Chef Surja Tjahaja offers cooking classes for adults at the West Linn Adult Community Center. This is a great way to sharpen your culinary skills, meet other food enthusiasts, and share a terrific collective gourmet meal. This fall, our focus is on popular savory Asian dishes that keep us warm as the days grow shorter and cooler.
West Linn Classes — Fall 2017
Cost(per class): Prices for West Linn Classes are $40 for city residents; $45 for non-residents. Note particular amount of materials fee payable to Chef Surja at class. All classes include a gourmet lunch.
Here's one savory you can't get enough of. Learn how top Japanese restaurants make this incredibly simple dish -- a tempura patty of vegetables and shrimp. Master the tricks for preparing the batter from scratch, for deep frying, and for making the awesome daikon-ginger sauce.
And there's more. Leftovers morph into tempura tendon, the perfect office lunch. Join this party for lunch.
Materials fee: $8
Date: Sunday, Oct 22 Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Course No. 1014.101
Ramen noodle soup is all the rage in Portland. Now you can enjoy a bowl of your own making. Japanese Shoyu Ramen is the
lightest broth for ramen stock. This soothing, aromatic broth is a
pleasure to quaff on a cold day. Great for soothing colds.
We will learn the technique for making
perfectly clear broth. Made with chicken, nitamage (soft-boiled egg), vegetables
and traditional wheat noodles.
(Gluten-free options available.)
Materials fee: $6
Chinese Char-Su & Wonton Noodle Soup
Date: Sunday, Nov 12 Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Course No. 1015.101
This is the original soup from China that Japanese chefs
transformed into what we now know as Ramen. This savory soup is so soothing on chilly fall days. We will learn how to make Char-Su
(BBQ Pork with honey), wonton dumplings from scratch as well as the perfectly clear
broth for this noodle soup. Your own wonton making party is a great way to gather friends and family.