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Bento Box Cooking Class provided by Cooking Sun

Bento Box Cooking Class
5
Book in advance
from S$108.19 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks provided for travellers
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
The phrase “bento box” refers to a convenient Japanese meal consisting of multiple dishes in a box, typically eaten for lunch. Get top cooking tips from a Japanese chef that you likely wouldn’t discover otherwise in this bento box cooking class. Learn to make several bento specialties, that may include miso soup, tempura vegetables, and egg rolls. The best part being able to try the delicious creations at the end.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Learn to make a variety of bento box dishes, such as miso soup
Watch a master chef demonstrate key Japanese cooking techniques
Make the dishes at home—copies of recipes are provided
Hassle-free cooking class with ingredients and apron provided
What to expect
Discover the art and science behind one of Japan’s most beloved convenience meals, the bento box, during a 3- to 3.5-hour course allowing the chance to make a bento of your very own. This cooking lesson is a fascinating way to learn the history, preparation and culture behind this delicious Japanese meal. Begin your bento box course in the morning at a cooking studio in Kyoto. Start your session with some background into the origins of this Japanese foodstuff. The history of the bento begins in the 13th century, a time during which the Song Dynasty used the word ‘bento’ as a slang term for anything convenient. Start your cooking experience with a lesson from a Japanese master chef, who will demonstrate the techniques used to prepare many bento box staples. Try your hand at creating several typical bento box specialties, including miso soup, tempura vegetables and egg rolls, a perennial favorite of Japanese schoolchildren nationwide. Depending on when you take your course, the menu may differ, as it’s adjusted every three months to include the best-available seasonal ingredients. At the conclusion of your cooking class, stow your knife and apron and sit down to enjoy the delicious flavors of your handmade bento box creation with other course participants. When you finish your bento lunch, you’ll also be given copies of the session recipes so you can recreate them for friends and family back home. Click on "View Additional Info" for cooking studio location.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6755KYOBENTO
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • All ingredients for cooking • English-speaking cooking instructor • Apron
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
Cooking Sun, 679 Funayachō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8466, Japan
Inclusions
Lunch • All ingredients for cooking • English-speaking cooking instructor • Apron
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Cooking Sun, 679 Funayachō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8466, Japan
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A maximum of 8 people per booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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Felicity A
Newcastle, Australia22 contributions
Fantastic way to end our stay in Kyoto
I have never been to a cooking class whilst travelling, however after attending this class I will be trying to find them the next time I am on holidays.
The hosts were friendly and spoke English very well. They demonstrated each dish in the bento box before we made them, ensuring that we succeeded along the way! They also offered to take pictures with our phones of us cooking.
At the end of the class we were able to enjoy our freshly made bento boxes for lunch! We also received a card with the recipes so now we can try them when we get home!
I would highly recommend this if you enjoy Japanese cuisine and are interested in how it is made. Good for individuals or groups
Written 22 February 2020
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Roving774547
5 contributions
Looking for a cooking class? Look no further!
This was so good!! Tasted amazing and we learnt so much about Japanese cooking. We were 8 people age 18-64 and everybody enjoyed it so much! One vegetarian and that was no problem either. The ladies who held the class were so kind and great teachers!
Written 14 January 2020
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alvanronwyn
Townsville, Australia12 contributions
Must Do Cooking Class
Nov 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our morning. Easy to follow recipes and tips and a great sense of achievement making a bento box. Cant wait to try making a bento box at home.
Written 21 November 2019
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sim
3 contributions
Amazing experience
Oct 2019 • Couples
The class was amazing and very fun. We really learned A lot about the Japanese kitchen and ingredients. The teachers were so nice and explained everything. Thank you!
Written 15 November 2019
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SJCtravellor
Sydney3 contributions
A meaningful, satisfying holiday activity
Oct 2019
Great set up, including take home instruction sheet. It was so much better than schlepping around the touristy sites. We made our lunch! Hosts were kind and helpful if a little shy during lunch, when they cleaned up and chatted together with their backs to us. Great knowledge and happy to answer any questions we had. Thank you for a fun morning.
Written 15 November 2019
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kdn2015
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions
Wonderful class and great instructors
Oct 2019
We came to this class to learn to cook tamagoyaki and we learned so much more. The instructors gave many useful tips and advice on all the dishes. A great experience.
Written 5 November 2019
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Nicola E
Watford, UK9 contributions
A fun morning preparing a delicious lunch
Oct 2019 • Friends
I had never done any Japanese cooking so it was all new to me. Loved making the egg roll and sushi.The spinach and sesame was especially yummy.
I really enjoyed my morning.
Oishii desu.
Apologies to the knowledgeable for the chopsticks placement..they should be in front!
Written 24 October 2019
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Leanne S
Denver, CO36 contributions
Great Bento Box class
Oct 2019 • Couples
We cooked so many dishes for the Bento Box and learned new techniques including how to make sushi. The kitchen was very professionally set up - all couples had a a cooking station with everything we needed to cook. There was a team of 3 working in the kitchen so plenty of support
Very well organised. Thankyou I highly recommend this class!
Written 18 October 2019
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jennyph2018
Da Nang, Vietnam3 contributions
Lovely, knowledgeable hosts, pleasant venue, great food!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our Bento Box cooking class. The recipes and our hosts were easy to follow and charming. Lively conversations with fellow class members and delicious lunch capped it off.
Written 8 October 2019
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110Anna
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
Bento Box
Sep 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our bento box class, the recipes were easy to follow and the teachers were very patient and their instructions were clear. The results were delicious. Best bento box I’ve ever tasted! I can’t wait to try the recipes at home 😊
Written 7 October 2019
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DaveW402
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A great class!
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NERREDA H
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My 11 year old daughter and myself joined this cooking class- it was wonderful. Learnt a lot about Japanese ingred
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Great intro to Japanese cuisine
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Very fun and learned a lot
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Such a fun experience!
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Worth every penny. wanted to give 4 1/2 stars
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Amazing experience and amazing teacher. Really enjoyable and easy to learn. Very recommendable. Thank you Koko!
Kayla_Hu
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Great experience
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Great cookery school
We spent a fantastic afternoon at the cookery school making 6 dishes. All ingredients and instructions were provide
Ingapatt
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Great Japanese cooking class
We loved learning about the traditional cooking style and recipes to take home. Instructors were great and super f
AmberSH
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Excellent introduction to Japanese food!
I highly recommend this class as a way to make your trip memorable. After cooking all the delicious dishes in class
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