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Make handmade soba noodles with a cook

Tokyo, JapanPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Asako

3 hours
Japanese
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We eat three meals a day, which means 1,095 meals a year. Each meal rejuvenates your body and keeps it healthy. Good food not only fills your stomach, but also satisfies the mind—so it's important to make good choices. Soba noodles are a typical Japanese dish that is very popular. Homemade soba noodles do not contain any artificial flavors or preservatives, so you will be able to enjoy the savory and authentic taste of soba. You will learn to make the dough, roll it out, and cut the noodles. After cooking soba noodles, you will feel a sense of achievement. Healthy and delicious food improves quality of life, so let's cook and eat together.
Other things to note
If you have allergies or special requests, please let us know before the class. Soba noodles contain both buckwheat and wheat flour. The class will be held in English.
We eat three meals a day, which means 1,095 meals a year. Each meal rejuvenates your body and keeps it healthy. Good food not only fills your stomach, but also satisfies the mind—so it's important to make good choices. Soba noodles are a typical Japanese dish that is very popular. Homemade soba noodles do not contain any artificial flavors or preservatives, so you will be able to enjoy the savory and authentic taste of soba. You will learn to mak…

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Meet your host, Asako

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I am a Japanese cooking instructor and became interested in health issues when I moved to New York City with my family. I obtained certification as an integrative nutrition Health Coach in the U.S. I learned “You are what you eat” and understand how food is important for the body and how it affects mood. I focus on Japanese cooking and have held many workshops in New York and Tokyo.
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We will be cooking in my cozy home kitchen. Before cooking, I will share tips on soba noodles and Japanese culture. This personal cooking experience will make your day.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Emily
November 2019
Lovely morning spent with Asako making soba noodles completely from scratch! Asako is very warm and welcoming and obviously has a lot of experience with cooking and nutrition. The cooking space is very nice and she provides everything you need for a great cooking experience plus a few extra nice touches! Would definitely recommend.
Lovely morning spent with Asako making soba noodles completely from scratch! Asako is very warm and welcoming and obviously has a lot of experience with cooking and nutrition. The…
Aziza
October 2019
If you're hesitating to take this class don't wait because it's a once in a lifetime experience!! I was lucky to have met her mother as well who was an absolute delight. The food is amazing because you put in the effort to make it. And the side dishes are also fantastic! You won't regret signing up!
If you're hesitating to take this class don't wait because it's a once in a lifetime experience!! I was lucky to have met her mother as well who was an absolute delight. The food i…
Malte
September 2019
Asako was very very kind and friendly. The soba making was really good and they were very tasty. I really enjoyed the activity and would defenetly recommend it. Asako had a lot of good tips.
Cindy
September 2019
This soba noodle making class is a fantastic hands-on experience. Asako is a really excellent teacher and in perfect English explained the technique of making soba and took me through it step by step. She also provided me with a colour printed handout in English and gave me recommendations for where to buy the special soba knife and board. As I kneaded and rolled, she took photographs so that I did not need to stop what I was doing. She helped me develop confidence in the technique of rolling the dough into a rectangle, folding and then cutting the soba into fine noodles with the large soba knife. This was the most magical part. We then cooked a portion of my creation and I had it for lunch, with some really superb accompaniments such as frozen muscat grapes. It was super delicious. She then packed the remaining two portions for me to take home and cook. Asako runs this class very professionally and has years of soba making experience, learned from her mum who also teaches at their soba school. I highly recommend anyone interested in cooking and making noodles to come to Asako’s class.
This soba noodle making class is a fantastic hands-on experience. Asako is a really excellent teacher and in perfect English explained the technique of making soba and took me thro…
Eric
May 2019
Asako was great. If you enjoy Japanese noodles, a must do while in Japan. Asako communicates well, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. You will not be disappointed.
Friska
November 2018
We had a fantastic experience making soba with Asako and her mother. At the end, we had lunch with our own handmade soba and it was delish.

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Dairy-free
Pescatarian
Vegan
Vegetarian
Shellfish allergy
Gluten-free
Egg-free

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.