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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Soulful Japanese steamed pork buns

大阪市, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Tomoko

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 12
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

Butaman is Japanese steamed pork buns, and which is delicious, fluffy, soft buns filled with juicy meat and vegetable filling.
This is originally from China, and it's called "Nikuman" in Japan, especially in Tokyo area.
But we call it "Butaman" in Osaka area.
Its differences come from the difference food culture between Tokyo and Osaka.
But all of the ingredients and seasonings are almost same, but the flavor is quite different.
Butaman is more soy sauce and sweeter than Nikuman, so we need not prepare dipping sauce.
There is a famous Butaman shop which was born in Osaka.
We Osaka people love Butaman made in this popular shop.
This is a kind of soul food for Osaka people as the same as Takoyaki (Octopus balls), and we're proud of Butaman which is originally from Osaka.
We’ll make Butaman by the recipe which is as close as possible to the same flavor of the famous Butaman shop.

The general steps
1) Make dough
2) Make fillings
3) Make Butaman
4) Steam them

Other things to note
PC is recommended.
Please understand that one account is for one person, and If more than one person participates in the experience, please be sure to change the number of people and make a reservation.
We'll send you the details of the ingredients and equipment you have to prepare in advance after you booked.

This is Great for all generations.
Let's enjoy cooking Osaka specialty together!
Butaman is Japanese steamed pork buns, and which is delicious, fluffy, soft buns filled with juicy meat and vegetable filling.
This is originally from China, and it's called "Nikuman" in Japan, especially in Tokyo area.
But we call it "Butaman" in Osaka area.
Its differences come from the difference food culture between Tokyo and Osaka.
But all of the ingredients and seasonings are almost same, but the flavor is quite differen…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Tomoko can host private groups of any size, up to 12 guests. Private group rates start at $148.

What to bring

  • Buns: Flour (All-purpose or 8 to 10% protein contents), Water, Milk, Yeast, Baking powder, Lard or Vegetable oil, Starch
  • Filling: Ground pork, Onion, Salt, Shaoxing sake or White wine, Soy sauce, Oyster sauce (or Miso paste & sugar), White pepper, Sesame oil, Lard or vegetable oil, Starch
  • Equipment : Scale, Measuring cups, Tablespoon, Teaspoon, Bowl, Short rolling pin, Wax paper, Cutting board, Kitchen knife, Rubber Spatula. Steamer, Tea towel
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Sat, Apr 17
$34 per person
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
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Thu, Apr 22
$34 per person
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
$34 per person
Sat, Apr 24
$34 per person
5:00 AM - 6:30 AM (EDT)
$34 per person

Meet your host, Tomoko

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 2 Reviews
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I opened a select food shop which I sell only what I confirmed the quality and the story with my own five senses 11 years ago.
At the same time as opening the store, I started a cooking class for local people using the ingredients sold at our shop, and I have been sharing my cooking policy such as "use high-quality ingredients" and "spend time and effort " to improve dishes more delicious.
I started cooking experience host in 2017 when Airbnb started its experience in Osaka, and have welcomed more than 2000 guests from 47 countries and received many 5-star reviews.
Some guests commented that "It was a highlight of my trip", "This is the best Japanese cuisine I have ever eaten", "I'm looking forward to making it for my family".
Let's enjoy the authentic delicious Osaka specialty, Butaman making!
I opened a select food shop which I sell only what I confirmed the quality and the story with my own five senses 11 years ago.
At the same time as opening the store, I started a cooking class for local people using the ingredients sold at our shop, and I have been sharing my cooking policy such as "use high-quality ingredients" and "spend time and effort " to improve dishes more delicious.
I started cooking experience host in 2017 when Airbnb started its experience in Osaka, and have w…
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Kenji
February 2021
This is really lovely experience! Tomoko is friendly and warmhearted host and really food experience expert!! She paid attention and encourage every guests and sometime very patient too. During experience, there lots of funs! I join with my 3 years old daughter. She is also welcomed and got some work, she seems be extremely enjoyed it. I felt like we spent time of virtual homestay in Tomoko's kitchen with other international guests. In the end, you can enjoy yummy pork bum you made! This is highly recommended experience!
This is really lovely experience! Tomoko is friendly and warmhearted host and really food experience expert!! She paid attention and encourage every guests and sometime very patie…
Tracy
February 2021
Butaman is delicious and Tomoko is delightful!! She was super accommodating with the class time, and figuring out how to use the ingredients I had. I had a wonderful time talking with her as we made this tasty dish, and my dough even came out great! Yum!
Butaman is delicious and Tomoko is delightful!! She was super accommodating with the class time, and figuring out how to use the ingredients I had. I had a wonderful time talking…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.