20 Jun 2021 (Sun) 16:30
120 minutes
£30 per ticket

VEGAN Tan Tan Men - Ramen Level 1

Tan Tan Men is a Japanese take on Sichuan Dan Dan noodles. In this VEGAN version, yummy ramen noodles are swimming in a deliciously rich and nutty soy milk and sesame seeds based soup enriched with the umami extracted from kombu and shiitake mushrooms. After the umami extraction, you will make shiitake ragu to top up the ramen with the scatter of an intoxicating garlic and spring onion aroma oil.

Akemi will take you through the art of ramen making from the beginning to the end, ensuring that you will get a delicious bowl of ramen at the end of the class.

You will learn:

*How to extract umami from kombu and shiitake mushrooms
*How to make tan tan men soup
*How to make shiitake mushroom ragu
*How to make spring onion and garlic aroma oil
*How to cook and present ramen

You need the following for the class:


Japanese Kombu
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Soy milk
Soy sauce
Black vinegar
Rice vinegar
Tahini or sesame paste
Shaoxing wine
Rapeseed oil
Spring onions, finely chopped
Chili oil

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

Ramen Online Vegetarian Vegan

Akemi Yokoyama

Akemi Yokoyama is a Japanese food specialist, chef and presenter. Akemi’s 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 and children’s popular TV programme, Saturday Mash Up on CBBC teaching the presenters how to make sushi.

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.

by Vera
Dinner Party Sushi 1

I just love it, really well explained who to make every single one. Looking forward for my next course.

17 Jan 2022
by Barbara
VEGAN Tan Tan Men - Ramen Level 1
Vegan tan tan men

This was a great class, Akemi is very passionate about Japanese food and shared the background of the ingredients and the dish. It was a very relaxed class and went along at a nice pace. The end result was delicious, even though its common in Japan to eat the noodles and leave the soup, this recipe is too good not to finish it all!

04 May 2021
by Caitlin
VEGAN Tan Tan Men - Ramen Level 1
Really enjoyable

Such a wonderful class! Went at an excellent pace so I didn't feel overwhelmed but also didn't feel too easy. Really interesting information about the history of ramen and kombu too. Thank you so much for a really great two hours (also the food tasted incredible!!)

03 May 2021
by Daniel
Online VEGAN Tan Tan Men - Ramen Level 1
Great lesson with Akemi-san

Wonderful class and very informative. The flavors of this dish were incredible and unique. Akemi was a great teacher and very patient and engaging.

03 Apr 2021
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