July 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free, Registration Required
Haruka Roudebush, Senior Programs Manager
(415) 567-5505
Sign up for our online cooking webinar with chef Kenji Yokoo and learn how to make oyakodon, a classic Japanese comfort food dish made with eggs and chicken.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Admission, Registration Required
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 cooking instructor, Kenji Yokoo! In this virtual cooking class, Kenji will teach you how to make oyako donburi (oyakodon for short), which is a hearty, rice bowl dish topped with a savory chicken and egg mixture. 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 oyakodon during the webinar!

The traditional oyako donburi we will be making includes chicken, however if you are a vegetarian Kenji suggests substituting tofu for chicken and to use a konbu or shiitake dashi.










Supplies and Ingredients Checklist:

Participants will need the following equipment:

Ingredients (this will make one bowl):

  • About 2 oz. boneless skinless chicken thigh
  • 1/4 onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp dashi (To learn how to make dashi, please check out Kenji‘s Kitchen YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/iL4CK2dCLI0)
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • cooked Japanese rice
  • small bunch of mitsuba (Japanese parsley) or green onion/scallion
  • Oyako donburi pan or small frying pan
  • knife
  • chopping board
  • 2 small size bowls (one for eggs and one for sauce)
  • saibashi (cooking chopsticks)
  • donburi bowl for serving

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!