5 Essential Gadgets for Making Ramen Noodles at Home

Making ramen noodles from scratch is easier than you think with just a few tools and gadgets. You’ll use them over and over to make your favorite ramen!  We want to introduce you to some popular tools that will make your cooking experience easier and enjoyable. For recipes outlining how to utilize these tools, you…

Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake!

By Jeff Parsons I have posted before about my first attempt at a gluten-free, sugar free, grain-free chocolate cake. It’s actually one of my favorite chocolate cakes of all time. At a recent party, guests were surprised how moist the cake was. We continue to use this cake for dessert as part of a ramen-making class…

Celebrating a Birthday with a Ramen Noodle Party!

In traditional Asian culture, a birthday celebration often includes a great bowl of noodles. The long strands of unbroken noodles symbolize long life. Recently, we were honored to host Niki’s birthday at her beautiful home in Oakland with our  “Story of Ramen” event. Her spouse Dani organized this event as a surprise birthday for her….

How to Eat Ramen Noodles And Other Interesting Ramen Facts

First, before we talk about how to eat your ramen, let’s dive into a little history. With its roots as a Chinese noodle dish, ramen spread to Japan and integrated with the local food-culture. In 1859 Japan opened its ports to the world, bringing in linguistic interpreters from China and Western countries. Foreign settlements were…

Mission District Mural Tour – Something Fun to do in San Francisco

If you’re looking for something fun and outdoors in San Francisco, check out the Mission District’s murals. Be assured, if you don’t like social commentary, this tour is not for you especially not in this city. But, if you love feeling the vibrancy of a community and its people, no matter your social opinions, this…

OSCAR Party Food Ideas – 2017 Edition

 Looking for some Oscar party food inspiration? What better way to spice up a party than with some great food from the movies! For the Oscars, it’s an annual tradition around here to create the night’s party menu with food themes from the Best Picture nominees. This year, there was no shortage of food in…

Fresh Ramen Noodles From Scratch in 15 Minutes

Most people would think that making ramen noodles from scratch is a daunting task. It is actually much easier than you think. I have been making my own noodles from scratch for the past few years. I have perfected a simple way to make it in less than 15 minutes. So these days, I no…

Making Umami-Boosted Ramen Tonkotsu (Pork bone) Broth at Home

Tonkotsu is often regarded as the holy grail of ramen noodle broth. It has a rich umami flavor. Many people in Japan will not bother to make this at home because it is so time consuming. I am fortunate to host ramen noodle classes once or twice a week at my San Francisco apartment. (TO…