This warm, friendly class is perfect for a small group of people that want to learn how to make healthy soba noodles. When you get off the train you will meet outside the seven-eleven and be taken to the chef’s house. Once you are at the house you will be offered a warm and comforting cup of green tea while you watch and learn how to make soba noodles, an ingredient that you may have overlooked the importance of learning to make. This soba noodles cooking class offers the perfect setting for learning how to make your diet even healthier by allowing you to learn with a chef in a small group.
Soba noodles can be served either chilled with dipping sauce or in a soup. They are served in a variety of places throughout Japan, from affordable restaurants to expensive, specialty restaurants; however, they can be found anywhere and are used to complement many different types of dishes. Soba noodles work really well as a foundation for stir-fries and salads. The noodles are made from buckwheat flour which has many health benefits. Buckwheat promotes heart health and is also rich in fibre and protein. Noodles can be found in shops around Tokyo; however, there are more benefits to learning how to make noodles from scratch. Aside from the health benefits, there is a certain level of meditation that goes into making noodles from scratch as it engages all of the senses and requires concentration.
By learning how to hand make soba noodles, you will be learning to appreciate the simplicity of a key ingredient in many Japanese dishes. You will create lifelong memories in this class and learn valuable skills. You will be given a booklet of recipes to continue your learning and experimenting at home.
Highlights of the Handmade Soba Noodles Cooking Class
- Friendly and welcoming environment
- Sessions are in English
- Family friendly experience
- Booklet of recipes included for you to take home
- Mini introduction to healthy cooking
- Making handmade soba
- Plating and table arrangement
- Enjoy the meal with the class
Located in Tokyo, 7-minute walk from Shin-koenji Station of Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line. Travel time takes 10 minutes from Shinjuku station to Shin-Koenji station. A detailed map will be provided after signing up for the class.
Nearby attractions to the place:
The class is located near Koenji, famous for alternative youth culture and has the most second-hand clothing stores in Tokyo. This area is also home to 12 temples and shrines as well as 3 parks around the area. Though it is not in the bustling area of Tokyo, it is also nice to walk around and explore small shops, restaurants, and bars around the area. Just 5 stops away via Tokyo Metro is Shinjuku, a major commercial area in Tokyo full of shopping malls and restaurants.
Additional Notes from the Organizer:
- Meeting point will be at the seven-eleven outside the station.
- Upon booking you can expect a confirmation within 24 hours. Once confirmed, present your booking information at the event place.
- Children under 6 years of age will not be charged for this experience.