Stretch the dough with the rolling pin into squarish shape until it becomes 3mm thick (about 25-30cm square). I used the normal Western-style rolling pin with handles on both sides. We need to make more than the “three servings” of this recipe. In either case, the extra mass retains heat better, and in the case of the larger pan, you have more surface area to spread the ingredients out over.

My salt was 4%, and when boiled, the saltiness of the noodles was noticeable.
Thanks for the recipe! 3.5 oz of …and 0.3 oz…sorry but I am use to “cup” measurements. Yaki Udon is traditionally made on a large steel flat-top griddle called a teppan. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Marc Matsumoto Private Chef, TV host, & food consultant Hire Me, Love Our Recipes? Also thanks for putting everything in grams And oz. Dust the surface of the dough from time to time. Instead of using your hands, you could knead with your feet.

The salt within the noodles comes out while boiling and the more boiling water, more salt to come out. I used “Robinhood Best for Bread” flour which had a gluten content of 13% which produced a great texture. 6. Mine didn’t look as pretty as yours but I have never cut noodles before so I’m sure the skill will come with practice. I'm Marc, and I'm here to help you elevate everyday meals by teaching you the basics, while giving the confidence and inspiration to have fun in the kitchen! As you can see, there is nothing special about the ingredients and the tools to make Udon Noodles. The straighter the blade is, the easier you can cut the Udon. If you can’t find them in a restaurant, you can always make your own udon noodles and enjoy these dishes at home! The large surface area and mass ensure the pan doesn’t cool off when ingredients are added. Just be careful you get a Worcestershire sauce that is vegan-friendly as many traditional ones include anchovies. Another udon noodle in hot broth dish, this one comes with pieces of mochi. Is there anyway that this recipe can be turned into cup measurements instead of ounces?

For fresh or dry noodles, boil them according to the package directions first and then drain. Additions can include seafood, tempura, mushrooms, steamed fish cake or egg. Using your hand mix vigorously, ensuring that there are only small lumps of flour. 5. Put the noodles in a sieve and drain well. NOTE: If you are using pre-cooked noodles, you will need 600 grams. Persimmons, the national fruit of Japan, are a tasty fruit that can be used in many culinary applications. Japanese restaurants in the United States often serve one or two udon noodle dishes. Pour the sauce all over the noodles and then toss until the udon is evenly coated with the sauce. Using a rolling pin roll out the dough, occasionally rotating it 90 degrees and dusting the dough.

For this recipe, I’ve used 600 grams of thick pre-cooked noodles. Eat them just like Zaru Soba (Cold Soba Noodles) with the same dipping sauce.

Ya-ki U-don has four syllables, and each one is pronounced as follows:ya like yachtki like keyu like oopsdon like door no. So this is only knead by foot? The addition of the tempura fritters, called tenkasu, is pure umami comfort! As with any stir-fry, this comes together in minutes, so it’s important to have all your vegetables prepped and your sauce mixed before you start cooking. This is a bit difficult to achieve at home, but since the goal is to keep the surface hot, you can accomplish this in two ways. It contains more gluten than other types of flour which gives it its elasticity and enables the dough to rise with a good structure. 2.

If you are using fresh noodles, you will need 300 grams. Udon is a thick Japanese strand noodle that can range in size, shape, and ingredients, but is most often served in soup.The majority of udon noodles are made from wheat flour, with a few regional variations using potato starch or incorporating carrot for an orange color. Hi Kristina, yes, you can use whole wheat flour in place of strong flour. Kind regards, H. Hi Heather, I have never dried udon noodles but in theory I think you can. Ingredients for Yaki Udon. You can freeze Home-made Udon Noodles as well. As the name implies, this is a dish of udon noodles that come in a Japanese curry broth. This keeps the ingredients vibrant and fresh while imparting a bit of char. Strong flour contains very high gluten content, 13-14%. There is no need to thaw frozen noodles. Your email address will not be published. Will try soon. The Japanese udon noodle is a thick, somewhat chewy and light noodle made with flour, water and salt. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Then when I scrolled down, I stopped reading the rest of the instructions, as I was totally fascinated with the kneading with the feet photos.

Knead the dough using the base of your hand for about 5 minutes. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Drizzle the sauce over everything and toss continuously until every strand of udon is coated, and uniform in color. But of course, you can make Yaki Udon (Stir Fried Udon Noodles) that I posted recently as well. Let the udon fry undisturbed for a few seconds to brown some of the sauce around the noodles and then toss and repeat it until the udon is well glazed and the vegetables are cooked to your liking.
Wrap the dough in cling wrap and rest for 30-60 minutes depending on the room temperature. When they are completely frozen, you can take them out of the container and put them in a zip lock bag and store. The hot pot, called a nabe, contains udon noodles, of course, cooked in a broth along with various vegetables and an assortment of other ingredients depending upon the establishment. The name of this dish translates to Moon Viewing Udon, as the egg yolk resembles the moon. We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. If you’d rather make it with meat, simply stir-fry some thinly sliced pork or chicken before adding the vegetables. For my version, I’ve made this plant-based. The noodles are chewy and springy, and they taste great! This is crucial as a cold pan will cause your vegetables to steam and get soggy.

The noodles are accompanied by a dipping sauce and sometimes garnished with a bit of nori or wakame. Boil sufficient amount of water in a large pot. The addition of the mochi is believed to give whoever consumes the dish a bit of extra strength, earning the dish the name chikara, which means “strength” or “power.”.

Although this is a stir-fry, most home burners don’t put out enough heat to require continuous stirring.

It certainly is easier than using arm and less tiring!

If you’re going to add a protein, I suggest seasoning it first with salt and pepper. Strong flour, also commonly known as strong bread flour, is made from hard wheat varieties. In fact, this rule applies to any kinds of noodles. Drop the noodles into the boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes.

My one suggestion would be to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe. When the dough becomes 3mm/⅛” thick, fold it a couple of times so that it is easier to cut. Be warned that the thickness of the freshly made Udon Noodles doubles when boiled. When boiling Udon Noodles, make sure that … If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of enjoying a satisfying and comforting udon noodle dishes, you’re in for a treat! Hi Kathy, strong flour is basically bread flour. They are also quite healthy. Alternatively, make each serving portion a flat mound and place them in an air-tight container without touching each other. You need to flour sufficiently so that layers of dough do not stick to each other. I guess I am calculating servings based on Japanese standard portion of home cooking which tends to be a bit less than other cuisines :-). This is very important for a couple of reasons: When the white bits no longer come off the noddles and the water becomes clear, you are now ready to make tasty Udon noodle dishes with the best fresh noodles (see the photo below). Place the lid on and freeze. Good luck with it! Toss these in vegetable oil to keep them from sticking together. Add flour to a bowl, then add ½ of the salt water. I trusted the reviews and made double, I’m so glad I did because I was so happy with how they turned out.