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Soba Workshop with Sonoko Sakai

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Saturday, November 23, 11-2:00 PM 
Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA
777 S. Alameda St. #174 Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 372 - 5686

Join Sonoko Sakai as she teaches you how to make and serve traditional Nihachi style Soba. Soba is the traditional hand-rolled and cut buckwheat noodles that have been enjoyed as a nourishing healing food in Japan since ancient times.

Students will gain a new appreciation for Japanese food and culture while hand-making soba noodles, using a blend of fresh, native stone-ground organic buckwheat flour from Japan and Sonora wheat flour from a new crop from Tehachapi, California.

We will finish the workshop with tastings of Seiro style Chicken and Leek soba with Tsukemen Soup. Vegan / Vegetarian option is with mushrooms and leeks. The meals will be followed by Japanese fruit dessert and you'll even get to take home 2 servings of soba and dipping sauces.  The menu is subject to availability of ingredients.

The workshop is limited to 14 students and it's sure to be sold out so sign up soon!

Please indicate if you are vegetarian in the "notes" section during the checkout.

Following the workshop, we will have a book signing with Sonoko for her new book, Japanese Home Cooking. You will have the opportunity to buy the book and have her sign it. 

* If the workshop is sold out, make sure to subscribe in the box above and once the workshop comes back online you'll be the first to hear about it. 

Sonoko Sakai is a Japanese cooking teacher, food industry advocate, and food writer based in Los Angeles. She is also the founder of Common Grains, a cultural and agricultural project, dedicated to providing a deeper appreciation and understanding of Japanese food and culture. After studying soba making in Tokyo, Sonoko has been on a passionate pursuit to make soba as accessible in America as ramen and pasta. She is focused on teaching the importance of sustainable production of heirloom grains within a healthy lifestyle. Her stories and recipes have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Saveur, Lucky Peach, KCRW Good Food, and Migrant Kitchen. Sonoko also wrote The Poetical Pursuit of Food: Japanese Recipes for American Cooks (Potter), Ricecraft (Chronicle Books). Her new cookbook, Japanese Home Cooking (Roost) just released.  

You’ll also receive a 15% discount at Poketo Project Space as well as all future workshops. Please read our Workshop FAQ for more info. 

This is a great workshop for team-building and for the whole family. Please read our Workshop FAQ for more info

  • Light snacks are included and you’ll receive a 15% discount at Poketo Project Space as well as all future workshops. All materials are included in the workshop and you will get to cook and taste your own soba along with other side dishes made by Sonoko. Please read our Workshop FAQ for more info. 
  • When you arrive at the brand new Poketo Project Space at the Row, a new community of independent retailers and restaurants, you can find free street parking along Alameda or park in the ROW parking structure for a $12 daily fee. 
If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email 

The last 4 photos are by Ben Hunter