02 Aug 2020 (Sun) 14:00
300 minutes
£60 per ticket

1/2 Day Essential Ramen Class (Online)

The popular ramen class is returning online! If you love ramen and want to learn how to make the authentic ramen from scratch at home, this class is for you. You will learn the core basics of authentic ramen making.

This intimate class is conducted on zoom and up to 2 people from the same household can participate on one screen.

You will learn how to make the basic soy sauce soup with chicken stock, how to make the ramen noodle, and two of the most popular toppings; egg and pork chashu. We will give you a useful tip on how to plan regular ramen making without having to go through everything every time!

Schedule
*The timing is for guidance only and it may vary depending on the pace of the class. There will be a couple of breaks between stage 1, 2 and 3 while the cooking, resting of the dough and marinating the egg continues.

●Stage 1 (1 hour 45 minutes)

14:00 Basic principle of ramen making and ramen culture of Japan
14:15 Pork chashu
(cooking time approx. 2 hours, or 40 min with pressure cooker)
14:45 Chicken stock
(cooking time approx. 2 hours, or 40 min with pressure cooker)

15:15 How to make perfect half boiled eggs for ramen eggs
15:25 Ramen noodle making Part I*

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15:45 -16:30 Break
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Stage 2 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

16:30 Ramen eggs
16:40 Ramen noodle making part II*
17:30 Other toppings
17:45 Soup paste

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18:00 -18:30 Break
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Stage 3

18:30 Cooking and assembling the ramen!

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You will learn:
how to make and cook ramen noodle
how to make pork chashu
how to make ramen egg
how to make soy sauce broth with chicken and vegetables

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After the class you will receive a full class recipe, a link to a zoom video of the class valid for a week and a list of shops you can buy the Japanese ingredients.

You need the following for the class:

INGREDIENTS

Pasta flour
eggs
Soy sauce
Sake
Mirin
Chicken bones
Leek
Garlic
Shallot or onion
Ginger
Sugar
Star Anis
Pork Belly
Rice Vinegar
Oyster Sauce
Sesame Oil
Bicarbonate of soda

TOOLS

Pasta Machine*
2 large pots (5L+)
1 medium sauce pan
1 Flying pan
1 medium bowl
1 spatula
1 knife
1 chopping board
1 ramen bowl
clean work surface for noodle making

*In order to make ramen noodle, you need a pasta machine. It is one of the highlight of the class, however, if you do not have one currently but do not wish to commit to buying it until after the class, we will make the class video available to you for a week. We will send the full recipe after the class, so you can easily replicate at home. A suitable dried ramen you can use during the class will be added to the 'shopping' list.

FULL SHOPPING LIST will be sent to you after the booking.

If you have any queries about the class, please contact the instructor Akemi on akemi@sozai.co.uk

Ramen Weekend Online
INSTRUCTOR

Akemi Yokoyama

Akemi Yokoyama is a Japanese chef, presenter and culinary instructor based in London. Her regular classes at Sozai Cooking School have received very favourable reviews in national media, including Time Out and The Telegraph. She has also appeared on the popular TV programme, C4’s Sunday Brunch, teaching the presenters how to make sushi. Her friendly teaching style is easy to follow and informative, she will teach the art of healthy Japanese home cooking to students at all levels.

Akemi’s enthusiasm for gastronomy originated early in her childhood in Sapporo, where enjoying the spoils of wild vegetable foraging and sea fishing were regular family activities. This drove her understanding regarding the importance of the freshest, highest quality ingredients together with exquisite taste pairings in Japanese food.

She demonstrates Japanese cooking at various diverse events and she regularly works with the Japanese government’s related organizations promoting Japanese cuisine to the media and public. Akemi was recently invited to the prestigious cruise ship MS Queen Elizabeth as the guest chef to entertain guests with the authentic Japanese cuisines and to train their chefs.

Akemi is a member of the Japanese Culinary Academy UK, is a certified miso sommelier, and has the professional sake qualification WSET Sake Level 3.

REVIEWS
by hridi
Dinner Party Sushi 1
Yum and Fun

My partner and I attended a sushi making class in the home of our chef. Due it to being a rainy Sunday we were the only ones in attendance. Our teacher was fun, knowledgeable, personable and SO very talented. The sushi was delicious and we were exposed to new experiences (such as Wasabi vodka) and tricks of the trade. We will certainly be doing this again!

13 Feb 2020
by Yung Chai
Ramen Class
Perfect! Just perfect!

The class was enjoyable. At the right pace. Our sensei was very knowledgable and tried to give us plenty of information, techniques. At the end of the day, I was very happy to know that I can now prepare a delicious bowl of ramen. Thank you.

07 Feb 2020
by Kerry
Ramen Class
Brilliant

We had a brilliant evening. The teacher was great, knowledgeable not just about the ramen recipe we were making but about ramen and Japanese cuisine generally. We made a really delicious meal and definitely will be making it again at home.

04 Feb 2020
by Philip
Ramen Class
A fun and informative evening. Thank you.

A huge thank you to Akemi Yokoyami and the Sozai Cookery School for putting on a fantastic beginners' Ramen course. I consider myself a ramen novice but such was the clarity and ease with which Akemi took us through the basics of cooking ramen that I came away feeling I am definitely ready to cook my own ramen at home.

The style of the class worked really well. Akemi herself is very approachable and extremely knowledgeable so no question was too much trouble for her. Her warm personality also helped create a fun and supportive atmosphere between the participants so as well as being informative the evening was just a lovely way to spend an evening. And of course, once we had gone through our steps of preparing ramen, we had the pleasure of eating what we had made with beer and saki. A fine way to end the evening and I can confirm that freshly made noodles are defiantly a cut above the bought variety. Thank again to Akemi and the Sozai school for a great a evening!

04 Feb 2020
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