Umami Food Studio – A World Of Asian Cooking


Have you ever wanted to whip up your own dim sum, sushi or Asian-style street food, but had no idea where to begin? Book yourself a hands-on cooking class with Rany Jo at the Umami Food Studio in Midrand. You will leave with a greater understanding of ingredients, cooking techniques and Asian flavours. 

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Rany Jo’s dream of bringing her native South Korean cuisine to South African homes was realised in 2017. She opened Umami Food Studio at her home in Midrand with the simple hope of inspiring amateur cooks to explore an array of Asian flavours in their cooking. Rany believes that Koreans and South Africans really aren’t that different. Our common connection – food and the ritual of eating together as families.

That’s why Umami Food Studio offers small, hands-on cooking classes. Focusing on fuss-free and healthy Oriental-style dishes, Rany helps her blossoming chefs on their way to creating home masterpieces.

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Rany Jo

Here’s what you can expect to learn at an Umami Food Studio class:

  • How to get maximum flavour and value out of ingredients.
  • An array of Asian cooking techniques and how to best match each technique to the selected ingredients.
  • Cooking principles and all the “whys” (or why nots!), behind “what” needs to be done – which can also be applied in your daily Western cooking.
  • Lifestyle tips on minimising waste, saving cooking times and food costs and incorporating gut health into your everyday diet.

Rany welcomes all new cooks into her home with a distinctive Korean hospitality. You will immediately feel at ease and geared up to start learning. Umami Food Studio’s promise is this: you will leave the class with full confidence to go on and improvise without relying on the recipe!

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Dumplings, Vietnamese Street Food, Sushi, Japanese Salads And More!

Umami Food Studio is a foodie’s paradise. Hosting up to ten custom workshops a month, Rany is certainly one busy cook! This autumn, she delves into the mastery of Asian cooking with dim sum, poke and sushi workshops. Seats are already selling out, so you better get to securing your spot at the stove.

Dumpling 101: Pork & Prawn

This is the ultimate masterclass in Asian cooking for amateurs and home cooks. In this interactive class with Rany, you will learn how to prepare, freeze and serve traditional dumplings properly. The dumplings are cooked in four different ways and served with two delicious Korean dipping sauces, as well as Umami’s signature celery and onion pickles. There are only 10 seats left for this class, so get booking as soon as possible!

Date: Thursday, 19 March 2020 from 18:00 – 22:00.

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Vietnamese Street Food

Rany’s Vietnamese Street Food class is one of her most popular. Come and discover the aromatic, bold and fresh flavours of Vietnam, using Rany’s tried and tested recipes. Having spent one full week in Hanoi and Hoi-an learning the art of Vietnamese cuisine, she is a relative expert on this exotic cuisine. This class is limited to 12 seats, so don’t wait to book!

Date: Thursday, 2 April 2020 from 18:00 – 22:00.

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Sushi 101 – Vegetarian Sushi 

Vegetarian sushi? Welcome to an exciting and explosive world of taste and texture! In this class, Rany will cover everything about making sushi from scratch. You will also get to know exciting ingredients, such as oyster mushrooms, kimchi and vegetarian pulled pork. This class is for vegetarians and anybody seeking to incorporate more plant-based options into their diet.

Date: Saturday, 30 May 2020 from 09:30 – 13:30.

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If you require a one-on-one approach, Rany also offers private classes, birthday classes and team building classes.

For More Information

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Details: 064 527 3067 | rany@umamifoodstudio.co.za | 1169 Augrabies Falls Boulevard, Midrand, Gauteng.

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