Cooking Class - Soba Noodles and Tempura

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Enjoy the juxtaposition of noodles and crispy vegetables in this light meal.

Master the preparation of buckwheat noodles, a gluten-free staple of most Japanese diets. You will learn the correct cooking and rinsing techniques as well as a recipe for a savory dipping sauce. Chef Motoko will also share her secret for frying light-as-air tempura.

Chef Motoko’s recipes are based around the Japanese philosophy of soshoku, or frugal meal. Traditionally made up of a soup, a side dish and rice, this style of eating has become the norm in most Japanese households due to its health benefits.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 2
  • Event Duration 1.5 hours
  • Labels Asian, Healthy, Japanese, Pescatarian, Vegetarian

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21 Jan 2018

Motoko was great! She was instructive, brought fresh materials from her own garden and introduced us to them, and was an all-around lovely person. The food was delicious too!

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08 Mar 2020

Motoko is amazing! She is such a kind and patient person who has great passion and skill as a chef and teacher. She came fully prepared and carried out the class as promised. I highly recommend her.



22 Nov 2019

Thanks! It was a great experience.

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Chef Motoko is a Japanese chef and author who specializes in invigorating, flavorful, and unique Japanese cuisine. Chef Motoko prides herself on her beautiful vegetable garden from where she sources many of her ingredients. She often picks the vegetables the day of the class; some of which are less well known outside of Japan. Her teaching style is unpretentious, friendly, and easy to understand.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef Motoko will travel to guests within the Bay Area for this experience.

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