Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class

Learn how to cook the popular ramen noodle soup from scratch

2 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $120 (or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay)

Learn how to prepare the popular ramen noodle soup in a fun and hands-on class. Our experienced chef will guide you step by step so you can prepare your own ramen in the simplest way at home.

Everything is provided in this class, which is perfect for beginners. You will learn how to prepare とんこつTonkotsu (pork broth), how to make handmade ramen noodles from flour, how to cook them to perfection, and how to serve up your ramen with delicious toppings.

You will be able to customise your ramen with the toppings of your choice and then enjoy your own ramen noodle soup in the company of your new friends!

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
All ingredients and delicious homemade ramen for lunch.
What to bring
Please wear closed-in shoes and comfortables clothes.

Culinary Studio Dekura is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


369 Penshurst St, Chatswood NSW

Your teacher
Culinary Studio Dekura
Culinary Studio Dekura

Classes with the Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine

4.9 (216)

Hideo was born in Yotsuya, Tokyo. His father was a playwright and owned two Japanese restaurants, Kihei of Tokyo and Misuji, where he commenced his training, whilst still at school at Shinjuku High School and through to Nihon University. Hideo learnt from his parents the principles of sushi and kappo-ryori food preparation, cooking and presentation. These methods have been passed down through generations of his family. At the same time, he learnt the philosophy of Chakaiseki (the tea ceremony cuisine), Teikanryu Shodô (Calligraphy), Ikenobou-Ryuseiha (flower arrangement) and Hôchô Shiki (the cooking knife ceremony) under the tutelage of Shijyoushinryu by Iemoto-Shishikura Soken-Sensei.

After years of cooking and demonstrating in Japan, Hideo's interests led him to Europe to study classical French cuisine, England and then the United States, where he was able to combine his skills in Japanese and European cuisine by working as a demonstrator in California.

In 1972 Hideo visited Australia for the first time and settled in Sydney in 1974. He set up Japanese Functions of Sydney, the first Japanese catering company in Sydney, which was highly successful. He has lectured in several places and has now opened Culinary Studio Dekura in Chatswood.

Hideo is a master of Shijoshin-ryu in Sydney. Furthermore he is a member of Food Professional Australia, (formally Food Media Australia), Japan Master Chef Association, and a lecturer at the Sydney Sea Food School.

He is the author of several Japanese cooking books and cooking videos.

In 2007 and 2015 Hideo was presented with an award from the Japanese Government to those who have made significant contributions to the promotion of Japanese food and cooking.

In 2016 He was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine.

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Ruihua Liang May 2022

A unique and enjoyable experience! My husband and I loved the class and the end result was delicious!

Cooking workshop review by Ruihua Liang

Aiprille Torres May 2022

Amazing teacher and experience! It was a very fun class and the end result was delicious. The instructor was very kind and made the class entertaining and informative. Would love to come again to try the other classes!

Cooking workshop review by Aiprille Torres

Amanda Cush Apr 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Great class, tasty food and very well presented. I will be making this at homeand I'm confident now that I can do it properly.

Liz Dickson Apr 2022

Amazing instruction, fun and a beautiful venue. Had so much fun and will def be back! Wouldn’t change a thing!

Joseph Domingo Mar 2022

Hideo Dekura sensei is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. He has shown us very well how to make the ramen noodles from scratch. I really enjoyed that part of the class. I also love how he is very organised in the kitchen. All in all it's a good crash course on ramen making. My wife and I left the class happy and satisfied.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Joseph Domingo Sydney

Tracey Zhang Mar 2022

My girls enjoyed this class a lot! The noodles were delicious! Thank you so much!

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Renzo Huruiti Mar 2022

Great class, good to learn how to make ramen noodles from scratch. Plus great meal at the end.

Cooking workshop review by Renzo Huruiti Sydney

Connie Ou Mar 2022

Wonderful class, Hideo was an excellent and extremely skilled teacher who made the experience fun

Cindy Tran Mar 2022

Went with 3 other friends and we had a blast The experience was way better than any other cooking class we have tried. It was authentic, educational and most of all the ramen was sooo good! Sensei Dekura was also so sweet. Would definitely recommend :)

Miguel Gonzalez Mar 2022

Amazing. Hard work but definitely worth it. Highly recommended for ramen / Japanese culture lovers.

Cooking workshop review by Miguel Gonzalez Sydney

Andrea Tamasi Feb 2022

Hideo is authentic and genuinely has tons of knowledge that he is happy to share. The class is fun . The ramen you make during this class is something you never tried before. Delicious.

Thank you Hideo for the great experience, we enjoyed every minute!

