Reviews

A guest who is serving vegetable Tempura

“My friend and I had an amazing cooking the vegan shojin ryori dishes with Yoko.The food was so good, that my friend and I recreated one of the dishes that night for dinner. Yoko was kind enough to share her homemade umeboshi, shoyu-mugikoji with us which were ridiculously tasty and definitely took the meal to the next level. Some of the veggies were harvested straight from her garden as well. Highly recommend. Thank you so much Yoko!!" 

Mei, United States of America

Shojin ryori (Onsite)

Online Shojin ryori cooking class

“The cooking class per zoom with Yoko was great. She send me the grocery list, list of tools needed as well as the recipes beforehand so I cold prepare well. At the actual session her instructions were very clear and some things she demonstrated and I cooked them after her and got her feedback and could ask questions. Yoko was very patient and friendly. The food was delicious and I felt confident cooking the recipes a few days later on my own. Do try her class!”

Sylvia, United States of America

Shojin ryori (Online)

“Yoko is an amazing cook and such a great teacher! Very welcoming host who gave me the most wholesome experience I’ll ever forget. Can’t wait to make all this amazing vegan Japanese food I learned when I get back to Australia! Highly recommend Yoko to anyone. Thank you Yoko and your lovely family for having me. Will come back again next time I’m in Japan”

Ella, Australia

Shojin ryori (Onsite)

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“Yoko was a Brilliant host., she is very friendly, her English was great, a wonderful cook and a lovely family. She explained everything very carefully and gave me detailed print out recipes so I can make it myself at home. The food was delicious! I would highly recommend a cooking class with her!" 

Rachel, United Kingdom

Shojin ryori (Onsite)

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“Yoko is an amazing cook and such a great teacher! Very welcoming host who gave me the most wholesome experience I’ll ever forget. Can’t wait to make all this amazing vegan Japanese food I learned when I get back to Australia! Highly recommend Yoko to anyone. Thank you Yoko and your lovely family for having me. Will come back again next time I’m in Japan”

Ella, Australia

Shojin ryori (Onsite)

A smiling guest who cooked crispy vegetable Tempura

“Yoko was a Brilliant host., she is very friendly, her English was great, a wonderful cook and a lovely family. She explained everything very carefully and gave me detailed print out recipes so I can make it myself at home. The food was delicious! I would highly recommend a cooking class with her!" 

Rachel, United Kingdom

Shojin ryori (Onsite)

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Smiling guests of Deep-fried tofu cooking class

“A wonderful experience from start to finish. Yoko-san and her husband welcomed us into their home warmly. We enjoyed learning about Japanese home cooking and recipes to try ourselves at home. Thank you so much! Arigato" 

Agedashi-dofu (Onsite)

Tynelle, United States of America

A guest who is cooking carrot Tempura

“Not only the cooking, but the whole experience was awesome. Yoko was an great host, she welcomed us in her home and we met her family. We created a awesome meal, learning super interesting techniques and more importantly had a lot of fun. I would recommend the experience to everyone.”

Nicolas, Canada

Shojin ryori (Onsite)

Yoko is very knowledgeable about what she is teaching and is adept at presenting the techniques and ingredients that are showcased. Meals should be made from scratch, is her philosophy and she backs that up by maintaining an elaborate seasonal garden located off site on a plot of land that she has access to. My class included produce from her garden. She also makes her own miso, oshinko, umeboshi etc to be used as ingredients. Yoko is a very technical cook and can answer any question you can throw at her. I am confident that I can reproduce the food again from my class when I get back to my home country because she made sure I learned it by doing it. Yoko speaks fluent English and is a very good communicator, both written and spoken. Her husband and daughter were present and are all a wonderful family. When the class ended and we enjoyed the fruits of our labor, we had a fun time getting to know each other. I give Yoko Takahashi my highest recommendation, the inspiration she will give you can not be found on a YouTube video.

Huei,United States of America

Yoko is an incredible culinary alchemist and human being. Besides being a gracious and thoughtful host, she has the kind of cooking skills that make you wish she would open a restaurant. Thank you for guiding me in the fine art of Shojin ryori- I learned so much, and had an amazing time getting to know the whole family as well.

Tim, Australia

We had such a great experience with Yoko san! We learned so much - not only how to cook a delicious Shojin Ryori style meal, but also details on the traditional preparation of miso and Japanese home cooking in general. We share her enthusiasm for gardening and growing organic vegetables and were very interested in discussing gardening with her. It was also lovely to meet her very kind family, and we felt welcomed as soon as we met them. We would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn about Japanese cooking, regardless of whether they are vegan. Thank you Yoko san!

Shyam, Australia

Whilst visiting Japan, from Australia, last week Yoko welcomed my husband and I into her home to prepare a scrumptious organic vegan Japanese meal. Yoko is great at instructing and with her careful guidance we prepared a delicious meal of Miso, goma dofu, steamed veg with sauce and vegetable tempura. I am confident we can replicate this at home. We then sat down to eat with Yoko, her husband Kosuke and young daughter Mei. A privilege to join a Japanese family at their table. So much more than just a cooking class. Yoko and family, thank you. Kind Regards Shyam and Steve

Shojin ryori (Online)

Thomas, United States of America

We had a great time with Yoko. On the simple steps we did everything in sync. On the more complex steps we first watched then copied. Whenever we had questions she answered them. Everything came out great and tasted amazing.

Tempura (Online)

Simon, United KIngdom

We had such a fun time making tempura - Yoko is a great teacher and explained everything so clearly. Lunch was so delicious and we ended up making the same again the next day! Highly recommended.!

Robert, United States of America 

Shojin ryori (Onsite)