Tastes of Taiwan: Turnip Cakes & Danzi Noodles

Traditional dishes from the island nation.

What will I learn in this class?
Familiarize yourself with the aromas and sample the flavors of traditional Taiwanese cuisine.

Students will learn how to prepare classic turnip cakes by mixing rice flour with bacon, daikon radish and dry scallion.

Also, participants will walk through the techniques behind danzi noodles, a creation featuring shrimp, pork, egg and bean sprouts with noodles in a fish soup base.

All recipes will be provided to participants. Please inform the instructor of any dietary restrictions.

Who teaches this class?
Yoko Yanagisawa is a native of Taiwan who started cooking in her parents’ traditional restaurant in middle school.
She has attended cooking schools in Japan and Taiwan and also took lessons from private instructors.
Yanagisawa served as chairperson for the Chinese booth for two years at Nishimachi International School’s annual food fair.


  • Oct 29
  • 10:30am–1pm
  • Nearest station: Hiroo Station or Shirokane Takanawa Station
  • Class is held at the instructor’s residence
  • ¥6,300
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 21
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members. The fee is waived for Connections members.


  • By registering, Members accept the inherent risks in activities where social distancing requirements cannot be followed, and they agree not to hold the Club liable in the case of injury, illness or contraction of COVID-19 during these activities.