Udon Noodles

udon noodles

These are thick and delightfully chewy wheat noodles from Japan, where they tend to be served with a hot broth or thin dipping sauce.

Although very fashionable in the West today, udon noodles are traditionally considered peasant food or a cheap lunch.

Boil and drain your udon, then use them as a base for hearty Oriental soup dishes, in cold salads, or serve with a sweetish soy-based dipping sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Spring onions, wasabi and ginger are other classic accompaniments.