03 Jul 2022 (Sun) 11:00
150 minutes
£85 per person

Vegan Shojin Cooking Class

Did you know that traditional Japanese temple food is completely plant-based?

Shojin Ryori cooking is the traditional cooking style and philosophy of the Buddhist monks in Japan which grew in popularity with the spread of Zen Buddhism since the 13th century.

Learn how to cook the Shojin Ryori classics such as:

○ Nasu Dengaku (Miso Aubergine)
○ Agedashi Tofu (Umami Deep-fried Tofu)
○ Kinpira (Soy Sweet Burdock & Carrots)
○ Takikomi Gohan Seasonal Simmered Rice
○ Kenchin Temple Soup
*All dishes are plant-based and gluten-free.

Experience the Shojin cooking in this fun and interactive class. At the end of the class, enjoy tasting the fruits of your labour .

Upon booking, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements in advance.

Any queries, please write to info@sozai.co.uk

Vegetarian Vegan Weekend Special
INSTRUCTOR

Kinu Yukawa

Kinu Yukawa is a Japanese chef and cookery teacher from Kobe, Japan. She ventured into the world of food early in life and fostered the basics of cooking from her grandmother. Later she trained French cuisine at Ecole Ritz Escoffier Paris and traditional Japanese cuisine in Kyoto.

Kinu believes in the simplicity of the Japanese philosophy of enjoying food with all the body's five senses <五感楽しむ和食>. She appreciates the importance of cooking with vegetables that are in season and at the height of their flavour. By respecting the seasons and their offerings, food nourishes and brings harmony to the body, which is the principle of "和食 Washoku" <the harmony of food> .

Kinu's teaching style focuses on cooking techniques and skills, ensuring that each students master the skills. Kinu is fascinated by sharing her expertise and knowledge of Japanese cooking with students of all walks of life and culinary levels.

REVIEWS
by Teresa Tan
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Amazing and fun

I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson with Kinu-san. Made a very yummy bento that husband and I enjoyed

04 Apr 2022
by Amanda
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Highly enjoyed this class. The food was so delicious. I substituted vegan egg for the eggs. Chef Kinu is an amazing teacher and I look forward to future online classes (I live in Canada). Easy to follow along. Supportive, knowledgeable and kind teacher.

24 Jan 2022
by Amanda
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Such a great experience! Will definetly recommend to others. Chef Kinu is supportive, kind, encouraging and a wealth of knowledge. Recipes and instruction were easy to follow.

24 Jan 2022
by naomi
Online Shojin Vegan Cooking Class
loved it!

This class was wonderful, Kinu-san is an incredible sweet teacher and made it super easy to follow. She was so welcoming and patient! Made everyone feel comfortable! Loved the cooking but loved the eating even more! Thanks again!

10 Jan 2022
UPCOMING CLASSES
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 and private dining experiences.