Soba noodle making

Make your very own buckwheat soba noodles before wolfing them down for lunch.

Central Honshu's favourite noodles are not as easy to make as it looks! All good fun though and the reward is your tasty lunch.

Just as the Inuits have 50 different words for snow, so it is impossible to translate the word 'noodle' into Japanese as there are just so many varieties: ramen, udon, somen to name a few. One of the most popular kinds, especially in Tokyo and central Honshu, is soba which are thin noodles made from buckwheat and wheat flour. 

InsideJapan will arrange for you to try your hand at soba making. During the hour long class you'll learn how to create a dough of the correct consistency, roll it out and slice it into thin noodle strips using a special soba knife - not as easy as it all sounds! Of course your reward is to eat your tasty soba noodles at the end of the lesson.

Soba noodle making

located in Matsumoto

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