Come experience the wisdom of a fisherman's wife and her boundless understand of the fishing world
Shikabe is a fishing village overlooking the Pacific ocean.
The Beach Mother Local Cooking Experience is a unique opportunity to experience that which you can only experience in this kind of small fishing village.
This program will expose you to local household cooking using fresh, locally caught fish.
Your teachers will be the wives of fishermen belonging to the fishermen's cooperative.
(Their numbers will vary according to the number of participants.)
A cooking classroom where you will have friendly conversations as you learn
From how to handle fish to the nature of life for the local residents,
you will be able to experience a range of exciting discussions as you go through the program.
Of course, it includes one magnificent lunch.
The experience requires 90 minutes.
It will take place in the experiential training facility of Michino-eki Shikabekanketsusen Park.
The cooking will only make use of fresh seafood caught in Shikabe and costs ￥3,000.
And you can use an apron if needed.
The menu consists of 4 dishes that vary depending on the season
What you will cook will vary according to season, but to provide one example, a given menu may look something like this:
Black rockfish, greenling, or other fish boiled in soy sauce, young scallop miso soup, early harvested kobu maki (sea tangle roll)
Octopus manma (octopus cooked with rice), octopus tempura, whelk sashimi, slime flounder boiled in soy sauce
Salmon chanchan-yaki, buttered Sakhalin surf clam stir-fry, hot spring-steamed round clam or shirogai
Gokko-jiru, sanpei-jiru, buttered scallop stir-fry.)
If you are not able to eat raw fish, the menu can change if you inform prior to the program.
These beach moms are professionals at cooking with a rich variety of fish.
You will be taught this fishing village's unique way of eating Shikabe's distinctive local cuisine.
You will of course have the opportunity to listen to discussions about the daily lives of the fishermen,
old traditional village customs, and other topics unique to the local community.
This program is available for two or more people
Reservations must be made at least one week in advance. (It is possible to reserve via email.)
The program begins between 10 and 11am and concludes between 12 and 1pm.
(Please inform start time you prefer when you make your reservation.)
On the day of the program, you will first arrive at Michi no Eki and then complete check-in procedures.
You will then move to the experiential training facility and begin the program.