Learn how to cook with a protein-rich, healthful superfood – tofu.
For ages, tofu has been one of the most-loved foods in Japan for its health benefits and this versatile ingredient can be transformed into a variety of delicious food and dessert. This time, we will cook with Johnny Tofu, a popular silken tofu from Otokomae-Tofu in Kyoto, Japan, which can be purchased in New York. Among all types of tofu, the silken tofu has the highest water content with the smoothest texture. To make the most of this smooth and silky texture, we will cook creamy herbed tofu ricotta to make a gluten-free lasagna as well as a melt-in-mouth dark chocolate tofu pudding. Each student will get a 9” x 9” aluminum casserole pan and prepare their own bake-ready lasagna to take home. Also the instructor will serve pre-cooked lasagna for students to taste at the end of the class. All materials are included in the ticket price.
In this class, you will also learn:
- How to choose the right type of tofu type for your cooking
- Where to buy good tofu and what to look out for when selecting
- How to prepare tofu for cooking
- How to preserve tofu after you open the package
- Health benefits of tofu
Here is our ingredients line-up scheduled for the class.
- Herbed Tofu GF Lasagna: silken tofu, cashew nuts, fresh basil, garlic, mushrooms, marinara sauce
- Muddy Dark Chocolate Tofu Pudding: silken tofu, dark chocolate, medjool dates, fresh raspberries
The class is hands-on and we will all cook together and eat the food we made at the end of the class. It is always very interactive and a fun atmosphere. The event will be followed by a Japanese Vegan food festival at the same venue, so we hope you can join both to enjoy all the tasty plant-based food with us!
For any inquires about the class and ingredients we will be using, please feel free to contact the instructor, Keiko Tanaka, from her Instagram account or website.
About the Instructor
Keiko is a Japanese plant-based food creator originally from Japan. She shares her love and passion in a vegan lifestyle through wholesome delicious food that have no compromise in taste or satisfaction. Her creations frequently feature nutrient-rich superfoods that can help elevate your energy and mood. She can also share her instagrammable food photography hacks using your smartphone.
Check her latest posts on Instagram @vegan_o_clock!