Noodly appendages

College students frequently feast on Top Ramen multiple nights per week—at least, I did. But the sodium-rich meals, although quick and cheap, are nothing compared to true Japanese food. Whole Foods Market (4315 Arden Way) will host a Japanese noodle-making class featuring different types of noodles, how to use them in meals and where to buy them. The class also will feature a menu of beef ramen, chicken udon and chilled buckwheat noodles. The $35 class fee may be pricier than a month supply of Top Ramen, but it’s worth it.