Nakano udon school 中野うどん学校 is located in Kotohira 琴平町, just outside of Takamatsu 高松市. This small town has it all going – shrine, onsen and lots of sanuki udon eateries. Kotohira is mainly known for its shrine, Kompirasan daigongen 金刀比羅宮… in short, it is the shrine with a 785 steps hike (people are so faithful). I will write about this shrine later. For now, it is all about the udon making experience.

The class is in 100% Japanese, but the teacher is well experienced in body language; no problem at all 🙂 The chef goes on to explain how to make the dough and the saline solution.

Translation: Summer - 1 salt : 9 water | Spring Autum - 1 salt : 11 water | Winter - 1 salt : 15 water
The flour proportion is on the left and the saline solution is on the right. Summer – 1 salt : 9 water | Spring Autum – 1 salt : 11 water | Winter – 1 salt : 15 water

After preparing the saline and the right flour proportion, it was time to make the dough. Lots of squeezing by the hand.

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Once the dough is formed, the hard work begins. Time to dance on the dough. Watch the video below.

After the 10min of dancing to Sakura Maru (Maruko-chan) and some other manga song. The dough is now ready for roll and cut. **In case you don’t notice, the dad next to me is totally strong, his kid is on his shoulders the whole time!

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After all of that, it is now time to eat your own udon. The school prep the sauce for you – dashi, mirin and shoyu. Dip the noodle in raw egg for perfection.

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How to get here?

Take the local train from Takamatsu to Kotohira station. From the train station, it is a 10min walk to get to the school.

Nakano Udon School 中野うどん学校
796 Kotohira-cho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa
TEL 0877(75)0001

JPY1500 / person exclude tax

Class + eating time: 60 – 80min.

http://www.nakanoya.net/school/

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For more udon related post: Floating udon, Miyasaki

 

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