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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.

Registration: Call West Linn Parks and Recreation at (503) 557-4700 or go online to westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec

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.

Tempura Kakiage

Date: Sunday, Sep 24   Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM    Course No. 1013.101

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

Shoyu Ramen

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.







Chef Surja making wonton

Materials fee: $7