Frequent question: How do you cook thick udon noodles?

What are the thick udon noodles called?

Udon (うどん or 饂飩) is a thick noodle made from wheat flour, used in Japanese cuisine. It is a comfort food for many Japanese people. There is a variety of ways it is prepared and served.


Kake udon; udon noodles in hot broth
Type Noodles
Place of origin Japan
Serving temperature Hot or cold
Main ingredients Wheat flour

How long should you boil udon noodles?

In large stockpot, bring 4 gallons water to rolling boil. (Note: Even small quantities of noodles need to be cooked a lot of water.) Add noodles and begin timing after water has returned to boil. If cooking semidried udon, boil 8 to 9 minutes before testing; if cooking dried, boil 10 to 12 minutes.

How do you cook pre packaged udon noodles?

Add one packet of noodles per person to a pot of boiling water (approx. 500ml per packet). Cook for 2-3 minutes before draining. Add the cooked noodles to a bowl with udon noodle soup and serve with your favourite toppings.

How do I cook udon noodles?

To cook udon noodles, add noodles to a pot of boiling water and bring back to the boil. Stir noodles, add more cold water to the pot and bring back to boil again. Turn down the heat and cook noodles until tender. Drain noodles and run under cold water.

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Why does my udon taste sour?

I bought some udon noodles (they come in a packet) from my local asian grocery store. They were in the noodle aisle and were stored at room temp. When I opened one of the packets and soaked them in hot water (to loosen them up before stir frying), they came out with a very sour aftertaste.

Should you rinse udon?

Rinse packaged fresh or frozen udon in lukewarm water and gently separate the noodles. Do not rinse dried udon noodles because this can make them sticky.

How do you keep udon noodles from sticking?

Drain the noodles and rinse them briefly under cold water before using in soup or another dish; this stops the cooking and also removes some of the surface starch, preventing them from sticking together.

How do you make vacuum packed noodles?

Sold fresh or in vacuum sealed packages. To prepare: Place noodles in a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over the noodles. Let them stand for 1 to 2 minutes and drain. Further cooking is accomplished when the noodles are added to a stir-fry dish or to a soup.