Japanese chef Taka will share a collection of authentic Japanese vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian recipes that everyone will love! Try his cooking class and make mouth-watering Japanese food at home! Most recipes will be plant-based, with a few offered for pescatarians.

Taka’s Kitchen

Our favourite Japanese chef, Taka, is a charismatic chef with broad experience in Japanese cooking. He’s not only a cooking instructor but also a YouTuber sharing delicious Japanese recipes with people all around the world. We at JACCU are obsessed with his cooking!

That’s why we’re inviting you to an online Sunday Cooking Class with Taka so everyone can have an opportunity to learn healthy Japanese cooking at home. These special cooking lessons will take place on Sunday mornings (CET), so that everyone can easily participate.

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Here’s a message from Taka about himself:

“Hi! My name is Taka. I was born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan and currently live in Yokohama with my lovely wife and kids. I’m a cooking instructor, YouTube chef and recipe writer. I previously learnt at a culinary school and worked in some commercial kitchens.

Since I was 18, just starting to go out of Japan to know the world, I’ve seen so many people who were interested in Japanese cooking but didn’t know where to begin or were getting wrong ideas from misleading recipes. And it was 2018, when the combination of such experience and my passion for cooking finally backed me to start teaching people the real Japanese food.

Here at JACCU, in order to cater to growing needs, my lessons will focus on vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian-friendly Japanese dishes including classic recipes, regional specialties and Yoshoku (Westernised Japanese cuisine).
That being said, anyone is welcome in my class, so just come along and enjoy cooking and learning Japanese food!!
See you in class!”

To find out more about Taka, go to his website, TAKA’s Kitchen!

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Enhance your healthy lifestyle with Japanese food

For almost 20 years, Japan has been known as the country with the highest life expectancy. Although there are many reasons why the Japanese live longer and enjoy healthier lives, Japanese food has always been a backbone of their healthy living even before Japanese cuisine snatched the spotlight of a well-balanced diet globally.

Unsurprisingly, there are multiple studies showing that the high life expectancy is largely linked to the nation’s healthy diet. But some people have commented that Japanese cuisine is heavily focused on meat that is difficult to substitute with plant-based products without sacrificing taste.

eggplant japanese recipe

Vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian friendly Japanese cooking

With a growing trend of plant-based diets, people are looking to adopt more plant-based eating on a daily basis. In fact, the Netherlands is home to the most plant-based meat eaters in Europe.

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian, or just simply looking for healthy recipes you can easily make, look no further! Our favourite Japanese chef, Taka has rounded up vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian friendly recipes that are easily adaptable without sacrificing flavours. You’ll love Taka’s creative recipes full of umami (旨み) flavor that will surprise your tastebuds!

Get started with healthy Japanese cooking

Are you interested? We’ll keep you posted about future lessons, and also share useful tips on the JACCU website about finding and using Japanese food ingredients. Keep an eye on our News & Events page or subscribe for our newsletter, so that you don’t miss out anything!

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