06 Sep 2020 (Sun) 14:00
300 minutes
Online
£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 Vivienne
Online 1/2 Day Essential Ramen - Ramen Level 1
Japanese Ramen

It was great and Akemi was very friendly and adaptable to just the two participants and end result delicious. I really enjoyed the history and culture behind ramen making. I suppose my only comment about the course was that the course could be shortened by suggesting the two lengthy parts of the dish be cooked beforehand? I had to do this anyway as I had difficulty in obtaining a chicken carcass but had ready made stock in the freezer and had to pre-cook the belly pork but preferred to do this so I could skim off excess fat.

11 Jan 2021
by haruko
Online TONKOTSU RAMEN - Ramen Level 2
Fab Tonkotsu Ramen Class ♥ by Fab teacher Akemi

Thank you akemi-sensei for hosting such a wonderful class. Lots and lots of new discoveries (Started with purchasing unfamiliar items from local butcher!) This simple ramen dish is comprised of so many components, boiled pork slice, seasoned egg, aromatic oils, let alone tonkotsu soup and noodle making. After 6 hours of hard work, the ramen was extremely tasty and I couldn't believe that it was possible to make this kind of authentic tonkotsu ramen in humble family kitchen!!

19 Nov 2020
by Miho
Online TONKOTSU RAMEN - Ramen Level 2
Surprised! Real Tonkotsu Ramen!

I was so surprised to know that one can make Tonkotsu Ramen with such a simple ingredients. The taste was truly deep and rich Tonkotsu soup!
Akemi was going to very much in details that I learnt so much. Much more than what I was expected on my Ramen class. I truly enjoyed cooking along and I forgot the time. I even did not feel it was 6 hours. It was almost pity to eat my Ramen at the end.
If you would like to learn how to make real Tonkotsu Ramen, you should not miss!
I cannot wait to try another Akemi's course not only Ramen but all other course. She was just amazing. I highly recommend her class.
Thank you so much for the deep knowledge and I am looking forward to the next course!

18 Nov 2020
by GISELE
Online 1/2 Day Essential Ramen Class - Level 1
Amazing class, teacher and final product!

What an amazing class and the final dish was phenomenal! Akemi was such a great teacher, very attentive and made sure that each student was keeping up with each step. The class was really fun. My noodles rolled by hand were not great however Akemi troubleshooted straight away and told me how to improve. The final result was amazing, best ramen ever. With the ramen making broken down by broth, meat, egg and noodles, it makes the dish ramen so simple. It was also nice to have an insight into the history and culture of ramen. Great class! I really highly recommend the Ramen class. Thank you Akemi.

09 Nov 2020
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