Nov 03 2018

Cooking with Youko Yamamoto | Winner Winner Fried Chicken Dinner

  • 6:00pm
  • 37b north front street, kingston, ny 12401

Our Cooking with Youko series (for me) has been like the BEST PART of a new romance….everytime we are together I “fall” more and more, and we have EVEN MORE fun than the last.  This class promises to be a good one because the superstar is everyone’s (sorry veg-heads, not your) favorite, FRIED CHICKEN — or Chicken Tatsuta’age as they say in the finest of Japanese restaurants.

Maybe you’re like me, where you grew up loving fried chicken so so much and then when you finally tried Chicken Tatsuta’age you were kinda pissed because it was almost better?  Maybe it’s the batter…or that sauce…but we are going to find out together! Also on the menu, a handful of soulfully inspired sides like Green Beans & Chicken with Goma Sauce, Seaweed Salad (with Youko’s secret [not-so-secret after this] dressing), Madofu (cold tofu appetizer, Youko’s recipe) and Tempura Satsuma Potato (Japanese sweet potato with Youko’s batter).  If that wasn’t enough, all of these side dishes would be welcome additions at any holiday table.  BOOM.  Always thinking, eh?

$95 per student gets you all of the above that you will learn how to make and then eat in a 2hr hands-on workshop + recipes so you can make it all at home.

Youko Yamamoto was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up to cook with her mother, aunts and grandmother. Her father also educated her cooking by taking her all over Japan to eat in many styles of gourmet food. She moved to New York City in 1981 to attend Pratt Institute to study graphic design. She started to teach cooking in the Park Slope Food Co-op, Brooklyn in 1998, as well as other places in Brooklyn and Manhattan. She and her family moved to the Hudson Valley in 2000. She is currently planning to open a ramen noodle shop in Kingston after closing the well-established Japanese noodle shop “Gomen-Kudasai” in New Paltz, NY which was open from 2008 – 2018 where she trained many young people, provided jobs for students and legal aliens, and shared Japanese cultures with the community.

Gomen-Ramen, an authentic Japanese Ramen Noodle Shop is coming to Kingston this Fall!  Soon you can enjoy the Ramen Noodle Soup that inherits Gomen-Kudasai’s DNA, lots of UMAMI and is healthy for all.