June 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Registration
Haruka Roudebush, Senior Programs Manager

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.
Free Admission
Connect via Zoom; Meeting ID and password to be issued upon registration

UPDATE: Webinar spaces are now full and registration is closed. You will still be able to watch the Facebook Live broadcast on the day of the event at the Center’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LikeJCCCNC/




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
  • whisk
  • spatula
  • 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!