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Tsukiji Soba-Making Lesson

Half DayTour

Overview

Calling all noodle lovers! This unique soba making class in Tokyo explores the art of crafting these favourite noodles. Meet with expert soba makers in the kitchen, helping to mix, boil and precisely cut this beloved Japanese staple. Slurp up a bowl or two of the fresh noodles, getting an authentic taste of Japan.

Itinerary

MEALS [ L ]

Tsukiji Soba-Making Lesson
- Half Day
Head to the centre of Tokyo for a uniquely Japanese culinary experience. Step into the Tsukiji Soba Academy, a culinary training centre dedicated solely to the production of traditional soba noodles.

Meet with the founder of the school or one of its master chefs for an introduction to soba. Be introduced to the technique used by Soba Academy, called masumizu, which dictates a simple but fluid process.

Then watch a short demonstration by the 'sobatician' watching as they carefully sift the buckwheat, add water and then mix in a steady rhythm. Lend a hand in the mixing then help knead it out, folding and kneading several times to get the right consistency. The instructor will then demonstrate the proper flattening technique, guiding the process of rolling the dough to a precise 1.5 mm thickness. Then comes the biggest challenge yet most important step: cutting the noodles. Use a special tool to precisely cut each individual noodle to 1.6mm in width. It can take years to master this technique but it is fun to try it out!

At the end of the process the soba noodles will be cooked and served up for lunch. Eat tachigui style, the traditional belief that standing up is the best way to enjoy these delicious noodles. After this insightful soba making class in Tokyo, say farewell to the chefs and depart the Academy.


Important Information


Our services include:
– English
-speaking instructor
– Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B
-Breakfast, L
-Lunch, D
-Dinner)
– All applicable entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
Our services do not include:
– International and domestic flights (quoted separately)
– Transfers to and from the venue
– Meals and/or drinks other than mentioned above
– Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.)
– Travel insurance
– Other services not indicated in the package inclusions above

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