29 Jul 2020 (Wed) 18:00
90 minutes
£25 per ticket
Sorry, this class is fully booked.


Did you know that traditional Japanese temple food is completely plant-based?

精進料理 Shojin Ryori temple cooking is the traditional cooking style and philosophy of the Buddhist monks in Japan which grew in popularity with the spread of Zen Buddhism since the 13th century.

Learn how to cook the Shojin Ryori classics such as:
- ShojinAge Tempura
- Vegetable Kakiage
- Agedashi Tomato
- Chilled Sohmen Noodles with Tsuyu

Experience the healthy and delicious Japanese traditional plant-based cooking in this fun and interactive cook-a-long. Kinu will lead you through the making in this step-by-step online cook-a-long class.

Full ingredients & equipment list and the ZOOM online class link will be emailed to participants after the booking. Any queries, please feel free to write to info@sozai.co.uk

Special Vegetarian Vegan Online

Kinu Yukawa

Kinu Yukawa is a cooking instructor, food stylist and private chef from Kobe, Japan. She ventured into the world of food early in life and fostered the basics of cooking from her grandmother who was a chef. Later she trained at Ecole Ritz Escoffier Paris and traditional Japanese cuisine in Kyoto.

Kinu believes in the simplicity of the Japanese philosophy in enjoying food with the body's five senses as well as cooking with the colourful produce in season. Bringing 'harmony' to the body nourished by the seasonal 'food' which is one of the meanings of the word 'Washoku' (the harmony of food), the Japanese terminology for Japanese cuisine.

Kinu has been teaching Japanese cooking at the Japan Centre London since 2011, sharing her expertise and knowledge of Japanese cooking and styling to students of all walks of life and various levels of culinary interests.

Visit her website @
Deliciously Japanese

by Yung Chai
New experience

I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Very informative and interesting! Highly recommend it for anyone interested in Japanese cooking.

31 Jul 2020
by Kae Yukawa

such a fun class and excellent teachings from Kim. A brillaint way to cook together with your family and friends. Restaurant standard magically cooked in your own kitchen. Perfect. Thank you Kim we will be back.

31 Jul 2020
by Jacqueline
Really enjoyable

I attended the Online Basics 1 - Teriyaki course and found it to be easy to follow along with as it was a small group and the food was delicious. The instructor was very attentive to anyone who had a question and was able to learn about the ingredients used, not just the recipe.
Would definitely recommend if you're looking to expand your cooking repertoire!

29 Jul 2020
by Eugenie
Japanese answer to vegan cuisine!

This is probably the most challenging class I've had so far. It's a busy class where you learn to make the following dishes.

- Gammodoki with Ponzu & Ginger (Tofu Patties with Ponzu & Ginger)
- Ankake Gammodoki (Tofu Patties in Dashi Glaze)
- Nasu Dengaku (Miso Aubergine)
- Kenchinjiru (Seasonal Vegetables Temple Soup)

A lot of cutting is involved in the class but Kinu was very patient with us. I was amazed with what can be achieved with just tofu and simple vegetables. I am a part time vegetarian so this has definitely given me ideas on what to make instead of sticking to meat alternatives.

27 Jul 2020
It is the perfect experience gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, valentine, graduate, Christmas, Mother's day, or any special occasion! The lucky recipient can choose from our various yummy cooking classes.