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Fall 2019 Workshops

Here are the workshops I will be conducting this Summer 2019. All my classes are conducted at Highland Park, Los Angeles unless otherwise stated. Do bring along an apron, kitchen towels and containers so you can pack home your labour of love! Before signing up, please read these workshop terms & conditions. Thank you, and I look forward to having you join my classes!

Soba Workshop
135.00

Soba, so good! Learn how to make traditional hand-cut soba noodles from scratch. In this workshop, you will also learn how to make the dipping sauce and soup from scratch. To top it off, we’ll prepare Duck, Mushroom and Leek toppings for the soba noodles. (Includes a tasting lunch). A Japanese dessert or seasonal fruit is included in the meal. Vegan option is available. Please notify Sonoko in advance.

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Time: 9-Noon 12

Location: Highland Park, Los Angeles


Date : Sunday, December 29, 2019

Time: 9-Noon

Location: Highland Park

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Japanese Curry Brick and Curry Workshop
135.00

There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of Japanese curry to warm your soul on a cold day. In this workshop, we will make curry from scratch, using fresh whole spices and seeds. We will create our own spice blends and make a curry brick which you can bring home to cook, only ours will be without any unsustainable ingredients, preservatives or food coloring. We will then make a chicken and vegetable curry and have it for lunch with rice and home made Fukujinzuke relish - pickles of the seven lucky gods. A Japanese dessert or fresh fruit in season will be served with the meal. This recipe was featured in the New York Times.

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019 SOLD OUT!

Time: 3-6pm

Location: Highland Park

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019 SOLD OUT!

Time: 9-Noon

Location: Highland Park


Date Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time 3-6pm

Location: Highland Park

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Time: 9-Noon

Location: Highland Park

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time: 9-Noon

Location: Highland Park

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Tofu Workshop
150.00

Tofu making is similar to cheese making in that regards but it’s plant based. The beans we use in this workshop is non-GMO soybeans from Laura’s Soybeans in Iowa. When you consider that 90% of the soybeans produced in the US is GMO, store-bought tofu is made mostly with GMO soybeans.

There are three steps to making tofu. Soak the soybeans, make soy milk and coagulate the soy milk. It’s a little more work in the kitchen to make tofu but once you get a hang of the coagulation, it’s pretty simple. We will make medium firm and soft tofu. We will use the lees to make whole grain tofu lees pancakes and use the whey to make miso soup, so no part of the bean will be wasted.


Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 9-Noon

Location: Highland Park

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time: 3-6pm

Location: Highland Park

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Oden Hot Pot Workshop
150.00

Oden is one of the oldest and most popular Japanese hot pots. What goes into oden varies from home to home, shop to shop, and region to region. Most Japanese cooks make oden with store-bought oden ingredients, but I try to make as many of the entries from scratch as possible because I don’t like all the preservatives that industrial manufacturers use—my constant refrain. So my oden is unique in that way. It takes a little more work than buying pre-made ingredients, but it is well worth the effort. Ingredients in this hot pot include Cabbage roll, Mochi stuffed Fried Tofu, Fresh Fish Fritters, Potatoes, Daikon Radish, Carrots, Egg, Konnyaku, and more.

Date: Sunday, November 3 , 2019

Time: 9-Noon

Location: Highland Park. Los Angeles

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Homemade Soybean Miso
150.00

This is a hands-on miso workshop. You will each make 1 quart of miso using non-GMO Laura’s soybeans. You will take the miso home to complete the fermentation which will take 6 months to a year. You can start using the young miso when it’s 3 months old but I like my miso when it’s between 9-12 months old. A miso-themed lunch will be served.

Date: November 2, 2019

Time: 3-6pm

Location: Highland Park, Los Angeles

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RAMEN WORKSHOP
150.00

Making ramen is time in the kitchen but it is one of the most rewarding eating experiences you can have. We will make the noodles, toppings and soup all from scratch. Toppings will include yakibuta, braised pork belly, ramen egg and seasonal vegetables. The soup will be made from a rich stock of pork bones, chicken bones, shiitake and kombu that will simmer for 2 days. I will show the to you in steps so you only have to spend a morning with me.

November 9, 2019

Time: 9am-Noon

Location: Highland Park, Los Angeles

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Gift Card
from 135.00

This gift card expires on 2021. Special events and off-site workshops are excluded from this gift card.

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