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Kabuto’s Noodle Pulling Workshop

Did you know the art of noodle pulling takes over 6 months of practise to master? So, we thought to ourselves, “challenge accepted”! Let’s host our very own Noodle Pulling Workshop and try and master the art in 1 evening.

We invited the Noodle Master, Kampo along (to show us how it’s done), as well as Ping Coombes (MasterChef Champ) and Melissa from Over Seas Chinese Food (the Dim Sum Queen). Throw in a load of Sake cocktails and we had ourselves a Noodle Pulling Workshop! Scroll to the bottom of this post to see some lovely photos of the night.

But  do you know how to turn a lump of dough into a bundle of perfectly formed noodles? Why not follow these steps and give it a go.

  1. The first step is to create the dough which is essentially flour, water and a pinch of salt kneaded together.
  2. Chill overnight and then it’s ready to whip into shape.
  3. Knead and beat the dough until it’s super elastic. The more elastic, the better.
  4. Now it’s time to whip that dough!
  5. As you whip the dough, stretch it and beat on the table to make sure the dough is even.
  6. When it’s whipped and long enough, twist it into a plait, swapping hands every time.
  7. Now you’re starting to make noodles! The next bit gets tricky…
  8. Overlap the dough and start to pull it apart with the noodle strands between your fingers, adding flour between each pull.
  9. Twist and pull the dough giving it a bit of a shake to separate the noodles.
  10. Repeat until you have the amount of noodles you want!

Confused? Well, we can promise you it was very difficult, and we think we might leave it to the master… Or practise for another 6 months.

Kabuto’s Noodle Pulling Workshop – 19th September 2018

Photo credit: Jade Nina Sarkhel