When I found myself sitting in one of the classes the Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center offers, I cannot be more thrilled. Â It was a cherry on top that it was Chef Seiji Kamura of Mogu Japanese Restaurant who is doing the cooking demonstration himself. I have always loved Japanese food. But never got past sushi. Â It is the only thing I know how to prepare and serve at home.
I was over the top as Chef Seiji Kamura shifted from one dish to another. The dishes he prepared may just be your usual Japanese recipes all right. But Chef Seiji Kamura sureÂ whipped up 6 of the best tasting, albeit usual Japanese food I have tasted:
1. 4 Mushroom Kamameshi
2. Japanese Mixed Seafood Curry
3. Yosenabe w/ Udon Hotpot Ponsu Sauce
4. Shoyu Ramen
5. Beef Yakiniku
6. Green Tea Jelly w/ Japanese Red Beans
Trade secret? Not exactly. These are just some of the ingredients Chef Seiji used as he went about the Japanese cooking demonstration. Chef has mentioned this particular Japanese store in Chinatown, Binondo where we can buy all the ingredients we need. He also mentionedÂ Cartimar a lot. He said that contrary to popular belief that Kikkoman is the best Japanese soy sauce, it is actually a brand with the name of Yamasa that he likes best. I really made sure I took all these things down. I was pretty set on whipping up my version of the recipes that Chef Seiji effortless cooked.
Japanese Mixed Seafood Curry, Yosenabe w/ Udon Hotpot Ponsu Sauce and 4 Mushroom Kamameshi
I got hold of my very own signed copy of Chef Seiji Kamura’s Secrets of Japanese Cooking.
Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center is not holding classes this coming December. Classes will resume on January. I will keep you guys updated on the schedule. Meanwhile, watch out for holiday recipes from Maya Kitchen that I will share with your through this page. Happy cooking! 🙂
Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center
8th Floor, Liberty Building
835 A. Arnaiz Avenue
Legazpi Village, Makati City
Tel: 892-5011 loc. 108