Shikisai Private Cooking Classes

Mirin and Soy sauce-

This is the class we recommend to start Japanese cooking.

Packed full of information and fabulous food. You will learn how to use Mirin and Soy sauce through making many dishes together. We will make sure you understand how to use Mirin and soy sauce in the class, then you don't need to see a recipe for Japanese dishes anymore! You can create many your own Japanese dishes by yourself at home.

  • Japanese Rice
  • Teriyaki chicken
  • Nikujaga
  • Japanese style Vegetable gravy
  • Udon & Soba noodle
  • Agedashi tofu or egg plant.

Deep Frying Skill (Requires Intermediate knife skills) - In this class you will learn Japanese methods of battering, crumbing, & deep frying for that delicious, lightly fried flavour associated with kara-age, tempura & katsu. You will learn to cook:

  • Kara-age (marinated fried chicken). This is one of the most popular Japanese dishes for both adults and children
  • Tempura (battered seafood or vegetables with dipping sauce)
  • Katsu (crumbed, deep fried meat or seafood)

Popular Three Dishes -

This class focuses on learning how to prepare Gyoza, Donburi (Katsu don / Oyako don) and Karaage.

  • Katsu-don is fried pork cooked in sweet soy soup and poached eggs, served on top of rice. It is one of the most tasty and popular Japanese rice dishes in Australia. We will prepare this dish using pork or chicken.
  • Gyoza is Japanese pork and vegetable dumpling in a thin dough. Its very tasty and so easy to make when you are shown how.
  • Kara-age (marinated fried chicken). This is one of the most popular Japanese dishes for both adults and children. It is very tasty served hot and fresh, but it is also popular served cold in a bento box.

Sushi -

  • Cook teriyaki chicken for use on its own as a dish or in sushi.
  • cook the rice using sushi vinegar and sushi rice.
  • Select different ingredients for sushi rolls*, and learn how to cut and cook these ingredients, including: teriyaki chicken, sweetened egg omelette, cooked tuna, prawn, sushi egg, avocado, cucumber and Japanese pickled radish (ingredients subject to vary).
  • Thick Roll/ Thin Roll
  • Inside out Roll
  • Make homestyle sushi handrolls.

We will discuss what you like to learn before the class and we will cook as many as we can in the class!

Book upon which of these classes you would like to learn. Or email/give us a call & tell us what class you would like to check or take. We will find a class that suits you.

We will email or call you and discuss about what class you like or what you like to learn after you book.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 hours-3.5hours

What you will learn
  • We will discuss what you like to learn before the class .
  • You will learn so many different dishes in three hours.
  • We will discuss what you like to learn before the class .
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach
  • We will be tasting plenty of food, so you won’t need to eat before your class

What to bring
  • Bring-Your-Own apron and two medium or large containers
  • For Deep Frying Skill Class - Please bring your own pan or pot used at home for deep frying. All pots and pans have different habits when it comes to temperature control, so it’s preferable for you to learn how to use your own equipment
What to wear

Appropriate clothes that suits for the course


Shikisai Cooking

Vendor since 2015

About Shikisai

The word “Shikisai” is translated as “the colour of four seasons.”

Japanese foods are often designed to represent the colours of a season, or even all four seasons. Shikisai also evokes the source and provenance of quality ingredients we should always aim to use in our cooking – seasonal foods give a dish its unique taste and meaning.

Shikisai Cooking was founded to build Perth people’s knowledge and ability to cook Japanese food, and help them to create high quality, healthy family meals. We are a small group of Japanese cuisine teachers and assistants with a shared goal of sending our students home full of confidence and inspired to cook delicious Japanese food, whether it is for a quiet family meal or a large dinner party.

About the teacher 

Principal cooking teacher Kyoko Seta is an accomplished Japanese cook specialising in elegant Osakan-style dishes. Kyoko has lived in Perth since 1998, and runs an acclaimed WA Japanese restaurant.

Kyoko has a lifelong love of bringing fresh, quality ingredients to the table, whether the meal is for her children or for the guests in her restaurant. She remembers digging up tender bamboo shoots and collecting mountain vegetables for her mother’s cooking when she lived in Kawachi village, Osaka, as a child. Kyoko’s mother and grandmother were known as excellent cooks; every meal was homemade, and the large family always enjoyed their meals together. Although they were a time-poor family of many, they still lovingly made their favourite dishes from common, low cost ingredients. These family experiences formed the groundwork for Kyoko’s philosophy of cooking and food.

Being a professional cook as well as a mother to two young children, Kyoko understands the challenges of cooking delicious, healthy food – whether it is for many, or for a small family meal. She brings her traditional cooking style and love for the best ingredients to her unique cooking classes in Perth, Western Australia. She believes food brings happiness, smiles, fun and communication to relationships – and anyone who wishes to cook healthy, quality Japanese cuisine can learn and enjoy new cooking skills that will last for a lifetime.

Kyoko teaches using a simple system to help you prepare classic dishes, or even invent your own varieties of sushi and other loved Japanese foods. 

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms and Conditions

We require full payment upon booking your class. Sorry, but we cannot offer a refund. If you cannot make the class that day, please contact Shikisai as soon as possible to change the date, keep your credit for another class within 6 months, or change your booking to a gift voucher (up to 1 week before the class). If you cancel within 1 week of your class, we cannot credit your payment to a new class, so we recommend you pass your class voucher on to someone who can attend. 

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