Omurice online cooking class

Omurice Online Cooking Class

Maction Planet is proud to announce a new Online Interactive Omurice Cooking Class and Talk Show on 18 April 2021 featuring Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, and Nahoko from At Home with Nahoko Cooking Classes.

On 18 April 2021 (JST), Mac and Nahoko will hold a very special online OmurRice cooking class. Together, they will teach you how to make Omu Rice using ingredients you can easily obtain wherever you live.

What is Omurice?

When Japan opened its borders and ports from 1854 onwards, western cooking started to influence Japanese tastes, inspiring chefs here to create a sub-genre of cooking called yōshoku (‘Western food’).

Omurice falls into this category. The name is a gairaigo, Japanese borrowed from another language, a corruption of ‘omelette rice.’ The exact origins of omurice are unclear, but one claim to its creation comes from Rengatei, a yōshoku restaurant in Tokyo. The dish was created in 1900, intended to be easily eaten with one hand while working in a kitchen.

Many other restaurants have claimed to have invested omurice, for example, Hokkyokusei in Osaka.

Today, omurice is a fixture on the menus of many Western-style cafes and restaurant. Some even specialize in it! It has also become a staple of the maid cafe scene in Akihabara, Tokyo, with maid drawing cute pictures in ketchup on your omurice!

Sign me up!

Two sessions will be held: 08:00 JST and at 18:00 JST to cater to your time zone.

08:00 JST:

  • New York/Toronto: 19:00 (17 April)
  • Los Angeles: 16:00 (17 April)
  • Sydney: 09:00

18:00 JST:

  • London: 10:00
  • Paris/Berlin: 11:00
  • Hong Kong/Singapore: 17:00
  • Sydney: 19:00

The class will last around 2 hours and is limited to 20 groups per session.

Readers of this blog and followers of Maction Planet social media can book direct for ¥4490 per group. Email us at info@mactionplanet.com to sign up. 

After booking, we’ll send you details of the ingredients and utensils you’ll need for the class.

Entertaining and Educational

Nahoko started Japanese cooking classes for foreign travellers to Tokyo three years ago, and since then has taught over 250 students from all over the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she has switched to hosting online classes via Zoom which have proven to be extremely popular.

Mac will talk about Japanese food culture and share many stories about life in Japan, bringing his expertise on Japanese culture, history, food and drink, baseball, sumo, music… As Nahoko says, “Even I am constantly learning from him and I am from Japan!”

This is an interactive class, different from anything on Instagram Live or YouTube. You will be able to converse with Mac and Nahoko during the class. You can ask us questions about Japan and your cooking during the class. All of the participants can show each other their Gyoza. We will all be saying ‘itadakimasu‘ and eating our bentos at the same time.

The prior classes have proven extremely popular. Here is a Tripadvisor review from Dudley in Ohio, US who has joined all our cooking classes since inception!:

Online Japanese Food Cooking Class review

Fun and delicious! You can feel like you are in Tokyo. Don’t miss it!

Email info@mactionplanet.com to take part in this special online Gyoza cooking class.

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