20 Oct 2019 (Sun) 15:00
120 minutes
£75 per ticket
Sorry, this class is fully booked.

Fermentation: Make Your Own Miso Workshop

Miso is one of the most essential condiments in Japanese diet, along with soy sauce. It provides the gut with beneficial bacteria that help us to stay healthy, good gut health is known to be linked to our overall mental and physical wellness. Miso is rich in essential minerals and a good source of various B vitamins, vitamins E, K and folic acid.

Aspergillus oryzae, known as koji, a filamentous fungus is used to ferment the soy beans. Koji is also responsible for the fermentation of sake and soy sauce, so it is sometimes affectionally called 'Japan's national fungus'.

Miso is extremely regional and diverse in Japan, some are pale while others are red, and some are almost black. Miso varies in sweetness and saltiness.

During the class, you will learn:

*How miso is made
*What determines the colour and taste of miso
*What Koji is
*How to prepare the soy beans before cooking
*How to cook the soy beans
*How to mix the ingredients
*How best to store the miso and ferment
*How to make the 3 simple miso recipes:
(1) Baked aubergine with miso paste
(2) Perfect everyday miso soup
(3) Yuzu miso dip

At the end of the class, you will enjoy a wonderfully homely miso soup and the delicious miso dishes we made during the class, along with a glass of refreshment of your choice. Full recipes are provided by email after the class.

You will take home about 1kg of fresh miso to ferment at home which will mature over the following 6 months before they are ready to be used.

The class size is small and it is held at the instructor Akemi's own kitchen, in an intimate environment where you will feel at home. Akemi is a certified Japanese miso sommelier.

Vegetarian Vegan Weekend
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 Atsuko
1/2 Day Essential Ramen Class (Online)
It was fantastic!

I attended a 1/2 day Ramen class with Akemi. I was slightly worried whether my concentration would last that long but it was so engaging and filled with information that I could not believe how quickly the time went.

Akemi was well organised, giving us the recipe before hand, starting by setting out the plan for the class, and then teaching us in such a simple step by step route, I could follow her without any problem.

It was fascinating to learn how to make fresh ramen noodles. It was not difficult at all and the taste was heavenly. My whole family enjoyed the freshly made ramen afterwards.

I truly recommend this class if you are a ramen lover.

05 Aug 2020
by Natsumi
1/2 Day Essential Ramen Class (Online)
Nothing but fantastic!

I had a fantastic afternoon learning about ramen, and mastering how to make every element of ramen from stock to noodle to even Char Siu pork from scratch which I never thought I could do by myself at home.

Our instructor Akemi made sure everyone was on the track at every stage so no one was left behind at any point. Her instruction was very clear and precise, it was easy to follow her.

Akemi was so friendly and accommodating. She instructed us a few alternative recipes for a certain topping/sauce that fit everyone's dietary restrictions.

The result of the ramen making was a big success. It made me feel so proud that I was able to make it. The Char Siu was definitely one of the best ones I have ever tasted in my life.

I cannot recommend this class enough!

03 Aug 2020
by Hiromi
1/2 Day Essential Ramen Class (Online)
Fantastic Ramen world!

I attended Akemi-san’s half day Ramen Cooking class. It was an amazing experience.
Even though I am Japanese and I still learned a lot about ramen and even different eating cultures between the UK and Japan. Akemi-san is a very experienced and energetic instructor. She kept an eye on each of us very well. It is quite a task to make good ramen, and it turned out to be a delicious success! The chicken and kombu broth and Chashu pork was amazing. Although I can not eat gluten, she gave me very practical advice. We ate shoyu ramen on the day and will have miso ramen the next day. Thank you very much, Akemi-san.
I definitely learned a lot from this class and would recommend it to others.

03 Aug 2020
by Yoko N.
1/2 Day Online Ramen Class
Professional Ramen Class!

It was a great pleasure to attend Akemi’s online half day Essential Ramen class on Sunday afternoon.
Easy, Fun, Tasty… I’ve learned so many thing about Ramen deeply.
I’ve actually made various Ramen since then. So delicious!

It is a good idea to have a few breaks during the class, with no stress!
As Akemi stays online during the breaks, so we could ask her some questions as well.

I will definitely take another online class of Akemi in the near future.
Highly recommend. Arigato Akemi Sensei!

26 Jul 2020
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