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Monday, February 29, 2016

Ramen class, April 3, 2016

Back by popular demand, another ramen class! Learn to make noodles, stock and some toppings in this hands on class.

Sunday, April 3, 2016
limited space for 6
for more information: vegshaku8 at gmail
to register:


handmade ramen noodles
Mushroom stock
Tofu char siu
seasoned shitake
pickled greens
pickled sprouts

Thai/Viet class, March 27, 2016

Explore some of the delightful flavors of Southeast Asia in this hands on cooking class.

Sunday, March 27, 2016
limited space for 6
located in West Oakland
for more information or to register:

We will be creating the following dishes:

Tom Woon Sen (Glass Noodle Soup)
Vietnamese crepes filled with tofu and sprouts
Pad See Ew (Rice Noodles with Sweet Soy Sauce)
Stir Fried Asparagus and Mushrooms
Lemongrass Tempeh

Vegan ice cream class, Thursday March 17, 2016

Been getting lots of requests for this over the years and finally i will teach a vegan ice cream class. Learn how to make amazing creamy desserts from nuts!

Thursday March 17
7 pm
West Oakland
limited space for 6
for more information or to register:

We will be creating ice cream from coconut and from cashew as well as homemade waffle cones and toppings.

Flavors for this evening will be:
Chocolate banana (coconut based)
Strawberry (cashew based)

waffle cones
maple walnuts
hot fudge sauce

Ital foods class, April 10, 2016

Jamaican Ital foods are the star of this class. One of my personal favorite cuisines. As always, hands on, so you will be making all the dishes with the 5 others in attendance.

Sunday, April 10, 2016
limited space for 6
for more information; vegshaku8 at gmail
to register:

We will be making the following dishes:

Jamaican patties; A wonderful dough filled with spicy cabbage, carrots and cauliflower.
Calaloo: Mustards, collards and other greens stewed with taro and coconut milk
Jerk Tempeh
Turned Cornmeal (Jamaica's version of polenta)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Shing02 dinner/concert, February 22, 2016

Just added a very late addition to my dinner/concert calendar for this coming Monday, February 22. Shing02 is a huge name in the music scene in Japan, an old friend of mine and i have appeared on several of his recordings. He plays for thousands in Japan and will perform for a small audience of 20 diner/listeners on Monday in a loft in West Oakland! It is hard to put him or his music in a box. He was born in Japan but mostly grew up in Tanzania and England and has lives in the bay area, NYC, LA and elsewhere. His music is influenced by hip hop, jazz, Japanese traditional music, electronic music and rock. Very unique and fascinating songwriter, composer and performer!

Menu will be:
shaved asparagus, white bean, cashew feta cheese, pine nut salad

cumin peppercorn crusted seitan, maple smoked tempeh, cashew herb cheese balls, yuzu beer mustard, Anadama bread. pickled red onions and capers

potato gnocchi baked with with basil pesto, almond ricotta and mushrooms. roasted brocillini.

our homemade waffle cones with our renowmed ice creams
tonights flavors will be:
orange cardamom chocolate ice cream (coconut based)
pistachio matcha with dried cherries (cashew based)
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Ital: Jamaican feast, February 5, 2016 in Oakland

Flavors of Jamaica! Ital cuisine, the vegan food of the rastafarians, one of the most colorful and flavorful of the globe's vegetarian tradittions!
 Friday, February 5, 2016
7 pm
limited space for 20

for more information and to register, please follow the link:


Ital Soup. Allspice coconut broth with root vegetables, lime and herbs.

Jamaican pattie: A turmeric spiced dough filled with curried cabbage, carrots and peas, served with tamarind sauce and a side of cho-cho apple salad

Black eyed pea fritters, turned cornmeal, Calalu (mustards, collards, spinach stewed with taro), mango habanero sauce

Ice cream cones
Homemade waffle cones with soursop coconut ice cream and spiced banana chocolate (cashew based) with cookie crumbles and mango sauce.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ramen making class, February 28, 2016

Let's make ramen! Yes, noodles, stock and toppings!

We will learn to make homemade ramen noodles, some delightful mushroom/seaweed based broth and some very interesting toppings made from tofu, mushrooms, green vegetables and root vegetables.

Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, 2016 (same class being offered 2 different days due to the demand)
limited space for 6
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at