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Cooking Classes

Japanese “Osechi” vegan summer version 10th November

Oshogatsu, or New Year’s Day is an important time of celebration in Japanese culture. It’s a time when families get together to drink sake, laugh and enjoy special dishes served only at this time of year, called osechi. Come along and learn how to make macrobiotic osechi dishes, modernised and adapted to suit the warmer temperatures!

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●Matsukaze yaki – mung beans and mushroom Japanese style ‘meatloaf’
●Kuromame – sweet simmered black turtle beans
●Summer vegetable kanten – seasonal vegetables set in agar
●Shio koji mushroom – marinated mushrooms
●Amazu zuke – sweet pickled radish
●Kuri kinton
●Kuromame and Kuri kinton parlfait
●Isobe yaki – grilled brown rice mochi served with tamari and nori

Bookings essential>>>

-Dates: Sun 10 November
-Time: 11:00am-15:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $120pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea) *If you apply with your friends or purchase other cooking classes at same time, Osechi class fee will be $110pp. 
-Class size: 2-6 people -Bring your own apron

*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day.
Participant special :1 for $9 or 2 for $15

Bookings essential>>>

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Cooking Classes

Traditional Japanese pickles for Spring and Summer 13 October

Pickling is growing in popularity in Sydney!!
Join us and learn how to make 3 kind of traditional Japanese “Tsukemono” for Spring and Summer.
Tsukemono and Zuke mean pickles.

Nuka pickles
Nuka pickles are a very popular style of pickles in Japan. They contain lots of enzymes, minerals, Vitamin B12 and other essential vitamins. We will teach you how to make nuka doko(base) from scratch.

●Bettara zuke(Daikon+Koji pickles)
Bettara Zuke is a staple food for Japanese people, made using daikon(white radish). Slightly sweet and rich flavour. Traditionally, using sugar to make sweet and rich flavour but we are not using sugar.  We will use Ama-KOJI to make a quick and easy Bettara Zuke.

Cucumber tamari zuke (pickles)
Cucumber tamari pickles are a popular all places in Japan.  You may saw TV commercial “Q chan”. We are going to make similar one without any artificial additive.

Tofu feta
Tofu marinated with Japanese probiotic condiment SHiO-KOJI. It is amazingly delicious!!

Pickles lunch plate
We will use the pickles, tofu feta and other toppings to create a delicious personalised lunch plate of goodness. Top it all off with crunchy tamari seeds and special tahini dressing!

Seasonal miso soup
Making miso soup with seasonal vegetable and homemade miso.

*You will take some Cucumber tamari zuke home with you. *Containers for the Cucumber tamari zuke will be provided.

Bookings essential>>>

-Dates: Sunday 13th October
-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $120pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea)
*If you apply with your friends or purchase other cooking classes at same time, this class fee will be $110pp. 
-Class size: 2-6 people -Bring your own apron

*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking. *This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day.
Participant special :1 for $8 or 2 for $15

Bookings essential>>>

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Special Event

Vegan Sushi workshop at Gojyuan 豪寿庵 22nd September

Sushi is a gourmet cuisine iconic in Sydney.
On Sunday 22nd September, at the beautiful Japanese ryokan style Gojyuan in Balmian, Soramame will be holding a vegan oshi sushi workshop. Oshi means pressed, so we will be making ‘pressed sushi’. It is easier than nori rolls or nigiri! Participants will learn to make a variety of delicious ‘Neta’ – sushi toppings, sushi rice without sugar or artificial additives. You’ll design 1 or 2 colourful oshi sushi of your own!!

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●Sushi vinegar and sushi rice
●Marinated avocado and lemon for ‘Neta’
●Marinated beetroot and onion ‘Neta’
●Grilled vegetables ‘Neta’
●Tofu feta ‘Neta’
●Braised shiitake-mushroom ‘Neta’
●Refreshment(we’ll prepare lovely sweets)
●and more

-Date: Sunday 22nd September
-Time: 11:00am-1:30pm
-Venue: Gojyuan: 208 Darling Street Balmain NSW 2041
-Fee: $98pp(incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea)*If you attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $90pp! Please ask when you’re making the booking. 
-Class size: 10 people

Bookings essential>>
*Please bring your own apron.
*Most of the ingredients are organic or biodynamic.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*Koji products from Soramame Koji House will be available for purchase at a special price for participants on the day. Participant special: 1 for $8 or 2 for $15

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Cooking Classes

Vegan GF Sweets 15th September

Love sweets? But concerned about refined sugar, gluten, dairy, baking powder or eggs? Then come along to our next class where we will be making sweets using macrobiotic principles. It’s the sweets that you love, without the guilt! Perfect for the relaxed Spring.

