Seaside Ramen Masterclass w/ Pro Chef on a Setouchi Island

Organized by Tomowo Takagake
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Experience Details
Experience Location
4 hours
Number of Guests
4 - 15 guests
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Steal an original ramen recipe from a pro chef and learn the secrets to a delicious, umami-filled broth by the pristine shores of Momoshima, an island off the coast of Onomichi in the Seto Inland Sea.
Learn to make ramen in Momoshima, a beautiful island in the pristine Seto Inland Sea, and receive personalized instruction from a pro chef who worked in a Hiroshima ramen restaurant
Follow Chef Tomowo’s signature recipe using Setouchi sardine dashi stock, homemade noodles, and fresh toppings with Hiroshima ingredients and enjoy a delicious bowl of ramen in front of the ocean
A cold ramen option with fresh vegetables (salad ramen) is also available
Relax and enjoy the refreshing seabreeze in Momoshima, a little-known island in the Seto Inland Sea! This experience is recommended for guests staying overnight in the island
Though not on the Shimanami Kaido cycling road, this class is only a ferry boat ride away from major ports nearby, and is great for guests looking for an authentic cooking class in the area!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Ramen is best known as a noodle dish, but its umami is in the broth: too strong and it becomes overpowering, while a weak base will make it fall flat. Your host, Chef Tomowo, worked as a ramen chef at the Shio Soba Maeda restaurant in Mihara, Hiroshima, where he learned an original ramen recipe that took years to perfect. He shares it along with some of his best ramen-making secrets in this masterclass in the idyllic seaside of Momoshima island in the Setouchi Inland Sea. With thousands of islands, the Setouchi region is known as Japan’s Mediterranean, both because of its mild climate and beaches and for its fresh lemons, seafood, and olives. In this experience, you will garner the local offerings of Setouchi to create a restaurant-worthy ramen dish with help from an experienced ramen chef, which you will then enjoy in front of the ocean. Chef Tomowo will reveal his best ramen-making secrets. You’ll start by making his signature ramen soup base with Setouchi sardine dashi stock, kaeshi sauce, flavored oils, and a dash of Setouchi sea salt, then boil the noodles until firm and include fresh toppings, like Hiroshima pork chashu, to complete your dish. For a fresher alternative, you can select the ‘salad cold ramen’ option to make a cold ramen with baby greens and tomatoes sourced from a local Hiroshima farm instead. Once the cooking is done, enjoy your delicious creation while soaking up the blue hues of the Setouchi Inland Sea. Momoshima is an idyllic destination with several upscale resorts. Like other islands nearby, Momoshima has a vibrant art scene with modern art museums and galleries. While within Hiroshima Prefecture, reaching Momoshima involves at least a local bus, taxi, or car ride from any major station to the ferry port and a ferry boat ride to Fukuda Port. The venue for the experience is about 1.7 km away from Fukuda Port, for which this experience is recommended for guests staying on the island overnight.
Ingredients and utensils
Instruction from a pro chef
A ramen meal
Transportation to and from the venue
Additional food and drinks
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Go directly to Setouchi Gourmet Club on Momoshima Island. The venue can be reached by ferry from the Onomichi Port Terminal (5 min walk from Onomichi Station) and, from there, on foot from Fukuda Port (Momoshima). A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Reaching the venue from major transport hubs in the area takes considerable travel time, so this experience is recommended for guests staying in Momoshima Island overnight.
Please note that the cold salad ramen option is not vegan or vegetarian.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 1 week before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Tucked to the south of Honshu between the Chugoku Mountains and the Seto Inland Sea, the humble Hiroshima Prefecture is known for its oysters and freshwater eel, as well as local okonomiyaki and sake produced in the revitalized capital of Hiroshima.
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Earliest available date: May 23, 2024
¥ 12,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (1 week notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals