Japanese Cuisine Expert Cuisine Hiroko Shimbo

America is known for mouthwatering burgers, Italy for rustic pastas, and France for its fromage, and the Japanese have their own cultural obsession: ramen. Japanese ramen chefs are detail-oriented perfectionists, and the ramen lovers they serve are a discerning bunch who can pick out their favorite ramen ya from the thousands of restaurants and stands that dot the landscape.

Glean insight into the fascinating—and delicious—art of ramen and learn to prepare two popular styles (shoyu and miso) in this hands-on class with Japanese cooking authority, chef, and instructor Hiroko Shimbo.

The lesson begins by learning how to make flavorful stock from pork, chicken, beef bone. You will learn how to make ramen noodles. After that, you’ll build your dish, adding perfectly cooked noodles, boiled egg, vegetables and tender chashu pork. You’ll also learn how to make gyoza, tasty pork and vegetable filled potsticker dumplings that often accompany a bowl of noodles.


Hiroko Shimbo is a chef-consultant for restaurants and food companies, trained sushi chef, cookbook author, writer, blogger, and instructor based in New York City. She is considered an authority on Japanese cuisine worldwide. Through her company,Hiroko’s Kitchen, she has also developed recipes for PF Chang, Ruth’s Chris, and University dining companies.

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

Japanese Cuisine Expert Cuisine Hiroko Shimbo