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Andrea Tamasi

Tracey Sell Feb 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The class was good and the teacher was very knowledgeable. I liked having a small class and I will be trying to make this at home

Shayan Shahnia Jan 2022

Fantastic and fun class with Sensei Hideo Dekura. Location and equipment were in great condition and the instructions very clear. Recommend for all ages!

Harry Bunten Jan 2022

The teacher was great, making the noodles was good fun and the ramen was the best ever

Lori Bridge Jan 2022

Great class all around. Lovely and knowledgeable teacher. I would strongly recommend it. Thanks for imparting your knowledge to us.

Rachel Hu Dec 2021

Very friendly, supportive and professional teacher. Great venue and learning experience. Fresh and delicious food produce. Will come again❤️

Sumeeth Prabhakar Dec 2021

Teacher is a super legend. He is very knowledgeable and polite. We loved the cooking class. He even made a vegetarian ramen to accomodate a vegetarian student. Highly recommended. Venue is clean and spacious with a street parking.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Sumeeth Prabhakar Sydney

Josephine Wu Dec 2021

Great class and instructor. This was our third class taken at this venue and there's a reason we keep coming back. This is a great little studio that provides an intimate setting for a private class but also caters for a larger group and has tables for everyone to enjoy the food afterwards as well. Highly recommend Chef Hideo for his expertise!

Stefan Pieper Nov 2021

A fantastic experience. Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. Learnt a lot and am looking forward to coming back again.

James O'Rourke Nov 2021

Great session, very enjoyable to learn from Dekura, and a very good vibe in the class.

Fay Bushell Oct 2021

I cannot say thank you enough to teacher Hideo. Food and how to cook food properly is a big part of my family. A crucial ingredient for souk nourishing. Having my children attended this class is valuable and priceless. My children learnt a lot and teacher Hideo is most experience and knowledgeable. Thank you.

Cooking workshop review by Fay Bushell Sydney

Anne-Maree Wells Oct 2021

Such a wonderful experience. Hideo Dekura is kind, generous and knowledgeable and a great teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed the ramen cooking class. Will be back for more classes.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Anne-Maree Wells

Jenny Lu Jun 2021

Very fun and interactive! Dekura-san was patient, detailed and had a wealth of knowledge to share about Japanese cuisine and ramen-making. Definitely recommend!

Emma Pitfield Jun 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

It was a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Dekura san is wonderful!

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Emma Pitfield Sydney

Cheri Watts May 2021

Class was great! The food was delicious and the traditional method to prepare very entertaining!

Jacques Vries May 2021

i really loved the ramen cooking class. i cant wait to cook it for my friends.

Sebastian Williams May 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

This class is a whole lot of experience- not just another cooking class . You never know what is actually involved to make a noodle!
I enjoyed so much that I would do it again and will recommend to my friends. Thank you, Mr Dekura san for teaching us to make a such delicious dish

Cooking workshop review by Sebastian Williams

Haley Jane May 2021

Amazing class, very skilled and a lot of fun. The end product was amazing. Loved every minute. Thank you

April Showers Apr 2021

We had such an amazing Ramen cooking class with Hideo Dekura! He was extremely kind, helpful, a wealth of knowledge & a pleasure to learn from. We made everything from scratch & then got to enjoy an absolutely delicious bowl of our home made Ramen soup & fascinating conversation with Hideo. To learn from such a master was an honour. He really has a passion for teaching & Japanese cuisine.
His kitchen facility & cooking utensils are top notch. What a beautiful place to learn in!
I highly recommend Hideo’s class.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by April Showers

Stanley Widdison Apr 2021

Great teacher and awesome class. Very worthwhile: a 2 hour class in exchange for knowledge I’ll keep for the rest of my life! Will defs be returning

Cooking workshop review by Stanley Widdison

Tayler Hoskins Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had such a great time! Our teacher Chef Hideo was welcoming, informative and passionate about food! It was a lovely experience.

Scarlet Lennon Apr 2021

The class was great fun and an awesome way to connect with Japanese culture! Loved every part of it and the ramen was delicious to eat at the end !

Joanne Chan Apr 2021

We had a great experience learning to make ramen. The location and facility was well set up, clean, and has convenient parking. Teacher Hideo is a very patient teacher and provides a fun and interactive lesson with a delicious meal at the end. Would definitely recommend!

Cooking workshop review by Joanne Chan

Aubrey Leow Apr 2021

Great class and lovely teacher! Had a lot of fun making fresh ramen noodles, delicious tonkotsu soup and hearing all about his travel adventures

Cooking workshop review by Aubrey Leow

Monica Das Mar 2021

I got this class as a present for my partner for our anniversary. We both really enjoyed the fun noodle making experience - and the delicious bowl of ramen at the end! Highly recommend.