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●Chocolate brownies with tofu cream
●Matcha parfait
●Macerated seasonal fruit
●A light lunch of brown rice balls, Miso soup and Pickles with SHiO-KOJI

Bookings essential>>>

-Dates: Sunday 15 September
-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $120pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea)
*If you apply with your friends or purchase other cooking classes at same time, this class fee will be $110pp. 
-Class size: 2-6 people -Bring your own apron

*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking. *This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day.
Participant special :1 for $8 or 2 for $15

Bookings essential>>>

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Cooking Classes

White(Shiro 白) miso making in August

Make White miso the traditional way, using Organic chick peas, Koji culture and sea salt. Without the need for pre-packaged products with all of their nasties, this workshop will teach you to make useful Japanese White miso from scratch!

●Handmade White miso
●Variety of delicious miso recipes
: White miso stew, Brown rice bread, Shallot with vinegar miso‘Negi nuta’
●Sweets (will be prepared for you before the class)
We’ll be hold Red miso class as well!

*You will take about 400-500g miso home with you to rest for a 4 weeks. It will be worth the wait!!!
*Containers for the miso will be provided.

[White(Shiro 白 )Miso/using organic chick peas]
-Sun 18 August
Sun 25 August

[Red(Aka 赤 )Miso/using organic soy beans]
-Sun 28 July
-Sun 11 August
Bookings essential>>>

-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $120pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea) *If you book 2 classes at the same time or attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $110pp! Please ask when you’re making the booking. *If you are attending White miso and Red miso both classes, receive special discount. Fees will be $210pp
-Class size: 2-5 people

*Bring your own apron
*As we use organic, biodynamic and chemical free produce ingredients may vary according to seasonal availability.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day. Participant special: 1 for $8 or 2 for $15
Bookings essential>>>

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Cooking Classes

Red(Aka 赤) miso making in July and August

Make Miso the traditional way, using Organic soy beans, Koji culture and sea salt. Without the need for pre-packaged products with all of their nasties, this workshop will teach you to make traditional Japanese Red miso from scratch!

●Handmade Red miso
●Variety of delicious miso recipes
: Grilled brown rice balls with spicy miso paste, Boiled vegetables with creamy miso dressing, Seasonal vegetable miso soup and more
●Sweets
 (will be prepared for you before the class)
We’ll be hold White miso class as well!

*You will take about 400-500g miso home with you to rest for a year. It will be worth the wait!!!
*Containers for the miso will be provided.

[Red(Aka 赤 )Miso/using organic soy beans]
-Sun 28 July
-Sun 11 August

[White(Shiro 白 )Miso/using organic chick peas]
-Sun 18 August
-Sun 25 August
Bookings essential>>>

-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $120pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea) *If you book 2 classes at the same time or attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $110pp! Please ask when you’re making the booking. *If you are attending White miso and Red miso both classes, receive special discount. Fees will be $210pp
-Class size: 2-5 people

*Bring your own apron
*As we use organic, biodynamic and chemical free produce ingredients may vary according to seasonal availability.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day. Participant special: 1 for $8 or 2 for $15
Bookings essential>>>

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Recipes using koji

Tamari-koji flavoured fried brown rice

[Ingredients] serves 2

Vegetables
1/2 onion: Chop into fine pieces
1/4 broccoli: Separate into small bunches, cut the stem into this slices

Rice
300g cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon tamari-koji
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Pepper
[Method]

1. Heat up the pan and pour sesame oil. Stir fry onion until it gets soft and moist, then add broccoli. Take them out form the pan when they are cooked and replace into a plate.

2. Put brown rice into the same pan, stir fry until it gets separated into pieces, then put back cooked vegetables into the pan, season with tamari koji. Add some pepper at the end.

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Request Classes

Private cooking classes are available

■Private Cooking Class

-Dates: Upon request
-Time: Upon request (Duration 3 hrs/ incl. eating time)
-Fees: $95pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down lunch and healing tea)
-Class Size: Minimum 3 people

You can choose from  our variety of cooking classes>>>

*Bookings  essential>>>


[ Venue ]

Private Cooking Classes/Soramame Kitchen
Walk 7-8 mins from Bondi Junction Station
*We will advise you of the address after your booking is confirmed.



Home Visit Cooking Class/Upon request

*Classes are held in English and Japanese
*Menus are subject to change with produce availability

*Bookings  essential>>>

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Chewing

Try! chewing 100 times per mouthful meditative meal!!

Boost your immune system!

Chewing is one of the most important parts of your diet. Saliva contains lots of natural enzymes, which aids your digestion and boosts your immune system. Join us once a week for a meditative dinner, chewing 100 times per mouthful! It will be a great way to reset your body and mind.

▶ Date and time: Upon request
▶ Fee: $30pp (from 3 – up to 5 people)
▶ Includes an explanation of the benefits of chewing,
a tasty chewing plate eg. Brown rice, Soup, 3-4 side dishes,
healing tea
▶ Place: Soramame kitchen: 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction
*We will advise you of the address after your booking is confirmed
▶ Duration: approximately 1 hrs
▶ Please book and pay by 1 week before the day

Photo/ Sample chewing plate

*Bookings  essential>>>