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Melon Bread and Curry Bread Cooking Class




Learn to make two of Japan’s most popular baked goods #co1000135

  • Learn how to make Japanese “melon bread” and “curry bread.”
  • Be taught by an experienced instructor in an “at-home” atmosphere.
  • The first cooking class of its kind in Tokyo!
  • 3.5 hour total

  • English

  • Age Any

  • 2 〜 5


Megumi SATO

Hello, my name is Megumi Sato. My father is a wonderful cook, and from a very young age, I found myself delighted by the taste of the different ingredients he was so skilfully able to combine. My lifelong love and study of cooking (and eating) started with this joy. Cooking and eating good food really does make people happy, but I think a lot of people have got the idea that cooking is difficult, but you know, once you learn a few key tricks, you can even make wonderful desserts and sweets at home. I studied as a dietician at Hattori Nutrition College, and I’ve worked in the confectionery field and as an assistant at a vocational culinary school for many years. For the past 30 years, I’ve also helped the Tokyo YWCA by cooking fresh, traditional meals in the kitchen of the log cabin during their camping trips to Nojiri Lake in Nagano Prefecture. It’s very enjoyable to go out to the local farms, talk with the farmers and gather fresh ingredients for meals. The entire process of food preparation, from sowing the seeds and preparing the ingredients from “first principles” into delicious, natural and nutritious meals, to cooking and serving them in my own handmade dishes is very important to me. So, when I’m not camping with the YWCA, I’m always running one cooking experience or another from my Sangenjaya hideout in Tokyo. In my classes, we never use chemicals or pre-made, store-bought ingredients — everything is prepared from scratch. I want people to come away with a connection to their food, and the deeply joyful realisation that, “Surprise! Cooking is easy and fun!”

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If you aren’t familiar with these classic Japanese bakery best-sellers, you’re in for a treat! “Melon bread” (メロンパン/meron pan) combines a light and fluffy bread filling with a cookie-crust exterior to create a sweet melon-shaped bun. Whereas “curry bread” (カレーパン/kare pan) is a savory favorite consisting of delicious Japanese-style curry wrapped in fluffy dough, covered in breadcrumbs and deep fried. Teaching you how to cook these popular breads will be your friendly host, Megumi Sato. With years of experience as a cooking instructor (just ask to see her book), even beginners will find her lesson easy to follow. As a frequent traveller, Megumi knows it can be difficult to find the ingredients you want in other countries, and has tips on hand to help you recreate the recipes back home. At the end of the lesson you’ll have the chance to tuck into your freshly baked breads and swap stories with your host. (You can take them home, too!) This highly requested cooking class is the first of its kind in Japan and we promise you will want to bake these delicious breads again and again!

  • Meet your host in her homely kitchen.

  • Knead the dough and let it rise.

  • Prepare the curry and cookie dough.

  • Divide, weigh, and shape the dough, then let it rise.

  • Bake and deep-fry the bread.

  • Time to taste-test! You can take them home!



  • Duration


  • Access

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 5

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 1 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Interpreter Insurance Ingredients Lesson


  • Things to bring


  • Meeting Point

  • Additional Info





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    Awesome class

    This class was so awesome. From flour to bread and raw beef to curry filling, you learn everything. The class was pretty organized; we started off prepping the dough to proof for both the curry bread and melon bread simultaneously and then worked on the curry filling and melon bread topping next and then put everything together to cook/bake. Roland was our translator, and super helpful in translating everything we had to ask the host and we were able to learn more about Japanese culture beyond breadmaking. Sidenote, if you're interested, and I'd definitely recommend this class, sign up early as this class fills up quick since the classes are kept small :DSee moreSee less

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Children: ¥9,000 Infants: Free

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