Noah Vice Mar 2021

Wonderful class in a great environment.
Great teacher, great location, great results!
Can't wait to do more classes with this culinary master!

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Noah Vice

Helen Xu Feb 2021

It’s a fun class, make noodles with foot. Authentic way to making ramens, teacher is experienced.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Helen Xu

Dimitri Prodromou Feb 2021

Decura-san is a master. Great class with an excellent feed at the end. Sugoi

Nicole Gallagher Feb 2021

Fun night with friends learning to make ramen inc noodles and broth from scratch.
Hideo San was friendly, helpful, fun and very knowledgeable.
We had a great time, thank you.

Michelle Ball Feb 2021

Such a great day and fun class! Teacher is amazing! Well worth it, would recommend!

Cooking workshop review by Michelle Ball

Geordie Guy Feb 2021

What a wonderful course. The teacher was fantastic, as was his assistant. A clean, well-kept facility, and I managed to tick off all the questions I had about ramen and tonkotsu. I judge these courses by how long afterwards I'm still talking about what we did and how much fun it was, and I'm not done yet. Thanks so much!

Anne Forbes Feb 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the class. I now feel confident I could make a good ramen. The teacher made us feel welcome and comfortable and his explanations were easy to understand. Ingredients were fresh and delicious. Making our own noodles was fun - especially the kneading of the dough. The class was a nice size - everyone friendly and helpful. The kitchen is well set up for lessons and of course the best part was eating it afterwards.

Laura Scapellato Jan 2021

The teacher was very friendly and explanatory, sometimes it was a little bit difficult to understand what he was saying but after asking to repeat we all generally understood,
The cost considering everything was provided and it was a 2 hour lesson was quite good, nice array of ingredients and he was very kind to provide tea and chilled water also, it was a very enjoyable class and I was quite happy with everything.

Cindy Duong Jan 2021

Great class! He explained things well and the class was really fun making the noodles, working on different toppings and putting together the dish. Overall, the ramen was delicious!

Would recommend!

Cooking workshop review by Cindy Duong Sydney

Jung Lin Jan 2021

Teacher is nice and patient. We learn how to make ramen noodles and tonkotsu soup. It tastes nice.

Maugan Rimmer Dec 2020

My son attended the Ramen cooking class with his friend. They both love Japanese food and culture. He really enjoyed the lesson, the teacher was kind, softly spoken and patient. The kitchen and equipment were clean and professionally equipped. The boys are both keen to go back and learn some new recipes.

Rosemary Leamon Dec 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended

Amazing teacher, very patient and so knowledgeable. Yummy food. Highly recommended, I’d definitely come again!

Marie Sanayeh Dec 2020

This is one of the best cooking class I have been to! It was informative, Mr Dekura is really engaging and so friendly! Looking forward to doing more classes here

Mary Ng Dec 2020

Loved it! Hideo's instructions was easy to follow and ramen was delicious! You can definitely replicate it at home!

Cooking workshop review by Mary Ng

Oren Dec 2020

Fantastic experience cooking and eating! Had such great fun and came away with some great tips

Cooking workshop review by Oren

Portia Georgouras Dec 2020

Our teacher was so friendly and accomodating! The whole class was a joy to be a part of and great fun when making noodles. Ramen was delicious and had a great chat with Hideo and other students around the table! 10/10 experience and will definitely be doing more classes!

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Portia Georgouras

Marina Blythe Nov 2020

We enjoyed making our own ramen. The dinner was super tasty and we’ll be trying the recipes again at home.

Alvina Tanudjaja Oct 2020

The kitchen very clean and our sensei so kind and fun. I never thought make ramen gonna be so much fun

David Taylor Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A great course for people that want to get an in-depth look at ramen noodle making and some great pointers to the whole process

Katherine Noel Sep 2020

This was an awesome experience! Very welcoming, fun and accommodating with a relaxed atmosphere. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to try something different.

Alice Zheng Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Was a great experience. Yummy ramen and learnt alot about the techniques on how to make good ramen noodle. Fantastic for team bonding.

Lorenza Sep 2020

Mr Dekura's class was really good. Making noodles was fun and the recipe followed the traditional method.
We cooked and ate delicious fresh shio ramen and it was nice to share the meal with the class and get to chat with such an experienced Japanese cuisine connoisseur.
Thank you.

Giorgia Girolamo Sep 2020

The class was very interesting and fun. I loved to learn some stuff about ramen and noodle making and especially I loved when we had the meal all together. I really suggest to try it!

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Giorgia Girolamo Sydney

Andrea Madelina Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The ramen class was a great experience. You learn to make hand made noodles in a very unique way. I would highly recommend this class. You get to enjoy your beautiful dish at the end of your class with your host and fellow students.

