Japanese Cooking and Sushi Making Classes in London | Sozai

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Sushi Master Class

18 Feb 2024 (Sun)
11:00 240 minutes
£180 per person

**This is an ultimate a full day sushi class learning all about how to recreate a restaurant quality sushi plate at home**

During the class, you will learn how to make the Japanese restaurant recipe of special blended umami soy sauce 'nikiri' and learn how to make the perfect sushi rice. An experienced instructor will take you through the journey of gourmet sushi rolls using the top quality ingredients, for your first sushi roll you will make your own crispy and succulent tempura prawns to use in the first sushi rolls.

You will also learn how to make the perfect sushi rice, the most important element of sushi making. You will learn what and where to buy the authentic ingredients as well as how to store them.

The raw fish used in the class is a professional quality sourced from Japanese fishmongers and the reputable local fishmongers with sustainable fish. You will learn where to buy the fish online and off line and how to store them.
The instructor will fillet the whole sea bream for the class, and you will learn how to slice your own for your first nigiri sushi.

During the class, you will make the following sushi:

1) Tempura prawn rolls
2) Spicy salmon rolls
3) Dragon rolls with avocado and prawn
3) Nigiri Salmon - torched for flavour
4) Nigiri Sea bream with truffle oil and truffle salt
5) Nigiri Scallops
6) Nigiri Tuna

Depending on the availability, fresh wasabi is used for nigiri.

The class will break for lunch with a first set of sushi you created.
2 glasses of drinks of your choice (sake, white wine, Japanese beer, soft drinks) are included.

※ Ingredients are subject to availability, it may change without prior notice.

Sushi Weekend Intermediate


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.