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Asian noodles theme of fall cooking classes

West Linn's Chef Surja invites all to attend classes on trendy Asian noodles

Chef Surja will teach classes on trendy Asian noodles this fall.

Trendy Asian-style noodle dishes are the theme for Chef Surja Tjahaja’s cooking classes in West Linn this fall.

Starting with street food from Thailand, this cooking adventure then embarks on a Ramen Festival and an opportunity to master three distinct types of Japanese ramen noodle soup.

Class 1: Pad Thai, taught from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Learn two versions; one with the authentic sauce with tamarind paste, and another version popular in the United States. The material fee is $8.

Class 2: Shoyu Ramen, taught from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Shoyu is the lightest of the ramen soups; learn the techniques of making this broth perfectly clear. The material fee is $6.

Class 3: Miso Ramen, taught from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 6. This soup is full of umami flavor, thanks to miso, the fermented soybean paste is full of antioxidants. The material fee is $8.

Class 4: Tonkotsu Ramen, taught from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Tonkotsu is the thickest ramen broth, with a rich pork flavor. Material fee is $10.

By leading small group tours of Asian food markets and teaching cooking classes, Tjahaja seeks to inspire people to expand their culinary repertoire with easy-to-make, flavorful foods.

All classes are taught at the West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road in West Linn.

Register for the classes through West Linn Parks & Recreation, online at westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or by calling 503-557-4700. Cost, which includes lunch, is $35 for West Linn residents, and $40 for out-of-district participants. The material fee for the class can be paid directly to Tjahaja at the class. For complete class descriptions, visit chef2go.biz.

— The Review, Tidings