Handmade Udon Noodles

Monday, February 1, 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Zoom Meeting Online PST
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.

There is no better texture and experience than slurping down a thick, chewy udon noodle. This online class will teach you how to hand make and prance upon these hearty noodles, and Elise will unveil the secrets to creating a delicate, yet umami packed mentsuyu broth. When these two are married together, the noodles will engulf the simmered accoutrements, and each slurp will transport you to a small table in the middle of the Yorii prefecture.



Nabeyaki Udon Soup with:

  • Handmade Udon Noodles
  • Mentsuyu broth
  • Simmered chicken thighs and vegetables
  • Marbeled egg


Equipment and Ingredient List for this class can be found here.

This menu contains the following common allergens: Wheat, Soy, Fish, Eggs. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.


If you’re new to 18 Reasons Online, please read this guide: How to Take an Online Class at 18 Reasons. Five calendar days before class, 18 Reasons may decide to cancel this class if not enough tickets are sold. We will notify registrants by email about cancellations.


Born and raised in Colorado, Elise Hayashi grew up in a family where knowing how to use a paring knife was more important than riding a bicycle. This sparked her passion for food and cooking at an early age, and she enthusiastically relocated to the Bay Area to study nutrition science at UC Berkeley. Outside of the classroom, Elise helped implement childhood obesity and exercise research, and worked as a pastry assistant to fill her free time with galettes and mousses. She also broadened her experience with food by studying and cooking her way through the Mediterranean diet in Italy, and working on an organic farm in Japan. Now, she is excited to merge her gastronomic backgrounds to share her love of food with the 18 Reasons community. During the rare moments when she is not eating, Elise can be found trying out new sports, playing and listening to live music, or wandering the aisles of grocery stores and farmers' markets.

Photo credit: Elise Hayashi