Noodle & Udon
Udon Noodles are thick, wheat-flour noodles and are very popular in Japanese cuisine. Udon was first introduced to the Japanese by the Buddhist priest Kukai around the 9th century A.D. These noodles can be either square or round and they puff up when cooked much like Italian noodles, giving them a uniquely soft yet dense texture. Udon Noodles are usually enjoyed in hot soy sauce based broths, often with thinly chopped scallions as a garnish.
Udon can also be served chilled as the Japanese often do in the summer. Instant Udon noodles are very easy to make and very delicious with their salty savory broths which come in a variety of flavors.