Preview: Making Soba: A Japanese Culinary Treasure

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/17/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Japan Society

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Cover image © Shuichi Kotani

What’s up? Join Japan Society for a soba talk and tasting

Damage? $17-$21 .  

Why you should go.Japanese soba noodles require a highly skilled hand; the chef must even take into account factors like humidity and room temperature before preparing the buckwheat flour dough and hand-cutting the noodles. Soba noodle chef Shuichi Kotani, Founder & CEO of Worldwide-Soba, Inc., takes pride in making artisanal fresh soba from scratch. At this talk, Kotani divulges his secrets for making authentic soba, gives tips on how to best enjoy this nutrient-dense noodle and gives an on-stage noodle-making demonstration.

Useful tips:

  • RSVP ASAP
  • Attire? Casual or business casual.
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Coat check/ cloak room is limited so travel lightly
  • Fancy a drink or bite to eat in the area?
    1. Aburiya Kinnosuke $$  213 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017  -Very classy, great menu, upscale izakaya
    2. Gyu-Kaku Midtown $$ 805 3rd Ave by 50th St. 2nd fl, New York, NY 10022 .  – Japanese barbecue, Smart, sophisticated, good service. Happy hour from 5-6pm with half-priced drafts.
    3. Hidechan Ramen $$  248 E 52nd St (2nd Ave), New York, NY 10022. 2nd Fl.   – You can pick the size of your noodle and opt for kaedama, or supplementary noodle portion
    4. Momosan Ramen $$ 342 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016 – Morimoto’s latest New York venture – the spicy tan-tan men ramen tempered with coconut milk is a revelation of pure deliciousness.
    5. Sir Harry’s at the Waldorf Astoria $$ Park or Lexington entrances between 49th and 50th St – Quiet classic, old-school hotel bar boozer. There are three other bar options at the Waldorf.
    6. Riki $141 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017 (Lex and 3rd)    – Izakaya inexpensive, upstairs karaoke rooms. Non-tipping establishment.
    7. Sakagura $$211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017  (next to Soba Totto) –  Tucked below in an office building, but has most extensive sake menu and good food
    8. Soba Totto $$ 211 E 43rd St A, New York, NY 10017 (next to Sakagura)   – A personal favorite. Classy, fantastic intimate sake bar and restaurant, a great find
    9. Udon West$ 46th St between Lexington and 3rd Ave.  – You can’t go wrong here. Pitchers of beer, decent grub, fast service
    10. Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel $$- 50th and Lexington. –  Dark, wooden, comfortable and great selection.
    11. Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel $$- 50th and Lexington. – Dark, wooden, comfortable and great selection.

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