Udon

  • Udon Vegetables

    Salad Udon

    Christmas is approaching and it is nearly summer. On a hot day like today, I only want to eat something cold and refreshing. ‘Salad Udon’ is a perfect choice and it can be made very quickly using Frozen Udon. For toppings, add whatever you like or you have in hand. This is a very popular …

  • Udon

    Easy Home-Made Udon

    Freshly cooked home-made Udon Noodles have great rubbery and chewy textures as Udon should do. The reason why I don’t make it very often is because the dough is very stiff and I have to knead with feet. (See how it can be done here.) I tried to make slightly softer dough that I can …

  • Beef Udon

    Beef Udon Soup

    There is a very popular Donburi (Rice Bowl) dish called ‘Gyū Don’ and there is Udon Noodle version of it. However, there are different methods to cook it. In the region where I grew up, thinly sliced Beef is cooked in Dashi based soup and it is not sweet. In other regions, especially in eastern …

  • Other Soup Udon

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Udon & Egg Soup

    There are some particular food that I wish to eat when I have a cold. This is one of them. The essential ingredients for this dish are Udon Soup, Noodles and Egg. I always season it lightly as it is a sick food for me. You can add other ingredients such as green vegetables and …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate Udon

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Udon Soup

    ‘Nikomu’ is a Japanese verb that means ‘boil well’. ‘Nikomi Udon’ is a dish of Udon Noodles that are cooked in a soup with various ingredients. It’s a comforting hot pot dish but you don’t need a clay pot. Just cook all ingredients in the soup using a saucepan or pot until softly cooked. Makes …

  • Chicken Egg Udon

    ‘Oyako’ Udon

    ‘Oyako’ means ‘Parent and Child’. When ‘Chicken and Eggs’ are used, the dish is often called with the word ‘Oyako’. You might be familiar with the ‘Chicken and Egg’ rice bowl dish that is called ‘Oyako Don’. There are Udon noodle versions, and the mixture is often thickened and flavour is less sweet, and it …

  • Tofu Udon

    ‘Kitsune’ Udon

    ’Kitsune’ means ‘Fox’ in Japanese. ‘Kitsune Udon’ can be literally translated as ‘Fox Udon’ but it has nothing to do with the foxes. No one knows why this Udon dish is called with its name. As a food, ‘Kitsune’ is ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thin Tofu) that is seasoned and added to noodle dishes as a topping. …

  • Beef Sukiyaki Udon

    Quick & Easy Sukiyaki Udon

    ‘Sukiyaki’ is one of the most famous Japanese dishes. ‘Sukiyaki’ is cooked on the dinner table as we eat. As things are eaten, we add more ingredients and sauce, and keep cooking until everyone is satisfied. Towards the end of the meal, as the sauce in the pan has developed great flavour, we often add …

  • Beef Chicken Pork Spaghetti & Pasta Udon

    Miso & Tomato Meat Sauce

    This noodle sauce is my newest creation and it is delicious! I was trying to create a miso-based meat sauce for Spaghetti. One day I happened to add Tomatoes to make the sauce juicier, and the result was FANTASTIC! This sauce is great with Spaghetti, Japanese Udon, Chinese Egg Noodles. I haven’t tried it with …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta Udon

    Tuna Udon

    This is a very simple dish, that can be prepared quickly and cheaply. If you can’t find Udon noodles, why don’t you use Spaghetti? Most stir-fried Udon dishes can be made with Spaghetti. I usually use a small (95g) canned tuna, but you may wish to add more tuna, and extra vegetables. The sauce is …

  • 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 servingsPork 200 to 250g *thinly …

  • Dipping Sauces 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 …

  • Udon Vegetables

    Udon Salad with Sesame Sauce

    The Udon noodles can be replaced with Ramen noodles, but they need to be COLD for this dish. On a hot and humid summer day in Japan, I often lost my appetite for food. A cold noodle dish like this one was life saving. If you have a good appetite, simply enjoy this delicious dish! …

  • 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 …

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