Simple Yet Delicious Japanese Udon Noodles


Udon noodles are a type of thick, flour-based Japanese noodles that are usually served hot in a dashi broth. Udon noodles can be served in various ways, from hot or cold noodle soup to stir-fries and salads. Udon noodles are usually very affordable and readily available, making them a great option for a quick and easy dinner or lunch.

History and Origin

Udon noodles were first believed to have been invented in Japan around the 8th century. From its earliest beginnings, the dish quickly gained popularity among the Japanese and spread to other parts of the world. Today, udon noodles are enjoyed in numerous countries, prepared in a variety of styles, and feature in a number of dishes.

Serving and Ingredients

Udon noodles can be served hot or cold, depending on the dish. Common ingredients used with udon noodles include soy sauce, mirin, sake, katsuobushi, mushrooms, and seaweed. Vegetables and proteins can also be added to the dish for extra flavor and texture.



– 8 ounces fresh or frozen udon noodles
– 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
– 1 teaspoon grated ginger
– 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
– 1/2 cup diced carrots
– 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
– 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon mirin
– 2 cups dashi broth
– 2 green onions, sliced


1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, and add the udon noodles. Boil them for 10 minutes, or until they are al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.

2. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil.

3.Add the ginger, mushrooms, carrots and bell peppers. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.

4. Add the udon noodles and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.

5. Add the soy sauce and mirin, and stir to combine.

6. Pour in the dashi broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

7. Stir in the green onions and serve. Enjoy!