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Sign up for our online cooking webinar with chef Kenji Yokoo and learn how to make delicious, fluffy Japanese soufflé pancakes!
Saturday, June 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Connect via Zoom; Meeting ID and password to be issued upon registration
Even though we’re all stuck at home during shelter in place, we’re still offering online cooking classes with our newest cooking instructor, Kenji Yokoo! In this virtual cooking class, Kenji will teach you how to make Japanese souffle pancakes from scratch, which are a light, fluffy, mouthwatering treat. These pancakes are served in cafes all over Japan and are perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert. In our cooking webinar, you’ll be joining Kenji over Zoom, and you can either watch and enjoy, or follow along in your own kitchen with Kenji’s instructions and make your own pancakes during the webinar!
Supplies and Ingredients Checklist:
Participants will need the following equipment:
- hand mixer
- non-stick fry pan with lid
- 2 large mixing bowls
- parchment paper
- scotch tape
- scissors to cut parchment paper
- butter knife
Participants will need the following ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- oil to grease the pan
- maple syrup or honey (optional, to taste)
- strawberries or other fruit (optional, to taste)
- powdered sugar (optional, to taste)
- whipped cream (optional, to taste)
About Kenji Yokoo
Kenji was born and raised in southern rural Japan and has been passionate about cooking from a very young age. As is common in Japan, he grew up in a home with three generations and spent every minute that he could with his grandmother in the kitchen, who taught him everything he knows about cooking. Kenji learned from her not just cooking techniques and the importance of using seasonal ingredients, but that also that the purpose of cooking is to bring joy to the people that you are cooking for. He has been teaching home cooking part time for over 20 years and recently decided to start his own business following his passion. Kenji hosts two Airbnb Japanese cooking classes with over 195 reviews, all five stars. In December 2019, Kenji was awarded the Bay Area “Quality Champion” award by Airbnb for receiving the highest quality scores on his cooking classes. Kenji has also taught team building with Japanese cooking for many Bay Area companies including Adobe, Airbnb and Facebook. With the current situation, Kenji is not teaching his classes in person and has started YouTube channel “Kenji’s Kitchen” so that people can continue to learn how to cook Japanese meals at home. Click here to view the Kenji’s Kitchen YouTube Channel!
Monthly Shogi Gathering
Sponsored by SF Shogi Club
1st Sunday of each month (subject to change)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fees: 1st Time Participants Free, $5 Children, $10 Adults
Shogi, known as Japanese Chess or the Game of Generals, is a two-player strategy board game. The SF Shogi Club and their members gather monthly to play shogi at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Beginners, including kids are welcome to join! Members of the SF Shogi Club are happy to provide a complimentary shogi lesson to anyone who is interested in learning and playing shogi. Membership of the SF Shogi Club is not required to attend a shogi gathering. Please visit us for a free trial.