The Japanese Bento Box

Duration: 3 hoursType: In-PersonPrice: $140

A perfectly organized Japanese bento box is the lunch-making-tradition of our dreams, and a shokado bento is in a class by itself, showcasing in its many compartments all five traditional methods of Japanese cooking — age-mono, yaki-mono, mushi-mono, ni-mono, and nama-mono. In this class, you’ll learn to craft your own, with a variety of dishes that are pickled, fried, grilled, simmered, and steamed. Join Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz as she teaches you how to make musubi with ume; tofu teriyaki; tiger tamagoyaki (rolled omelette with nori); aburaage pouches filled with simmered chicken and turnips; spinach gomaae; sweet potato and carrot flowers; and vegetable tempura.

Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.

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While our event purchases are nonrefundable, we are generally happy to give a credit for a future event when we can fill your spot. If you need to cancel, we will reach out to the waitlist. If we get any takers, we can then issue you a credit. The chances of finding a replacement are higher with as much advance notice as possible, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.