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One Plate Zen Online Cooking Classes


  • Learn about Shojin Ryori

  • Learn about Zen way of cooking

  • Obtain basic Japanese culinary techniques

  • Learn traditional Zen vegan dishes

  • Learn how to apply the cooking techniques to your daily meals

  • Discover new ingredients and flavors

  • Learn about the Japanese presentation style

  • Learn basic Japanese table manners

Registration from November 1st, 2020

~ Shojin Ryori ~

Japanese Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine ~

3 Day Cooking Workshop

January, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 2021


What is Shojin Ryori?

"Shojin Ryori" is a general term for Japanese Zen vegetarian cuisine originally referred to the meal prepared for the monks in the monasteries.

Shojin Ryori does not have a specific method or a form, however it is the basis of modern Japanese cuisine and it has transformed through time.

Shojin Ryori is vegan with the ingredients centered around soybean products, dried vegetables, fermented foods, and seasonal vegetables.


Please register by email.

We will send you the the payment methods and the detail information about the classes.

Shojin Ryori January 2021

~ Shojin Ryori ~ Japanese Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine ~

3 Day Cooking Workshop

January, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 2021

CEST time

Day 1-17th 5pm-6pm

Day 2-24th 5pm-6:30pm

Day 3-31st 5pm-6:30pm

PTD time

Day 1-17th 7:00 am

Day 2-24th 7: 00-8: 30am

Day 3-31st 7:00 am-8:30am

HST time

Day 1-17th 5:00 am

Day 2-24th 5:00-6:30 am

Day 3-31st 5:00 am-6:30am

Cost: 90 € / $ 105

Max: 10


but you may transfer your reservation to another.


Special Features about this workshop

In this workshop we will guide you through the foundation of Japanese cuisine, Shojin Ryori.


As the cuisine is plant based, prepared without meat, fish or other animal products, it can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike.


You will learn by experiencing the spontaneity and delicacy of Japanese cooking techniques to enhance the natural flavor of the ingredients.

You will learn the Zen way of cooking and partaking of the meal.


You will learn how Japanese cuisine evolved through time, still keeping the core essence of the traditional way of cooking.

Menu: Ichi ju sansai meal

Three side dishes


Miso soup


(details will later be announced)

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Workshop Goals: To be able to prepare a "Ichi-ju san-sai" * meal.

Day 1 Lecture

What is Shojin Ryori?

Learn the history of Shojin Ryori.

How is it different from traditional Japanese cuisine?

How is it different from western cuisine?

Are there rules and restriction when preparing?

Learn about the Japanese cooking utensils.


Day 2 Demonstration and Cooking

Learn about Shojin dashi ** (vegetarian broth)

Learn how to cook Japanese rice and miso soup.

What is Ichi-ju san-sai?


The instructor will show you how to prepare shojin dashi,

rice, and miso soup.

You are welcome to cook your own during the demonstration


Day 3 Remote Cooking

You will prepare Ichi-ju san-sai meal in your own kitchen

with the guidance of the instructors.

When the cooking is completed and served,

each meal will be checked and feedbacks

from the instructors will be given.

* "ichi-ju san-sai" is a traditional Japanese meal style which consists of three side dishes, rice, soup, and pickles.

** Shojin dashi is a vegetable broth used in Shojin ryori mainly from dried vegetables, such as kombu seaweed and shiitake mushrooms.


Naoko Moller California, USA

A Japanese cooking connoisseur, teaches Shojin Ryori Zen Buddhist

Cuisine and Japanese culture.

Born in a Zen Buddhist temple in Niigata, Japan, raised in Hawaii and in Japan at Zen Buddhist temples.

Learned how to cook by assisting her mother from an early age and as a minister's wife by cooking for large groups at Zen Buddhist temples.

Conducts Zen Buddhist vegetarian cooking workshops and educational workshops in England, America, and in Japan.

Currently enjoying off-the grid life with her husband in Northern California.

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