This is one of the cooler ideas that goes on at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). Every once in a while, they bring in someone (I think it’s been Sonoko Sakai the last couple of times I looked) to teach folks to make their own hand made Soba Noodles.

From the JANM Website:

Get ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve by making your own soba entirely by hand, using fresh, stone-milled artisanal soba flour from Japan and authentic soba tools. Wear closed-toe shoes with soft soles. Bring an apron and a tupperware container to take home your soba. $75 members; $85 non-members. Includes admission and supplies. RSVP early, 12 students max.


Japanese-American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 213.625.0414
Toll-Free: 800.461.5266
Fax: 213.625.1770