Ramen at your place! Ramen cooking class in TOKYO

ramen cooking tokyo

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Today, Japanese food is loved by people all over the world. Not so long ago, sushi and tempura were the most well-known Japanese dishes. But now, ramen has taken over the position of most-loved Japanese food of the world. As you know, there are many overseas branches of famous ramen chains and locally established ramen shops all over the world. Following this rapid surge in ramen popularity, the number of ramen-cooking class for tourists is increasing in Japan. Some classes teach all the ramen making process from making noodles while other classes quickly introduce boiling noodles and arranging toppings. All classes completed with eating a bowl of delicious ramen you make.


Baba Ramen

Ramen making lesson in a quiet residential area of Meguro. In the three-and-a-half-hour lesson, you will learn how to make soup, ramen noodles, chashu pork (and dumplings in some classes). There is a total of three courses: two types of morning courses, “Ramen Basics & Gyoza”/“Vegetarian Ramen and Gyoza” and one evening course, “Wagyu Ramen”. Three and a half hours may seem quite long, but it is actually a intensive course stating from proper noodle making. At the end of the class, you can enjoy authentic ramen made by yourself. A recipe will be given at the end of the class.

Baba Ramen
Address: 7-32 Shinmeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Email: Info@babaramen.com
Lesson hours: 9:00 – 12:30 (Ramen & dumplings)/18:00 – 21:30 (Wagyu Ramen)
Fees: ¥15,500 (Ramen & dumplings)/¥20,000 (Wagyu Ramen)


Chagohan Tokyo

Chagohan Tokyo is a company providing several types of Japanese cooking class in Taito-ku. Among classes they offer, Asakusa Classic Ramen and Crispy Gyoza Class is the most popular one. Within three hours, you will learn how to make soup and soup base, how to cook noodles, and how to make dumplings. A class can accommodate up to 30 people. It is a fun experience for both children and adults. Vegetarian classes are available so contact them via website if you are vegetarian.

Chagohan Tokyo
Address: 2-17-13 Nishi Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Lesson hours: 11:00 – 14:00 (Mon, Wed, Fri)


Shinjuku Ale

Shinjuku Ale, a craft beer bar in Kabuki-cho, offers a interesting session that let customers cook ramen while they are having nicely chilled beer. All ingredients such as noodles, soup, soup base, and toppings are ready-made by the shop. Visitors enjoy ramen-making processes of cooking fresh noodles in a small pot and arrange desired toppings. Using portable cooking equipment and making your own ramen on the table is such fun, like making an experiment. Booh a session from TripAdvisor.

Shinjuku Ale
Address: 1-14-5 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-6205-5970
Lesson hours: 13:00/14:00/15:00/16:00
Fees: ¥4,000 (no drink)/¥4,500 (w/t 1 soft drink)/¥5,000 (w/t 1 glass of beer)


Ramen Dining JINGU

Gyukotsu (beef bone) Ramen is one of the most popular ramen of JINGU in Harajuku. At this shop, customers experiences ramen-making processes of yukiri (draining noodles), searing chashu, and topping. Taking out a strainer of ramen from boiling water, vigorously draining noodles, searing chashu with a powerful burner… You will learn how to make delicious ramen by experiencing the genuine process that happens in every ramen shop. After lesson, you can enjoy your original ramen.

Ramen Dining JINGU
Address: 4-32-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Lesson hours: 15:00 – 16:00 (Mon-Fri)


Luna Nueva

Ramen-making lesson by professional ramen chef in Nerima. The instructor runs a ramen shop in Sydney, Australia with plenty of experience. On the lesson day, participants meet up at Ekoda Station of Seibu Ikebukuro Line and head to the venue to experience ramen and dumpling making. Soup, soup base, toppings, and dumpling pastries are prepared by the organizer. Participants learn how to cut noodles, how to cook noodles perfectly, and how to make yummy dumplings while having professional advice from the chef for making perfect ramen. Vegetarian menu is also available only upon request. If you want to learn making vegetarian ramen, advise the organizer when you book. Classes can be booked online.

Luna Nueva
Lesson hours: 2.5 hours starting from 9:00/12:00/15:00
Fees: ¥10,000


Bon appétit!

Ramen is very popular food familiar to Japanese people. You can see how popular this food is from the number of ramen shops in Japan: there are more than 2000 ramen shops just in 23 words of Tokyo. You can casually drop by a nearby shop to have ramen in Japan, but not outside Japan. But don’t worry, you can learn how to cook ramen while you are in Japan so that you can enjoy authentic ramen at your home. Ramen-making lesson is a must-do activity during your stay in Japan!





あきらことほ Kotoho Akira

Living outside Japan for a good many years, I often rediscover nice little things about this country every time I return here. I would be more than happy if this column may help you find your "nice little things about Japan"!

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