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 spring and summer, our focus is on simply delicious popular dishes from the Far East.
West Linn Classes — Winter 2017
Cost(per class): Prices for West Linn Classes are $35 for city residents; $40 for non-residents. Note particular amount of materials fee payable to Chef Surja at class. All classes include a gourmet lunch.
Note that there is an additional service charge for online registration, but not for phone registration.
Class Location: West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn, Oregon 97068.
Rich savory flavors are so satisfying in the wintertime. Usher in the New Year with three authentic, gourmet, popular
Chinese dishes that you can prepare in your own home.
News Flash: Due to popular demand, we're offering another Tonkotsu Ramen class in March.
Register early. That way you won't be disappointed about getting one of the limited places in each class. Online registration begins Dec 16.
Chinese Char-Siu & Wonton Noodle Soup
Date: Sunday, Jan 29 Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Course No. 1017.201
This is the original soup from China that Japanese chefs
transformed into what we now know as Ramen. We will learn how to make Char-Siu
(BBQ Pork with honey), wonton dumplings from scratch as well as the perfectly clear
broth for this noodle soup.
Materials fee: $7
Beef Stew Noodle Soup
Date: Sunday, Feb 19 Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Course No. 1018.201
This popular, aromatic stew popular from Taiwan uses dried
orange peel, Chinese red wine and some other exotic spices to create and
awesome noodle soup dish. The stew is dark brown and served with bok choy. A hearty,
savory welcome home for the cold winter season.
Materials fee: $8
Date: Sunday, Mar 5 Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Course No. 1012.201
Get in while you can. Due to high demand, Chef Surja will be offering another Tonkotsu Ramen class. This thick pork broth is especially loved by ramen aficionados, due to its rich umami flavor. We will
learn the technique for making the prized pork bone broth, along with the chasu
(braised pork), nitamage (soft-boiled egg), and vegetables that top off the
bowl of traditional wheat-based noodles (gluten-free options available, too).
Materials fee: $10
Tea-Smoked Duck with Steamed Buns
Date: Sunday, Mar 26 Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Course No. 1019.201
This is an exotic dish, beautiful to behold and delicious to
eat. The wood chip smoke and marinade made with tea, Chinese red wine and
exotic spices make it so flavorful. Thin slices of the duck are served on steamed
buns with a touch of hoisin sauce. Imagine having your friends and family to
enjoy this incredible dish at your own kitchen.