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Dec 23, 2020Dec 23, 2020
Online class
Yamato HQ (Kagawa, Japan)


  • December 23, 4:00 P.M. (Japanese time)

Online Noodle class (December 23, 2020). Japanese New Year Soba. Completed (playback link available)

you can expect to...
  • Listen to a lecture on the history and specific traditions of eating buckwheat soba noodles on a New Year’s Eve in Japan – and how you can use it for your food business with fresh craft noodles
  • Watch a demo session on making Soba as well as other types of noodles on a noodle machine for restaurants and small scale production
  • Learn how to cook and plate Soba noodles for dishes traditionally eaten on New Year in Japan
  • Get an opportunity to ask your questions to the best noodle masters!
  • Get a glimpse of Yamato Noodle School settings — a place where many prominent noodle cuisine professionals have started their careers!
  • And, much more!


Akira Mii

Renowned Japanese noodle cuisine professional

Akira Mii has worked for Yamato for almost 20 years, supporting customers in many countries across the world. He can share his broad knowledge and deep expertise in noodle making and other aspects of noodle business.

Online Noodle Class on "Toshikoshi Soba" - buckwheat noodles traditionally eaten on a New Year's Eve in Japan, and other noodle options for winter holidays

An imagery yet so important threshold dividing the current and the coming years, is a special time for every culture usually accompanied by specific festive traditions and foods eaten during this period.

New hopes, new wishes, new dreams, new commitments – to celebrate them, throughout history different cultures have had their special culinary traditions related to what people do and eat on a New Year’s Eve and the first day of the new year.

One might name such customs as eating grapes in Spain, pomegranates in Turkey, Olivier salad in Russia, or buckwheat Soba noodles in Japan.

Whether for dine-in, takeaway, delivery or as DIY meal kits, presenting your customers with an opportunity to experience Japan through this unique culinary tradition may serve as a good seasonal offering for your food business.

Such authentic buckwheat Soba can be made from scratch on different models of Yamato noodle machines (depending on the ratio of buckwheat flour in dough, which can range from as little as 20-30% to 100% when noodles are completely made from buckwheat). 

However gradual its development may sometimes be, any tradition has a beginning – even those we now consider so ancient that we can hardly locate a point in history to pin its inception on did start at some time in the past.   

So, why, for a change, not come up with a new one? Like eating a special dish with noodles popular in your area on New Year!?

New year pasta? Sure! New year ramen with toppings made from your local special ingredients? Why not!…

To learn about this and more, join Yamato on December 23, 2020 for another free online noodle class.

The class is Free, and its live broadcast is accessible by the link that will be sent to your email address after you sign up. 

Time schedule

Time (Japanese time)Contents
4:00~4:05 (P.M.)Introduction
4:05 ~ 4:15Brief lecture on the history of New Year Soba noodles, and how this tradition can be used by food businesses around the world
4:15 ~ 4:35Demo session: making fresh authentic Soba and other types of noodles on a professional noodle machine for restaurants, food service / production businesses
4:35 ~5:05Cooking and plating dishes with Soba noodles traditionally eaten on a New Year’s Eve in Japan
5:05 ~ 5:15FAQ session

*December 23, 4:00 P.M. Japanese time will be:

December 22, 11:00 P.M. in Los Angeles;

December 23, 1:00 A.M. in Dallas;

December 23, 2:00 A.M. in New York;

December 23, 9:00 A.M. in Helsinki;

8:00 A.M. in Berlin;

7:00 A.M. in Lisbon

*Schedule and timetable may be subject to change
*The class will be conducted in English

—Start your Noodle business journey with this free online noodle class brought to you by the most experienced and qualified noodle professionals from Japan.

—Get a free chance to explore and experience the world of professional noodle making, including commercial noodle making equipment and professional culinary noodle schools 

—The class will feature the best commercial noodle making equipment for restaurants, restaurant chains, mini factories, and other types of small/medium scale noodle businesses:

tested by time, endorsed by professionals

ramen machine for pasta
Udon machine "Shin'Uchi"

Learn about Yamato Noodle School!

How to register for the class

Submit your information from [BOOK NOW]
Receive a registration email from Yamato MFG.

You will receive an email with instructions for how to log in to the Class livestream.


Please feel free to tell us about what kind of noodles you would want to see featured or any particular topic covered during the Class.


If you are interested in watching a recording of the class, please contact us to request a playback link.

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