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PRIVATE Soba Making Class Osaka
People in Japan enjoy eating noodles on a daily basis. Noodles come in a range of sizes for different uses. There is a variety of noodles available in restaurants, cafes, from street vendors, and vending machines in Osaka and throughout Japan. Making noodles is a part of a cooks routine. The Japanese emphasize freshness when creating dishes, and the same attitude holds true for noodles. The taste of stale manufactured noodles cannot compare to the flavor of freshly made traditional Japanese noodles. The most popular styles of noodles include ramen, soba, udon, hiyamugi, harusame, somen, shirataki, and tokoroten. Most of the noodles are made from wheat flour. Outside of Japan, ramen is the best known of the noodles. However, the popularity of Japanese cooking is on the rise. More people discover the distinct taste of authentic Japanese noodles every day. If you cannot visit Japan to sample the traditional noodles, seek out Japanese restaurants and Asian groceries.
Most Japanese noodles are made with wheat flour, but Soba is made with buckwheat or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flour. Make your fresh noodles with this recipe.
2 cups buckwheat flour
1 cup Kamut or all-purpose flour
1 cup hot water
Semolina flour or all purpose flour for use in dusting
Mix buckwheat and Kamut in a large bowl adding water gradually. Knead. If the dough becomes sticky add flour, and if it is crumbling add water. Knead until dough is smooth and soft. Add water if cracks surface. Make sure you add a dusting of flour to prevent the dough from turning into a sticky clump. Now roll out the dough. Always roll from the center towards the outer edges. Make a rectangle of the dough and fold into thirds as you would fold a letter. Coat with semolina or all-purpose flour. Cut the noodles into ¼ inch strips. Toss with more flour to prevent sticking.
To cook put in a large pot of salted boiling water. Cook for one minute. When the noodles are done rinse under cool water to remove excess starch and prevent sticking. Serves 4.
Japanese Noodles in Osaka
Guests at the Maikoya Osaka have the opportunity to experience a variety of authentic Japanese traditions through the cultural center. Activities range from creating a flower arrangement (Ikebana) to Sake Tasting and more. Residents and visitors alike love learning how to cook traditional Japanese noodles at the Maikoya Osaka. An experienced instructor will teach you the history behind Japanese noodles and the properties and uses for each kind. Then the teacher will guide you through the steps to make authentic Japanese noodles. The instructor will explain the details of how to create the delicious noodles and the foods that go well with each one. You are helped into a kimono before entering the authentic Japanese kitchen. The teacher will educate you on the types of noodles including, ramen, somen, udon, shirataki, hiyamugi, tokoroten, soba and harusame. You will discover why most Japanese eat noodles at least once a day. Perhaps best of all you get to sample your noodle making skills.
• Visit the cultural center, Maikoya Osaka to learn about Japanese cooking.
Cooking classes taught by expert instructors.
Put on separate kimonos as a cultural experience.
• Discover the different types of Japanese noodles.
• Cook the noodles in an authentic Japanese kitchen.
Includedincluded all the ingredientskimono costume
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Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
2-Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance.
3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
4- Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257