Asian noodles theme of fall cooking classes
West Linn's Chef Surja invites all to attend classes on trendy Asian noodles
Trendy Asian-style noodle dishes are the theme for Chef Surja Tjahajas 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.
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