Japanese Cooking and Sushi Making Classes in London | Sozai

This class is fully booked.

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

(317 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 Max
Essential Ramen - Ramen Level 1 ❤️Valentine Special❤️
15 Feb 2024
Amazing class

I would very highly recommend this incredible class, full of knowledge and expertise, and also extremely fun to do! :)

by Helene
Black Cod, Tempura and Japanese Home Cooking
13 Feb 2024
Enjoyable and Instructive

Had a wonderful time and the good was amazing! Very well organised and great, relaxed atmosphere. X

by Marie
Black Cod, Tempura and Japanese Home Cooking
12 Feb 2024
Japanese Home Cooking with Sozai is the best

Thank you for an informative, interesting and delicious insight to Japanese home cooking. I enjoyed your warm and engaging style of talking about the food, demonstrating the techniques and the explanation about the chemistry of flavours. You have encouraged me to try the recipes at home and incorporate into my own home cooking.