Cooking with Japanese Chef:Chawan-mushi

Momiji / JSS Present

Wed. Jul 27, 2022(in Japanese)3:00~4:00 pm

For the second online seminar (via Zoom) of July 2022 is about making a savory Japanese steamed egg custard, Chawan-mushi, inviting back Toronto Japanese Chef, Toshi Ijichi, from our popular cooking seminars (i.e. miso-simmered mackerel, 2-egg cuisine and Sakuramochi). Join us and explore the classic Japanese egg dish! *Held in Japanese-only

What is this session about?

Chawan-mushi is one of the most popular Japanese dishes; it tastes delicious and smooth! However, there is some difficulty making it in Canada, such as obtaining certain ingredients (mitsuba, kamaboko, and ginkgo nuts). It is also difficult to obtain the right flavour and texture. This time, a professional Japanese cooking chef will introduce you to a recipe for chawan-mushi that is no-fail and can be made without using a steamer, incorporating some alternative domestic ingredients. It can be served hot or chilled, making it perfect for summer!


  • This seminar series is offered by two non-profit agencies funded by the government of Toronto / Ontario, to serve Ontario residents as well as individuals in Canada (especially aiming to alleviate isolation among seniors and their caregivers).
  • Due to limited capacity in our online system, the priority goes to the Ontario residents, and then individuals in Canada (first-come-first-serve). Regardless of residency, all individuals submitted the registration form, will receive the copy of the chawan-mushi recipe.
  • We see many registered individuals actually do not attend on the seminar day. Due to high popularity of this specific Japanese chef series, if you know by the registration due date (Jul 25) that you can’t attend, please inform us, for others to be able to fill your spot. Please do not share your Zoom to others.

We appreciate your understanding.

About our Guest Speaker

Professional Japanese Chef:  Toshiyuki Ijichi (

※ Click here for downloading his full bio with photo (in Japanese)

Born in Nagoya, 1973, and moved to Toronto as a working holiday visa holder, after working in IT industry in Japan. During his stay in Toronto, working at a Japanese restaurant inspired him to set a goal as a professional Japanese chef. After this experience, trained and licensed in Japan as a professional chef that also allows him to cook blowfish (fugu). To share his knowledge to spread love to Japanese cuisine, he immigrated to Canada in 2009 and started working as a professional chef in a Japanese restaurant.

He has been actively promoting his vision by utilizing his hobby/skill of Ikebana (with the license of an associate professor of Ogasawara-school Ikebana), decorating his restaurant with his Ikebana works, or featured in TV shows in Toronto, aside from his work as a professional chef in a restaurant. He is one of the opening staff as a head chef of the Japanese restaurant Shoushin (匠心), and has served various celebrities like singers, actors and athletes. With his professional service continued to be offered in that location, he also started new endeavor as a YouTuber in fall 2020. His visions continue to be flourished – he constantly shares the recipe videos and collaborates with various individuals and groups for online food events.

How to attend?

Anyone interested can “submit the registration form”.  Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by Mon, Jul 25. If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency (see below).

This is an online session, using “Zoom” the online meeting platform. Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link, by a day before the session date from Momiji (Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox, and email us if you don’t see anywhere).


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name.

※Contact the hosting agency of your choice if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name. The method will be explained during the mini Zoom function session.


  • Momiji Health Care Society (Client Intervention Worker): 416-261-6683 x.249 /
  • Japanese Social Services (Community Outreach Worker): 416-385-9200 /

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact CHIE (Momiji) as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

There will be a 10-min Zoom brief description right before the session, to learn about the tools you can use during our seminar. he functions you will learn here are: Control bar, Raise Hand and Chat. If you would like to attend it, please indicate so in your registration form. *If no one requests, there will be no mini-lecture provided on that day.

Calling for Guest Speakers!!

Momiji and JSS are looking for a potential guest speaker for this eLearning series, who can share what they do daily, hobby, etc. in Japanese and English.
Contact us if you are interested!

This eLearning series is: