Handmade Chinese Noodles
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Know how to select flours to achieve a specific noodle texture and flavor
- Understand how to cut and cook a variety of noodles shapes
- Be able to prepare simple, traditional sauces for showcasing handmade noodles
About This Class
Learn how to make two of Northern China’s much-loved noodle dishes from scratch. You’ll work with wheat starch and rice flour to make silken, shimmering Sichuan liangpi “cold-skin” noodles. For toothsome dao xiao mian from Shaanxi, you’ll practice shaving noodles straight into the cooking water, while also learning alternative methods of cutting and stretching the versatile dough.
A spicy, chilled sauce and a comforting, convenient soup broth highlight the rich flavors of these regional specialties.
Chilled Noodles with Wheat Gluten & Black Vinegar Sauce and Dao Xiao Mian: Knife-Cut Noodles with Beef & Bok Choy
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating.
The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. As a group, your class will prepare the selected menu in its entirety. In most classes, not every student will make every dish.
Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe.
Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.
Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.
You do not need to bring anything with you to class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food and wine are all provided for you.
In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.
Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.
We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.
Thy has been writing, teaching, cooking and eating in the San Francisco area for over 20 years. She has worked in restaurants, co-authored award-winning cookbooks, contributed to national food magazines, and consulted for a wide range of nonprofits on issues of food, culture, and health.