Tendon online cooking class with Maction Planet

Tendon Online Cooking Class

Maction Planet is proud to announce a new Online Interactive Tendon Cooking Class and Talk Show on 13 June 2021 featuring Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, and Nahoko from At Home with Nahoko Cooking Classes.

On 13 June 2021 (JST), Mac and Nahoko will hold a very special online Tendon cooking class. Together, they will teach you how to make Tendon using ingredients you can easily obtain wherever you live.

What is Tendon?

Tendon  () is a corruption of two words – Tempura, and Donburi.

The Origin of Tempura in Japan goes back to the mid-16th century. The concept of batter frying was brought by Portuguese traders. In fact, the word Tempura comes from the Latin word “Tempora”, which refers to ‘The Ember Days’ (quattuor anni tempora), when Catholics refrain from eating meat. Tempura was the favourite dish of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogun and instigator of the Edo period.

Donburi (丼), literally meaning ‘a bowl’, is a dish consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice. You may have heard of gyudon, the beef bowl made famous internationally by fast food chain Yoshinoya!

It was in the 19th century, that some street stalls put Tempura on rice, poured over with Tempura sauce. So, Tendon was born!

In this class, you will learn some pro-techniques to take your culinary skills to the next level!  

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 (12 June)
  • Los Angeles: 16:00 (12 June)
  • 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 2.5 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 Tendon. 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! Feel like you are in Tokyo. Don’t miss it!

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

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