Shojin Ryori

Course outcome

Shojin Ryori is a vegetarian cuisine which is based mainly on rice, soybean products (e.g. tofu), seaweed, mushrooms and seasonal fresh vegetables and is eaten by Buddhist monks. In Japan, it is frequently served in restaurants, located near to Zen temples and can also be served at the temples.

This hands-on workshop introduces you to shojin ryori and having the results for lunch

Topics List the types of activities

  • Philosophy/Concept of the Shojin ryori
  • Nutrition value of eating the Shojin ryori.
  • General correct dining etiquette covered a range of situation from casual to fine dining.
  • Background of traditional & modern Japanese culture.

 How is the class run?

  • Introduction to very basic typical Japanese ingredients.
  • Practical demonstration.
  • Make small groups to involve more cooking experience
  • Final testing – Lunch

Duration; approx. 3hours
Venue: Gojyuan at Balmain
Cost: $80/person

Item to bring: Apron, 2 tea towels, Pen, Take away container