14 Jul 2018 (Sat) 12:00
120 minutes
£49 per ticket
Sorry, this class is fully booked.

Special Event

Washoku experiences for lovers of real Japanese food

Sozai is delighted to present two special guest chefs from Tsuruoka, Japan, a city in Yamagata prefecture recognized by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy.

This exclusive one-day-only event, held in collaboration with GEN education* of Italy, will introduce some very special wonders like the below.

- Exclusive knife skill demonstration by Master chef Suda.
Be dazzled by his extraordinary technique, then feel and taste the difference of exquisitely sliced vegetables and Japanese Kamaboko (savoury fish-cake made with white fish and egg)

- “Dashi” (Japanese broth) demonstration by master chef Saito.
Experience the skill and art of traditional methods of extracting “Umami” to make the best Japanese soup stock – then indulge in a bowl of delicious Ramen for lunch!

- Sake tasting & Japanese summer tea experience.
Seize this opportunity to try some sparkling Sake! If Sake isn’t your thing, there will also be refreshing chilled “Mugicha”, a popular Japanese summer tea made with roasted barley.

PLUS you’ll leave with a generous Japanese foodie-goodie bag by YUTAKA (retail price £15!) that will ensure you have everything you need to make Miso soup as soon as you get home!

GEN Master Chefs from Yamagata prefecture, Japan

斎藤 聴 Satoshi SAITO
Executive head chef of Tachibanaya ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) since 2002.
Master Saito is well known as its refined Kaiseki course preparation with full of local and seasonal ingredients. Certified chef by The out standing technic association of Japan

須田剛史 Takeshi Suda
Head chef in educational restaurant Okimizuki in Kamo Aquarium, where contributes as local fishery and cultural revival center. Young master Suda devotes to various educational program with passion from traditional tea ceremony to cutting Fugu fish technic.

Please note that space is limited. Sign up now!

*What is GEN?


Izumi Nakamura

Izumi grew up in Amakusa, a beautiful chain of five islands located in the south of Japan, blessed with delicious, natural, wholesome food -Izumi has never been far away from the joy that food can bring, honing her super-healthy recipes in surroundings with rich history.

She draws upon this upbringing in her work as an outstanding sushi chef, dietary consultant, and qualified sake sommelier. Her background as a trained and experienced pharmacist also enables her to create dishes and menus that are as nutritionally balanced as they are delicious.

She shares her passion for Japanese cooking and the health benefits to be had from it through her fun, informal, hands-on lessons. Her down to earth teaching and creative demonstrations at many companies and shows such as Your Sushi, Big Life Organics and Hyper Japan have already encapsulated and combining her talents. Her private lessons will show you how to create simple, delicious food. She is also the founder of 5 Incorporated Ltd, offering private chef/corporate event catering services.

Izumi is a member of the Japanese Culinary Academy UK.

by Sylvain
1/2 Day Online Ramen Class
Joined from 🇫🇷

I participated in Akemi's Online Essential Ramen class on Sunday afternoon; it was an excellent experience and I am amazed by the results obtained: ½ day and there I know how to
make fantastic ramen ☺ and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Akémi is charming and her teaching is very pleasant, natural and intuitive.
Chicken broth, Chashu pork, Ramens noodles, garnishes and finally different sauces, Salted, Soy or Miso, a complete and fun learning experience in a good atmosphere full of exchanges.
I highly recommend this class.

1/2 journée cour de ramen par Akemi

J’ai participé à la classe Essential Ramen en ligne d'Akemi le dimanche après-midi ; cela a été une excellente expérience et je suis bluffé par le résultat obtenu : ½ journée et voilà je sais faire des fantastiques ramens ☺ et nous nous sommes régalés.
Akémi est charmante et son enseignement très agréable, naturel et intuitif.
Bouillon de poulet, porc Chashu, nouilles Ramens, garnitures et finalement différentes sauces, Salé, Soja ou Miso , un apprentissage complet et ludique dans une bonne ambiance pleine d’échanges.
Je recommande vivement cette classe.

02 Aug 2020
by Nicky
Online Sushi Master Class Vol.1
Highly recommended

My partner and myself had great time. Izumi was nice and friendly and really patient. We learnt many tips and interesting Japanese culture from her in the class. We will definately book another class :)

30 Jun 2020
by Sarah
Online Sushi Master Class Vol.1 Uramaki & Temari
Fun and informative

Izumi was great. The session was fun and informative. I would have liked a slightly longer class, but it worked well as it meant you could practice on your own at the end of the Zoom session. Would definitely recommend.

28 Jun 2020
by Oxana
Online Sushi Master Class Vol.1
Great family event!

I loved the idea of kiddies joining us too. it was lovely to see girls/boys helping and enjoyingthemselves.Thank you sooo much Izzie, it was fantastic evening and great experience. I just managed to make few more for tomorrow. The previous batch disappeared before I had a chance to take a photo. Sushi were absolutely delicious ?, you are amazing chef/presenter ?

07 Jun 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.