoy eating this homemade lunch together or you can take it to the park!

This class is for anyone who enjoys cooking, chatting, eating, or developing new friendships. Get ready to have a fantastic time! Come hungry!

/// Basic Menu///

Rice balls, Japanese omelet "Tamagoyaki", Japanese style deep fried chicken"Karaage", two varieties of vegetable dishes.
*Ingredients for bento are subject to change.



Hitomi is from Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県, Hyōgo-ken) in the Kansai region of Honshu island, Japan. She is a certified washoku cooking instructor specialising in teaching Japanese cooking to non Japanese students. Hitomi discovered her love of teaching and sharing Japanese culture and cuisine, through hosting many gatherings when she lived in Hong Kong. She continued to hone and develop her teaching skills in Tokyo, and now London. Join Hitomi for a hands-on true Japanese home cooking with lots of tips and smiles :)

by Jessica Esa
Donburi class
Fun and friendly cooking class!

We loved learning katsudon and side dishes with Hitomi, It was a really intimate and relaxed lesson and it felt like we were learning from an old friend. Hitomi's lesson was well-paced, easy to follow and the food was delicious! It was interesting learning about Japanese culture from her and lots of interesting tips that will make Japanese cooking in general much easier. Thank you for a great lesson, we'll be back!

30 Jan 2020
by Louisia
Simple & Yummy Okazu class
Unforgettable experience in London

I had a great time and came hungry, which was great. It is difficult to know which Japanese products to buy in supermarkets as everything is in Japanese, therefore it was great to learn from Hitomi. I get to make 3 simple yet yummy dishes but difficult to learn by myself.

05 Oct 2019
by Xiaoyu
Simple & Yummy Okazu class
Hitomi is a warm and special person

I would say it’s one of the most unforgettable experience in London. Japanese cuisine is always my favorite foreign cuisine. I have tried a lot of Japanese food both in my country and abroad, but it was my first time to learn to cook it. Hitomi is a very patient teacher and also I learnt many useful cooking tips from her. If there is any new recipes, I’ll def try again! :D

14 Jul 2019
by Chelsea
Picnic Bento class
New Skills

My husband and I had an unforgettable experience with Hitomi! She was so welcoming, charming and engaging. We learned how to make some of the yummiest Japanese food we have both ever had and she gave us loads of tips on what ingredients to get in the UK. We left feeling like we had made a new friend and excited to try out all of our new skills.

23 Jun 2019
It is the perfect experience gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, valentine, graduate, Christmas, Mother's day, or any special occasion! The lucky recipient can choose from our various yummy cooking classes.