Udon is a thick noodle made from wheat flour. You will often find it on the menu at Japanese restaurants.
Udon noodles are a flexible stable. They can be quick and simple served in a yummy broth with some leftover chicken and veggies. If you are feeling fancy, you can check out some of the Udon recipes from Allrecipes.com here. http://dish.allrecipes.com/quick-weeknight-meals-starring-udon-noodles/ Our favorite is the Kimchi Udon Noodle Stir-Fry below. You can use store bought kimchi or make your own. Check out K is for Kimchi for the recipe.
Kimchi Udon Noodle Stir-Fry
- 2 (7 ouncpackages fresh udon noodles
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 strips bacon chopped
- 1 1/2 cups chopped kimchi
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 4 scallions diagonally sliced
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook udon in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.
- Mix honey, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, and rice vinegar in a bowl. Set sauce aside.
- Place bacon in a large pan and cook over high heat until fat is rendered but bacon is not yet crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add kimchi and garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add the sauce, udon noodles, and sesame oil; stir well. Remove from heat and transfer noodles to a plate. Top with scallions.