noodles

  • Udon Yakisoba

    Yakiudon

    One day, my daughter asked me what the difference between ‘Yakisoba’ and ‘Yakiudon’ was. ‘Yakisoba’ is a dish of stir-fried noodles flavoured with Yakisoba sauce, which tastes like mix of Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce. ‘Yakiudon’ is obviously stir-fried udon noodles and originally seasoned with the same sauce, but nowadays dashi-flavoured soy sauce is more …

  • Pork Udon

    Spicy Pork Udon

    I usually stock already cooked Udon noodles (frozen/vacuum-packed) and they are just perfect for one-person lunch. They only need to be warmed and loosened. While you are warming the Udon Noodles, you can cook this spicy pork. It’s quick, easy and yummy as always. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Udon 2 servings Pork 200 to 250g …

  • Shirataki & Itokonnyaku Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach

    My family’s favourite ‘Goma-ae Spinach’ sometimes turns to this spicy ‘Goma-ae’ with Itokonnyaku/Shirataki for a change. Itokonnyaku or Shirataki is basically same as Konnyaku/Konjac made from grated Konnyaku Potatoes. They are very low in calories and good source of dietary fiber. It can be replaced with Sweet Potato Starch Noodles which has similar texture. Makes …

  • Dipping Sauce Udon

    Udon with Spicy Dipping Sauce

    My children love chilled ‘Zaru Udon’ on a hot summer day. I always keep a bottle of ‘Mentsuyu’ noodle dipping sauce in the fridge, so that anyone can enjoy ‘Zaru Udon’ at any time. On the other day I just wanted to eat something spicy and created this dipping sauce. It was delicious. But my …

  • Vegetables

    Asian Fried Noodle Slaw

    My husband’s aunt told me about her amazing discovery of Asian Fried Noodle Salad. She even gave me a bag of the fried noodles. The recipe was on the bag of the noodles but I found it too sweet. So I create my own dressing for the salad. I used a bag of ready-to eat …

  • Miso Soup Udon

    ‘Hōtō’ Noodle Miso Soup

    Hōtō is a regional dish originating from Yamanashi, Japan. The wide noodles are stewed with vegetables in miso soup. Hōtō noodles are actually different from Udon noodles as they are made from ordinary low-gluten flour in the style similar to dumplings. That’s why it is easy to prepare at home. I once lived in Yamanashi …

  • Dough Udon

    Home-Made Udon

    More and more people make Italian pasta at home these days. Do you know you can make Udon noodles at home quite easily? Freshly cooked home made fresh Udon noodles have great rubbery and chewy textures. The dough is very stiff and it might be too hard for you to knead, so people knead the …

  • Mushrooms Spaghetti & Pasta

    Bacon & Kinoko Spaghetti

    ‘Kinoko’ means mushrooms. Use Shimeji, Shiitake, Enoki, Eringi or Oyster Mushrooms. Plenty of them! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spaghetti 300 to 400g Shiitake 100g *sliced Shimeji 100g *torn into smaller pieces Enoki 100g *torn into smaller pieces Onion 1 *thinly sliced Garlic 1 to 2 cloves *finely chopped Oil 1 tablespoons Bacon 100g Butter 20g …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta

    Seafood Spaghetti Garlic Soy Sauce

    Seafood with Garlic & Soy Sauce goes so well with pasta. This ‘Seafood Spaghetti Garlic Soy Sauce’ is very popular in Japan and it is so easy and quick to prepare. A perfect dinner for busy families. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spaghetti 300 to 400g Seafood Mix (Marinara Mix) 500g Oil 2 to 3 tablespoons …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Harusame Salad

    Harusame are the noodles made from potato starch or mung bean starch. Low in calories and great for salad and soup. This dish is something we always crave for when weather is warmer.It’s so refreshing and yummy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Harusame Noodles 200g Cucumber 1/2 to 1 Carrot 1 Ham 4 slices Large Eggs …

  • Yakisoba

    Yakisoba

    Yakisoba is a very similar to Chinese stir fried noodles, with vegetables and, commonly, pork. The dish is seasoned with ‘Yakisoba Sauce’ which tastes like Worcestershire Sauce. Yakisoba is very simple to make and can be cooked on a large hotplate, by tossing the ingredients together as they fry. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Yakisoba Noodles …

  • Ramen

    Fresh Ramen

    Frozen fresh Ramen noodles are available from most Japanese and Asian grocery stores. Soup comes with the noodles and they are quite tasty. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Frozen Fresh Ramen Noodles 1 serving Soup (*comes with noodles) Your Favourite Toppings Method 1. Cook noodles as instructed. Basically cook Frozen Noodles in rapidly boiling water for 2 …

  • Ramen

    Instant Ramen with Toppings

    You cannot underestimate Japanese Instant Ramen. People are very fussy about the quality, texture and types of noodles, and the matching flavour of soup. There is a great range of Instant Ramen that taste just excellent. Enjoy with your favourite toppings. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Instant Dry Noodles 1 serving Soup (*comes with noodles) Your …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Somen Stir Fry

    Somen’s delicate texture goes well with this light flavoured stir fry. The noodles need to be cooked firm. Rice Vermicelli can be used instead of Somen. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Somen Noodles 4 x 90g Sesame Oil 1 tablespoon Pork Thinly Sliced 200g Salt & Pepper Ginger 1 small piece* sliced into fine strips Onion …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi

    Icy Cold Somen

    Somen are the thinnest noodles. It is east to over cook. Follow the instruction. Standard cooking time is 2 minutes. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Somen Noodles 4 x 90g Mentsuyu (Dipping Sauce) Yakumi (Condiments) Method 1. Cook Somen Noodles as instructed. DO NOT add salt into the water. 2. When noodles are cooked, drain and rinse …

  • Udon

    Udon in Soup

    Udon noodles served in hot soup with toppings such as tempura. Kakiage tempura goes very well with the Udon in soup. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Udon Noodles 2 x 90g Instant Udon Soup 2 packets Hot Water 2 cups Toppings *Tempura, Spring Onion Make Soup by yourself Dashi stock 2 cups Soy Sauce 3 to …

  • Udon

    Zaru Udon

    To enjoy the rubbery resilient ‘al dente’ Udon noodles, the best way is with chilled ‘Mentsuyu’ dipping sauce with plenty of ‘Takumi’ condiments. The best Udon noodles are the frozen type that you can find at Japanese or Asian grocery stores. If you make Udon by yourself, they would be the best. Try my “Home-Made …

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