I have never lived in Kyoto before Cooking Sun. In fact, I’ve only visited Kyoto once before, and that was when I came to do field research to prepare my business plan presentation. One year after I moved to Kyoto with my family, I’m so happy to live in this cultural city and every weekend I find new part […]
Everyone knows a referral by word of mouth is so important for every business, and no surprise, it also applies to a small business like Cooking Sun. Today we had guests from Australia, but they did not just happen upon us online. I (Shohei) used to play Australian Football in both Australia and Japan, and I […]
The most frequently asked questions since we started Cooking Sun in April, 2014 is: ‘What oil do you use?’ We answer ‘Salad oil’ or ‘Canola oil‘. Simple and honest. In fact, this is the most common oil for deep-frying foods. And actually the only oil we use for daily use. We use other oils such as sesame oil […]
We often see the phrase, “best places to eat” in travel media. We like rankings. An as a tourist, they work as a kind of assurance to avoid unpleasant experiences during your precious, limited time. We understand this. Here at Cooking Sun, we are constantly asked what we think are the “best” restaurants in Japan. However, when […]
At Cooking Sun, we have many vegetarian customers. As we meet more and more vegetarians, we have learned what to avoid when we welcome them, and now we are quite comfortable not to violate their dietary requirements. For example, we know that dashi broth cannot be used because it is flavored with fish and that we should […]
I came up with this idea of Japanese cooking classes for international travelers in 2012 when I was preparing to leave for INSEAD in Singapore for my MBA. Wandering around the city of Tokyo, I often saw foreign travelers going out of their way to see places that locals would never really go. And even more sad was that those […]
We will teach you how to make sushi, tempura, miso soup, and more authentic Japanese home-cooked dishes.