Cooking workshop review by Andrea Madelina Sydney

Rowan Macdonald Aug 2020

What was the highlight? Kneading the ramen with our feet; hearing many facets of Japanese culture while learning to cook; tasting our creation?
Dekura-san was very patient and attentive while letting me and my 12 year-old companions have a very hands on experience.
Clean and roomy premises with a strong attention to hygiene suitable for the current circumstances
Highly recommended

Rebecca Beaton Jul 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great teacher, very interesting and fun experience - I highly recommended it! Book it, you won’t regret it :)

Sue Champion Jul 2020

It was a very relaxing wonderful ramen noodle making class I had experienced. The teacher Hideo was so organised and provided absolutely everything. I really enjoyed the class. Thank you Hideo

Michiko Friesenegger Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Mr Dekura was friendly and a great teacher. His studio was lovely and it was a good experience making ramen from scratch. I'd definitely look at doing another class with him.

Saisha Nariani Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was very knowledgeable and taught in detail
Materials provided were clean, up to the mark and of excellent quality
The venue was neat and well suited for detailed class

Thomas Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I really liked the ramen and Mr Dekura was very very good . We made ramen from scratch, better than shop ramen

Jie Cong Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great experience. The teacher is very nice and professional. The handout is very useful. The noodle making experience was fun and unique. The soup is super delicious and many kinds of toppings. Beyond expectations and will be back for another class.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Jie Cong Sydney

Sabrina Parr May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I took my brother to this class as a birthday gift, he absolutely loved it. We really enjoyed learning how to make authentic Japanese ramen. It was a lovely experience and the teacher was a delight. Highly recommended!

Cooking workshop review by Sabrina Parr

Vedro Citra Mar 2020

Hide-san is amazing. This is my first time making ramen noodle from scratch but he made it so easy to follow. All of the infredients are also good.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Vedro Citra Sydney

Chantal Madi Mar 2020

The teacher is an author or several Japanese cook books and is clearly knowledgeable in all things Japan! The class is a great couple or singles activity and great for groups of friends too. The kitchen is clean and well maintained and you are provided with the best quality ingredients. Overall a fun experience with delicious ramen to enjoy at the end!

Cooking workshop review by Chantal Madi

Brett Fisher Mar 2020

Teacher very helpful on different ingredients used even catered for vegan. Delish options and very easy class to learn

Marian Afinidad Mar 2020

The ramen culinary class with Hideo-san was an experience I cannot wait to repeat. My partner and I were lucky enough to be the only ones in the class for today and it was an intimate and enjoyable experience. Hideo-san’s kitchen was clean and organised, with all ingredients and required materials fresh and ready. He was also an intriguing conversationalist, with plenty of stories to tell and recommendations to provide for our next visit to Japan. We will definitely be returning for his sushi class! Hideo-san, arigatou-gozaimasu!

Sonia Cuan Mar 2020

Dekura-san was an excellent teacher. He explained everything very well and assisted each student individually. The facilities were very spacious. The class size was the optimum size. I was very impressed by the quality of the class and would be more than happy to consider taking another class run by Dekura-san.

Joan Ting Mar 2020

Fun learning to make ramen. Amazing teacher. Venue is great and we had a great time learning from scratch the classic way of making ramen.

Jenny Ahern Feb 2020

Loved this class, I love ramen and this was a wonderful intro into making it at home. Did this on my own, but a mixture of groups and people on there own, very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Highly recommend giving this a go!

Raymond Tan Feb 2020

Our sensei, Mr Dekura, is warm and friendly. The class size is small (7 students) and atmosphere is relax. We learned about making Ramen noodles from scratch using some traditional techniques. We also witnessed the preparation of the broth. Finally we enjoyed eating a bowl of our own noodle with our selection of condiments.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Raymond Tan

Barinya Seresirikachorn Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The ramen tasted pretty good, but it was on a healthy, less fatty side rather than a typical fatty Tonkotsu. This course would be very helpful for beginners who know nothing about ramen-making. He was a really kind instructor and explained the steps clearly.

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Barinya Seresirikachorn

Ray Ho Dec 2019

We loved this class as a birthday gift or a fun activity. We would recommend this to small and big group (couples or corporate teams)

Cooking workshop review by Ray Ho

Jovi Santos Dec 2019

Very practical class on cooking ramen. Techniques learnt and ingredients used can be done easily at home for family meals and parties. The instructor was warm and friendly and very experienced.

Jessica Ryan Dec 2019

The teacher was very knowledgeable and included everybody, every had a turn to prepare something

Ramen Noodle and Tonkotsu Soup Cooking Class review by Jessica Ryan
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