What is Udon?

Written by Editorial department
17 May 2014
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Udon is a thick, long type of noodle made with wheat flower, water, and salt. It is delicious in both hot and cold soups.

Udon
Udon

It can be topped with seasonings like green onion and ginger, or with ingredients like tempura, eggs, and more. Supermarkets carry both prepared and dry udon noodles, so it can be prepared easily at home. There are also many cup-noodle varieties of udon. Udon specialty restaurants, where you can eat for around 300 yen, are very popular as well. It is a type of food that is produced all over Japan, but Shikoku City of Kagawa Prefecture is particularly famous for its Sanuki Udon.

There are also other ways of cooking udon, such as “yakiudon,” where the noodles are stir-fried with ingredients like vegetables, then seasoned with soy sauce and other flavors.

Yakiudon
Yakiudon

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