Korean cooking school & reservation-only café in Kagoshima showing appeal of home cooking

PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2021

Becca, the director of Becca Cooking Salon

On September 6, the Korean cooking school Becca Cooking Salon and Friday-only BECCAFÉ opened in Hoshigamine, Kagoshima City.

Tabu Becca, know as Becca-san, runs both businesses. Becca has been living in Kagoshima for four years since she moved here from South Korea. She used to teach cooking classes at the Kagoshima Kokusai Koryu Center but now moved to a new studio in Hoshigamine. She teaches Korean cooking classes from Monday to Thursday, and on Fridays, she runs a café by reservation only.

At the cooking school, Becca teaches the cooking methods she learned from her mother. The menu changes monthly, and in October, she shows how to make spicy stir-fried pork, pickled daikon radish, Jjajangbap (rice with black bean sauce), and Pa Kimchi (green onion kimchi). The fee is 3,000 yen per session, including ingredients.

The café has four tables for four people, a total of 16 seats. Reservations are required by noon the day before. As with the cooking classes, the menu changes monthly. In October, the café serves Bibimbap Set (1,200 yen), Kimchi Fried Rice Set (1,200 yen), and Mini Kimbap & Seafood Spicy Ramen Set (1,000 yen). For children, there is a Non-Spicy Bibimbap Set for 600 yen. It also offers Korean staples such as yuzu tea; Micho, a vinegar-based drink for beauty; and desserts for 300 yen. Homemade Korean kimchi is also available on an irregular basis.

“I use organic and additive-free ingredients. I also offer private lessons in a room where small children can spend time with us, so please feel free to contact me,” Becca added.

Classes are held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The café is open on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Bibimbap Set from BECCAFÉ

  • Sweets and drinks from BECCAFÉ

  • The cooking class at Becca Cooking Salon