Tokyo Vegan & Gluten-Free Cooking Class: Make Udon Noodles

Organized by Chef Chiaki
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Experience Details
Experience Location
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Stroller Accessible
Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Satisfy your noodle cravings in this hands-on udon noodle-making class – all gluten-free and vegan – in Nippori, central Tokyo. Enjoy your udon meal with fresh seasonal vegetable tempura!


Learn to make vegan and gluten-free udon noodles from scratch and enjoy them with seasonal vegetable tempura prepared by your host and organic Japanese tea
Learn about Japanese food culture and dietary habits from your host, an experienced Japanese chef and restaurant owner
There’s also an option to make vegetable tempura yourself (see Options below)
Take home a recipe booklet so you can make these dishes again anytime
Conveniently located in Nishi-Nippori in central Tokyo, only a short train or bus ride from Ueno, Akihabara, and Nippori
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Udon, one of Japan's essential noodle dishes, are thick, slurp-worthy noodles that can be enjoyed either hot or cold, served with various sauces. Udon noodles typically contain wheat flour, but in this hands-on cooking class, you'll make gluten-free and vegan noodles from scratch, reflecting your host Chef Chiaki's passion for accommodating different dietary preferences. Rest assured: while the recipe may be a little different, these delicious noodles are as good as the real thing! After meeting your host near Nippori Station, you'll walk together to her kitchen, where you'll get to work after a brief introduction and overview of the recipe. Making noodles from scratch may seem daunting, but it's quite simple and fun! Even if you're a beginner, Chiaki will ensure everyone enjoys the class regardless of skill level. Having studied cooking at Osaka's Tsuji Culinary Institute, Chef Chiaki worked abroad as a cooking instructor in Canada and China, where she developed a keen interest in learning about different cultures. As the owner of an organic products store and restaurant, Chiaki focuses on healthy Japanese seasonal and traditionally inspired dishes that suit various allergies and dietary restrictions, with an emphasis on organic, gluten-free, and plant-based foods. Once you've made your noodles, Chef Chiaki will also take you through a cooking demonstration of vegetable tempura, a crispy, deep-fried food that goes perfectly well with a bowl of udon. Enjoy your comfort meal with your classmates while sipping fresh Japanese tea, and leave with a take-home recipe booklet to recreate this quintessential Japanese dish back home. Experience flow: -Meet your host at the meeting point -Walk 10 minutes to the cooking school -Class and recipe introduction -Udon noodle cooking class -Watch the chef make seasonal vegetable tempura -Enjoy your meal!


Udon and 3 types of seasonal vegetable tempura
Take-home recipe booklet
Japanese tea


Transportation to/from the experience
Additional drinks & purchases

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host 10 minutes before the class starts at a designated meeting point 3 minutes from Nishi-Nippori Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.


If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please specify so at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: July 30, 2024
¥ 6,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals