Japanese Knotweed Season Workshop 2024:

Knotweed Tempura & Stir-fry

with Hiroki Yasuda

31 mei 2024

Join us for an exclusive culinary workshop with renowned Japanese chef Hiroki Yasuda, where you'll master the art of transforming the Japanese Knotweed into a delicious treat of crispy and flavorful tempura. This workshop is perfect for food enthusiasts looking to expand their culinary repertoire with unique dishes.

Knotweed Summit Tickets // Workshop Tickets


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What will you do 

During this hands-on cooking session, Chef Hiroki Yasuda will guide you through the entire process of preparing Japanese Knotweed for use in tempura. Known for its invasive nature, this plant can be turned into a culinary treasure with the right techniques, which you will learn under the guidance of an expert. 

This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to learn from a master chef, experiment with an unusual ingredient, and add an extraordinary dish to your culinary skills. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a curious foodie, you'll leave with a newfound appreciation for Japanese Knotweed and the art of tempura.

Join us and transform the way you think about and use invasive plants in cooking!

Japanese Knotweed Season 2024

Every spring, Mediamatic organises a season around Japanese knotweed. Knotweed is a fast-growing plant known in Europe for being considered invasive. What many do not know, however, is that this plant species has a host of positive properties. During this season we will explore how to live in harmony with this controversial plant.


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Hiroki Yasuda

Hiroki Yasuda’s passion for the culinary arts took root in his hometown of Nagoya, Japan, where he was both born and raised. From an early age, Hiroki was captivated by the art of crafting and enjoying exquisite dishes, a passion that would shape his entire career.

Determined to fulfill his childhood ambition of becoming a chef and owning a restaurant, Hiroki pursued a formal culinary education. He honed his skills and expanded his culinary knowledge in Tokyo. It was during a trip abroad that Hiroki noticed a significant lack of authentic Japanese cuisine, a realization that ignited his ambition to introduce the true flavors of Japanese gastronomy to a global audience.

While managing his own restaurant back in Japan, Hiroki deepened his expertise in a range of specialties, from seafood and sake to sushi and ramen, working in some of the country's most prestigious dining establishments. His culinary journey eventually brought him to Spain and later to the Netherlands, where he now owns a restaurant. Here, Hiroki continues to share the rich, authentic flavors of Japanese cuisine with an appreciative international clientele, contributing to the global appreciation of Japan’s culinary heritage.


Knotweed Summit Tickets // Workshop Tickets

**If you purchased a Passe Partout or 2 Workshops + Lunch ticket, don't forget to register your workshop preference. You can do this by purchasing a Choose Your Workshop ticket for each of the two workshops you'd like to attend. Select one workshop per round. You can do this via our Japanese Knotweed Season Ticket Shop

We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.


31st of May

Time: 12:30-13:30 & 14:30-15:30

Attendance is limited to 20 people. We maintain a minimum of 8 participants.

Please note that, this workshop will be held in English.

For questions please e-mail workshop@mediamatic.nl.

Read our ticket terms and conditions here.