$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class you will:
- Learn the difference in techniques used to make shoyu and soy milk broth
- Understand how to make handmade ramen noodles
- Make perfectly crunchy and tender kaarage chicken
About This Class
You have always enjoyed a piping hot bowl of ramen, from eating packaged ramen during your student budget days to the regional ramen houses of Japan, to the current California crazy ramen trend. Chefs like David Chang and Roy Choi have embraced ramen in more creative ways than we can count.
If you’re one of those people who has voiced your strong opinion via food blogs about who makes the best ramen in town, if you know the cool ramen chefs by the first name, or if you just crave the steaming bowls of the brothy noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then isn’t it time you learn to make your own?
Join chef Alexander Ong, chef emeritus of Betelnut restaurant, to learn how to make flavorful rich broths, compare store bought noodles to those you’ll make by hand, and finish all the fixings from scratch to complete your own signature bowl.
Shoyu ramen broth, soy milk ramen broth, braised pork belly, sous vide eggs and chasui pork.
Photo by Photo by Masaaki Komori on Unsplash
- 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.
Alexander was the Chef and managing partner of the beloved Betelnut Pejiu Wu in San Francisco. Born and raised in Malaysia, he apprenticed at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur prior being hired by the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta. In 1995, he moved to San Francisco where he worked with chef Jeremiah Tower at Stars for 3 years. He opened Le Colonial’s kitchen, and then Xanadu in Berkeley, where he was named “Rising Star Chef” by the San Francisco Chronicle.