- Cheaper than a regular cooking classes, sometimes FREE with special promotional offer.
- Enjoy the entertainment of cooking along with your friends and family through the screen.
- Vegetarian or plant-based/perfect for the busy person.
- Immediate answers to your questions during class.
- Learning Washoku food, which you can cook repeatedly.
- The background of Japanese food and culture while cooking.
- Make new friends through weekly cooking lessons online.
- Tips to use local ingredients to cook Japanese food.
- From authentic to newly popular Japanese recipes taught by Japanese instructors.
- Repeat more complex procedures by taking you through the process and allowing you to watch the first time around.
06 May 2021
Join us for online Japanese Cooking, Sozai Friends!
Cooking is an enjoyable, friendly and relaxing experience.
SOZAI FRIENDS for the ultimate Japanese cooking experience.
You may be thinking ;
"I like Japanese food, but I'm bored with Takeaway menus..."
"I want to cook nice fresh Washoku but don't know where to start..."
" I struggle to follow written instructions on recipe blogs while cooking..."
"I want to try something different..."
"I want to ask questions to a pro while cooking..."
"Do I have to buy lots of unique ingredients to cook Japanese food? It seems complicated for me..."
If so, come and join Sozai Friends!
About Sozai Friends
Since the COVID-19 lockdown, we have missed so many opportunities to meet current/new friends though cooking and dining. So in Feb 2021, our instructors created an online Japanese cooking group for anyone who loves to eat Japanese food and who would like to cook along in their own comfortable kitchens. Most of the dishes are popular in Japan and relatively simple but tasty. We wish you to make new friends in the Sozai Friends group and have fun cooking together!
1. What are the benefits?
2. How & When is it held / How long is each class?
3. Who can take the class?
4. What do I need to prepare before the class?
5. What are some examples of previous Sozai Friends menus?
6. How much does it cost?
7. Testimonials from Participants.
Q1. What are the benefits?
A: Joining Sozai Friends will give you these benefits achievements;
Q2. How & When is it held / How long is each class?
A: All online / approx. 60 min.
Most classes are held Tuesday daytime or evening. Are you working weekdays? Don't worry, we have a class at weekends! Getting together with new friendly faces have been a fantastic and fun way to connect weekly!
All the class are held online via Zoom. Classes are approximately 60 min, a little shorter than other standard cooking classes, so even your children won't have enough time to get bored! They are perfect for busy people who want to cook with their own hands.
Q3. Levels / Who can take the class?
A: Easy / Beginners and any other levels.
Sozai Friends Japanese cooking classes bring together people from various ages, backgrounds and cultures. maybe you're interested in cooking but don't know how to get started. Perhaps you've tried cooking before but didn't like the results. Maybe you're just curious about how Japanese foods are prepared and would love to learn more.
The class will start from the basics, like cooking Japanese rice, with more advanced or unique menus. You do not have to be an expert in cooking to give it a try. Our experienced instructor will explain all the essential in English step by step, and you'll learn what you need to do when repeating it yourself at home. Also, we'll create an opening contest around your questions so that find out exactly how a whole bunch of condiments and ingredients come together. Furthermore, our instructor can advice vegetarian or plant-based / free alternative options.
Of course, you can use the cooking class as a reward for somebody who helped you, and after an hour of class, your family can join and help you eat the amazing results!
Q4: What do I need to prepare before the class?
A: Ingredients, cooking equipment, and Zoom link. All the requirements will be informed in advance. Most of the ingredients are available at your local supermarket. Also, we'll advise where to get some unique Japanese ingredients if you would like.
Q5: What are some example of previous Sozai Friends class menu?
A: Omurice ( omelette with Ketchup fried rice), Temaki sushi, Steamed Bread, Tamagoyaki, Onigirazu, Dashi and Miso soup, Agedashi tofu...and so on. These recipes are famous as Japanese home cooking, tasty but not so complicated to make, simple and easy to repeat.
Also, many Washoku recipes are nutritiously considered and much healthier than ready-made dishes. Furthermore, there is the fundamental category called SHOZIN RYORI = Zen Buddhism vegan Japanese cuisine.
There are so many varieties of vegetarian or low-fat dishes! Not only authentic dishes, but we'll teach modern Japanese or updated category with a hint of Japanese essence in well known menus like Tofu Cheesecake or Matcha Scone.
Q6: How much does it cost?
A: £20 per person per class.
It is slightly cheaper than our regular online cooking class. With this experience, you'll get decent Japanese culinary skills.
As a token of our gratitude, you'll receive a premium coupon if you subscribe to our newsletter. We welcome family or group bookings, and you can also use them as a gift.
All you need to do to book, is to click the class you like and fill is the information though the website. Once the booking is completed, we will send you a confirmation of the booking. On the day before class, we'l' send you a Zoom link as well.
Additionally, we'd love to welcome you and one another household member to this series of free to join, so why not cook together with your family and friends?
Q7: Testimonials from Participants
A: Since Feb to April 2021, we have had more than ten Sozai Friends classes. A total 400 participants have already enjoyed it, and it's getting more popular now.
As you see below, we've received an enormous amount of positive feedback. Not only enjoying cooking along but fun, achievements, good bounds with family and friends!
"I love the relaxed approach -I am really enjoyed all the new Japanese food that I am learning; thank you so much."
"I have done 3 classes with you and enjoyed all them."
"I loved the enthusiasm in the class and the level of interaction."
"Love all the class.Thanks a lot."
"Wonderful classes, excellent instructors. The atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming. I look forward to it and feel engaged with the instructors. I like that are responsive to the chat and encourage us to ask questions. i always learn a lot and feel happy and positive after the class :-) "
"We love your classes as always friendly, informative, simple and tasty foods."
"It's always lovely to attend Sozai courses. All instructors are very excellent and skilful, and I always enjoy learning something new! Thank you!"
"I didn't know much about Japanese cooking before starting the classes, but I enjoyed the food when I visited Japan, so this has been a great way to learn more. I've enjoyed all the classes I've attended and learnt lot abut different meals and dished, but also lots of tips and cooking tricks. The classes are very relaxed, and the instructors are very patient and explain things well, and I've been able to repeat the recipes on my own successfully. I would be interested in learning more about
any element of Japanese cooking, particularly vegetarian/vegan options."
"It was great fun as we're cooking breakfast together at 7am!
We felt the day had started very special. The tutorial was excellent.Thank you so much"
"An award winner chef's knowledge and baking skills are shared in an easy with delicious results."
"I just wanted to say thank you for hosting the Friends events..my son can be a bit of picky eater but has really enjoyed the cook along we've joined in and has all of the food. It'd been such a joy to see him get involved with cooking and also to less isolated during lockdown, so a big thank you for hosting these!"
"Really tasty end result and easy to adapt to what you have in fridge. Fantastic recipe for quick, mid-week, easy and healthy supper/lunch. I like these classes as it makes me cook some different and finding cooking Japanese food not al all difficult."
Finally, the biggest benefit you get is...making new friends in Sozai Friends! Would you like to join us? Please see upcoming classes and make a booking!
Happy Cooking :)
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