Handmade Udon Cooking Class in Tokyo

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Experience Location
Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Has a gift
Join our fun hands-on cooking class and learn how to make udon noodles from scratch!
Highlights
Visit a traditional Japanese house.
Learn how to make udon noodles by hand (we use a traditional knife, not a pasta machine).
Make 3 other tasty dishes (tamagoyaki and tempura).
Take home a fan with your name written on it in kanji.
If you’d like, we will take you to a souvenir shop that specializes in Japanese chopsticks. We may also guide you to a local supermarket and help you purchase materials for that day.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
During this handmade udon cooking class, you’ll transform a mixture of flour and water into delicious, chewy udon noodles. First, we will meet at Hikifune Station and walk to our restored traditional Japanese house (there is even a tatami room). Then, we’ll roll up our sleeves and get started. After an explanation of our cooking class, we’ll start to prepare udon from scratch. Udon can be served either hot or cold, so it is perfect for all seasons, winter or summer. You will also learn how to make the classic Japanese rolled omelet, tamagoyaki. It is often said that you can tell the skill of a home cook just by trying their tamagoyaki. We will also make everyone’s favorite: crunchy tempura. A battered and deep-fried dish, tempura is surprisingly light and crisp, and pairs great with udon noodles. Finally, after a delicious meal, we will write your name in Japanese kanji on a special uchiwa fan, for you to take home. Our cooking classes use seasonal ingredients and recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. We make sure that these are all accessible recipes that you can recreate at home, no matter where in the world you live. We love to share stories about traveling abroad, and look forward to chatting with you and enjoying a fun meal! Menu: -Udon noodles -Dashi (soup stock) -Tamagoyaki made with miso (mother’s recipe) -Tempura
Inclusions
Expertise from a Japanese home-cooking instructor
All ingredients and tools for cooking
All dishes on the menu (above)
Water and tea
English recipe
Exclusions
Transportation to/from the location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Hikifune Station (〒131-0032 東京都墨田区東向島2丁目27) in front of the bakery, just outside the station gates (there is only 1 exit for the station). Be careful not to go to Keisei Hikifune Station (Keisei Line).
Remarks
To reach the apartment, there is a very steep flat of stairs so please be careful, especially if there are kids
Cooking Class Location: 正しい住所⇒東京都墨田区向島5丁目50-3 鈴木荘2階
Experience Location
Sumida Ward of Tokyo is home to the television broadcasting tower, Tokyo Skytree (the world’s tallest tower), and just beneath it sits the entertainment complex, Tokyo Solamachi, which houses an aquarium, planetarium, and 300+ shops and restaurants. The Sumida skyline also features the Asahi flame, marking the Asahi Breweries Headquarters. Sumo enthusiasts may find themselves at Ryogoku Kokugikan (Ryogoku Sumo Hall) for a tournament, while history buffs will enjoy the Edo-Tokyo Museum nearby, which contains a life-size replica of Nihonbashi (“Japan Bridge”).
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals