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Black Cod, Tempura and Japanese Home Cooking

11 Feb 2024 (Sun)
15:30 180 minutes
£125 per person

If you want to learn the Japanese home cooking, this class is for you.
During the class, you will make 6 iconic dishes.

The highlight of the half-day class is undoubtedly Black Cod. It is probably the most expensive fish on the menu in Japanese restaurant, the price could be as much as £45 a portion. The legendary restaurant NOBU made it famous for its intense aroma and melt in mouth texture, it's buttery and rich flavor enhanced by the sweet miso marinade has captured the heart of so many food-lovers all over the globe. During the class you learn how to prepare and marinade the fish, and how to cook to its perfection. As marination takes 2-3 days, you will prepare and marinade a slice of black cod to take home and cook in your own time. As for your dinner, we will cook the pre-marinated black cod with you, so you will taste the fish with your lunch. You get 2 black cods!!

You will also prepare and cook the following dishes:

Ginger rice with sake and miso
Spinach with tofu and sesame
Japanese dashi omelette
Vegetable kakiage tempura
Miso soup

At the end of the class, you will enjoy a full meal you have created, assisted by a great sip of sake or your choice of drink.


Akemi Yokoyama

(325 reviews)

Akemi Yokoyama has a background in Japanese food provenance, nurtured from her Father, who along with his family foraged and fished throughout the Island of Hokkaido. She is now a Japanese food specialist, chef, presenter and writer based in London. Her regular Japanese cookery classes at Sozai have received very favourable reviews in the UK’s national media, including Time Out and The Telegraph. She has also appeared on the popular TV programmes, C4’s Sunday Brunch and CBBC's Saturday Mash-Up, teaching the presenters how to make sushi. She is also an in demand private chef. She has cooked for celebrities including Tina Turner and Rina Sawayama.

She demonstrates authentic Japanese cooking in the UK and Europe at many diverse events, and she regularly works with the Japanese government’s related organizations promoting Japanese cuisine and sake to the media and public. Her latest culinary interests include all aspects of fermentation and flavour experimentation across multiple food cultures. .

Akemi is a member of the Japanese Culinary Academy UK, is a certified miso sommelier. She has judged Sake category at International Wine Challenge in 2020/2021/2022.

by amandine
Sushi Master Class
30 May 2024
Getting to sushi master level!

This was a great session in a small format to learn more about the few things I didn't know about making sushi rolls and discovering new recipe. It was a very pleasant afternoon and I recommend it!

by Sam
Roll & Roll Sushi Class
13 May 2024
Great session

We loved this session! A great host and we learned a lot about Japanese culture as well as sushi itself.

We made a lot of sushi and got a really good goody bag.

Only thing that would make it 5 star would be to have more fish in the sushi we made, as it was mainly veg based.

by Jamie
Roll & Roll Sushi Class
08 May 2024

The event but was very formally presented and was therefore not very fun.