Kanagawa Cooking Class
Ramen and gyoza in a local house

★★★★★ 8


Pick Up


2.5 hours

Max 8 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Ramen (Soup with natural ingredients, boiled pork or chicken , marinated eggs) and gyoza dumplings, tea

  • Ramen


    Ramen is a noodle soup dish and perhaps one of the most popular Japanese dishes. There are many flavours of ramen, such as Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, Miso ramen, Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen and so on. Common toppings are Chashu (braised pork), Negi (green onion) and Nori (dried seaweed).

  • Gyoza


    Gyoza is a dumpling using wrapping thing dough to hold the inner ingredients. Most commonly, minced pork, cabbage, Garlic and Leek. The origin of Gyoza is from China but it has evolved uniquely in Japan and now quite different from the Chinese one.

Cooking Class Information

We will make ramen and gyoza together at my house.
I live in a small seaside town called Oiso near Odawara and Hakone in Kanagawa prefecture. I will pick you up at Ninomiya station on the JR Tokaido line. It takes only 5 minutes from Ninomiya station to my house. When you arrive at my house, I will show you my kitchen and we will move on to cooking. First of all, we will make soup for the ramen with all natural ingredients. Soup is the most important ingredient in ramen. I will explain the Japanese ingredients for the soup and also tell you how to use ingredients available in your own country. We will make toppings, "ajitama" which means half-boiled-eggs marinated in soy sauce and "chaashu" which means pork boiled in soy sauce. (If you don't eat pork, we can use chicken instead of pork.) While we wait for the soup to be done, we will make gyoza. Timing is very important for this recipe. Ramen should be very hot when you eat it, and the gyoza should be ready at the same time. Afterwards, we will eat the food together.

About Host



★★★★★ (8)

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Hi! I’m Manami. I love cooking and meeting people. My husband is British and a lot of his family members are vegetarian or vegan, so I have been making vegetarian and vegan Japanese cuisine for them for many years and they love it. I know there are only a few vegetarian and vegan options in Japan, but I would like you to enjoy Japanese food culture.


The closest station

Ninomiya station

How to get to the station?

From Odawara station : 10mins

Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!

Exact location provided after booking.

Reviews of Cooking Class

Sophie, Australia


Our Ramen & Gyoza class with Manami was amazing! She's lovely to chat to and speaks fantastic english! We really enjoyed cooking and learning from her, it was one of our favourite memories from our trip to Japan. Highly recommend her classes!

Mar 2024

Mark, United States of America


I live in Japan, and my brother was visiting and wanted to learn how to make Ramen and Gyoza. Manami conducts the lessons in her beautiful home near Odawara. She is charming and walked us through the whole process, and then had lunch with us. We had a wonderful time. We had some trouble with the AirKitchen people, who seem disorganized and unprofessional. Manami was wonderful.

Mar 2024

Winnie, United States of America


Manami was a great host! I decided to celebrate my birthday with a cooking class with Manami - learning how to make ramen and gyoza's! The lesson was absolutely phenomenal, she was so kind and her english was great. She walked us through every step and explained little details about each and gave us tips about cooking. Her home is beautiful and it really made the experience felt true to japanese culture. Manami took pictures of us the whole time and let us customize our food accordingly, e.g. I didn't eat seafood, so she adjusted the recipe for me. Throughout the whole process, she had fun with us, joked with us and truly made us feel like we were able to immerse in true japanese culture, not just the touristy things. The final product was AMAZING, the flavors were incredible. She even put candles in a little cake for my birthday and sung happy birthday to me, which was so thoughtful!! Her house is a little far from the city, and it might be tempting to book a commercial cooking class in the city thats closer, but trust me, it is ABSOLUTELY worth it. Not only is it cheaper, but the experience is so much more wholesome and genuine and it gets to be a private lesson. Manami truly made my birthday trip one of the best ones I've ever had, and I couldnt thank her enough for the kindness she showed and the great experience and food she prepared for us.

Dec 2019


Response from Manami
WoW, thank you so much for your brilliant review, Winnie! You and your friends were very nice and fun, so I enjoyed having you here. It was so much fun to make ramen and gyoza with you all. That birthday cake was tofu actually, (Sorry, I didn’t have enough time to make a cake.) but I’m so glad to know you were happy with that. Thank you again for coming to my cooking class!

Winnie, United States of America


Thank you for an AMAZING birthday experience and for being so kind to us. That was the best part of our whole trip and we are so grateful for what you have taught us!

Dec 2019


Response from Manami
Thank you very much for coming to my cooking class! It was very nice to meet you all and I’m so glad to know that you enjoyed it!

Huey Chen, Singapore


We enjoyed the experience. Thank you for showing us how to prepare the ingredients and cooking them.

Oct 2019


Response from Manami
It was very nice to meet you, Huey. I’m so glad you enjoyed my cooking class. Thank you very much for coming! Manami

Virginie condret, France


Thank you i spent a great time with you. I know à little bit more about the japaneese life and cooking.you were very kind to answer my questions.

Sep 2019


Response from Manami
It was very nice to meet you, Virginie! I’m glad you enjoyed my cooking class. I also enjoyed cooking with you here. Thank you very much!

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Response from Manami

FAQ about Ramen and gyoza in a local house | Cooking class by Manami

  • Is Ramen and gyoza in a local house available for vegans?

    Yes, Ramen and gyoza in a local house has a vegan option.

  • Is Ramen and gyoza in a local house available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Ramen and gyoza in a local house has a vegetarian option.

  • How to get to the place where Ramen and gyoza in a local house being held?

    Please go to Ninomiya station which takes 10 mins from Odawara station . Then Manami (host) will pick you up there!

  • How long is this cooking class by Manami?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • What is the maximum capacity of Manami's cooking class?

    Up to 8 people can join Manami's cooking class.

  • How much does it cost to join Ramen and gyoza in a local house?

    It costs 8000 per person.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.

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