Skip to content
ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dancing on the Dough: Ramen in Japan

大磯町, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Manami

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

Irasshaimase!

A hearty Japanese welcome to my unique "dancing on the dough" on-line ramen experience -- the only cooking class on the internet that lets you burn off the calories before you put them back on with a hearty meal.
No noodles? No problem! All you need is a bit of flour and a few other simple ingredients.
Birthday? Anniversary? Book the private option and let’s party! It’s a great way to get together with distant friends and relatives. For private parties I can offer special options such as miso or sesame ramen, udon, or sushi. Feel free to inquire!
Vegetarian and vegan options are available, so please let me know when you book.

* First, we make marinated eggs for the topping.
* Second, we make the dough for the ramen noodles from flour and water.
* Third, we knead the dough — with feet, not hands! We dance on the dough! You’ll need clean feet, a clean floor and a sturdy plastic bag. Show me your best moves as we party to J-Pop and anime hits and create the softest, smoothest dough you've ever touched.
* Fourth, we make a special soup for the ramen, using a secret recipe that I have created just for this online course.
* Finally, we put it all together and sit down to a delicious bowl of piping hot ramen!

"Itadakimasu” (Look it up!)

IMPORTANT NOTE
Each ticket pays for one person to cook.
Each paying customer can cook one or two servings.
Other things to note
I will send you a more detailed list of all ingredients and equipment when you confirm your booking. It will speed things up if you make a few preparations: weigh out the flour, grate the garlic, chop the spring onions.
Irasshaimase!

A hearty Japanese welcome to my unique "dancing on the dough" on-line ramen experience -- the only cooking class on the internet that lets you burn off the calories before you put them back on with a hearty meal.
No noodles? No problem! All you need is a bit of flour and a few other simple ingredients.
Birthday? Anniversary? Book the private option and let’s party! It’s a great way to get together with dis…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Manami can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $100.

What to bring

  • A computer, a tablet or a smartphone with stable internet connection
  • 100g all-purpose flour (If you can't find it, you can use plain wheat flour, not self rising one )
  • 1g baking soda, some potato or corn starch
  • 50-80g minced chicken, 2-3 spring onions, ginger and garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil, 2g salt, 50ml soysauce
From $25
/ person
Tue, Nov 24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person
Wed, Nov 25
1:00 AM - 2:30 AM (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person
Wed, Nov 25
5:00 AM - 6:30 AM (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Manami

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 72 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello everyone! I'm Manami. I grew up in a food-loving household and loved cooking with my grandmother and mother. They taught me every kind of Japanese cuisine and made me an enthusiastic cook. I love to cook not only traditional Japanese cuisine (Washoku https://www.nippon.com/en/behind/l00052/) but also creative, innovative dishes -- such as my "dancing on the dough" ramen class, which takes the super-popular ramen noodle dish, spices it up with some special flavors I've developed, and throws in a spot of Japanese-style partying as we dance on the dough to knead it good and proper. I want everyone in the world to enjoy cooking Washoku as much as I do! (Check my in-person experience at https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/959347.)
This is a great opportunity to learn how to cook some tasty exotic food AT HOME! I look forward to seeing you!
Hello everyone! I'm Manami. I grew up in a food-loving household and loved cooking with my grandmother and mother. They taught me every kind of Japanese cuisine and made me an enthusiastic cook. I love to cook not only traditional Japanese cuisine (Washoku https://www.nippon.com/en/behind/l00052/) but also creative, innovative dishes -- such as my "dancing on the dough" ramen class, which takes the super-popular ramen noodle dish, spices it up with some special flavors I've developed, and throws…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
Airbnb Online Experiences

Thoughtful hosts

Get to know hosts who share their expertise and a window to their world.

Small group activities

Meet people from all over the world while learning something new together.

Simple and global

Join easily and participate from home without a lot of prep.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Chelsea
November 2020
DO THIS!! it was so worth it. I planned this for my boyfriends birthday, due to covid we couldn’t Actually travel to Japan this year. I booked this and we learned to make ramen from our apartment in Kansas, USA! When Manami found out it was his birthday, she lit a birthday cake and even sang to him! Manami was so sweet and a lot of fun! We got a little history lesson on ramen which was awesome & this class is a workout too if you get into the dancing as much as we did.😅 The end result was delicious. This was the perfect date night!! Thank you Manami! We love you & look forward to attending your other experiences in the future!
DO THIS!! it was so worth it. I planned this for my boyfriends birthday, due to covid we couldn’t Actually travel to Japan this year. I booked this and we learned to make ramen fro…
Margaret
November 2020
Manami was such a wonderful teacher! We loved getting the chance to learn a bit about Japan while making some seriously delicious ramen - and the dancing was so much fun! Thank you, Manami!
Ashlee
November 2020
We really enjoyed dancing and cooking together with Manami. It was great for our team to finally hang out again after not seeing each other socially for months. We also learned a bit about the history of ramen. Would recommend this class!
Sara
November 2020
Manami was very friendly, nice and easy to follow. She made the lesson fun and would recommend to anyone else. I thoroughly enjoyed the food at the end! Many thanks, Manami!
Stephen
November 2020
We had a fantastic experience making ramen for the first time with Manami, her enthusiasm and energy made the class really fun and the ramen was delicious. The structure of the class was well thought out and easy-going and the ingredients were all easy to find in UK supermarkets. We'll definitely be back for another class. Itadakimasu!
We had a fantastic experience making ramen for the first time with Manami, her enthusiasm and energy made the class really fun and the ramen was delicious. The structure of the cla…
Reiko
November 2020
Such a unique, fun and engaging experience! We signed up for a private class for a team building activity and all 9 of us truly enjoyed it. Manami was a great host and made the overall experience very fun and engaging, despite it being a virtual cooking lesson through Zoom. She prepped us with a presentation and explanation of the flow, and then went into cooking and of course, dancing to knead the dough! It felt very personalized, she checked in on everyone and made sure no one fell behind. She also checked (virtually) everyone's dough several times - we all had differing cooking skills but we all came out with delicious bowls of ramen!
Such a unique, fun and engaging experience! We signed up for a private class for a team building activity and all 9 of us truly enjoyed it. Manami was a great host and made the o…

Choose from available dates

62 available
1 / 2

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.