Mastering Udon Noodles: Your Ultimate Guide

Mastering Udon Noodles: Your Ultimate Guide

Attention, noodle enthusiasts and food fanatics! If you enjoy discovering new and delicious noodle dishes, you're in for a treat. Discover the secrets to mastering the art of Udon noodles in our ultimate guide. From step-by-step recipes to in-depth tips and tactics, we've got you covered. Prepare to up your noodle game and experience the world of Udon like never before.

What are Udon Noodles?

Udon noodles are a type of thick wheat noodle originating from Japan. They are usually white and have a soft, doughy feel that distinguishes them from other Asian noodles. Udon noodles are versatile and can be used in a variety of snacks, including soups, stir-fries, and cold salads. The key to mastering udon noodles is to learn the various ways they may be made, as well as the art of selecting the appropriate sauce or toppings.

Two delicious dipping sauces

Freshly made and cooked udon noodles can be served straight with two delicious dips.

1) Udon Noodles with Chilli Oil Sauce:

  • Udon Noodles: To begin, prepare the Moi Soi udon noodles according to package directions. Typically, this entails boiling them for 10 minutes in water until they are soft yet slightly chewy. Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water to cool them down and remove excess starch.
  • Chilli Oil Sauce Mix: Combine Moi Soi's chilli oil sauce, which has a delicious spicy kick, in a mixing bowl. Adjust the quantity to your personal level of spiciness. For each dish of udon noodles, add 2-3 tablespoons of the chilli oil sauce.
  • Toss the Noodles: Toss the cooled udon noodles with the combined chilli oil sauce. Stir the noodles carefully to coat them equally with the sauce.
  • Garnish: Finish with a garnish of finely sliced green onions on top of your udon noodles. This not only adds to the aesthetic beauty of the meal but also provides a refreshing contrast to the heat of the chilli oil.
2) Udon Noodles with Black Bean Sauce
  • Preparing Udon Noodles: Begin by cooking Moi Soi udon noodles until tender yet still little chewy. To cool and remove excess starch, drain and rinse the noodles with cold water.
  • Add Black Bean Sauce: Moi Soi's Black Bean Sauce is rich and savoury, and it goes great with udon noodles. Warm the black bean sauce slowly in a small saucepan. To get the correct consistency, add a few drops of water.
  • Coat the Noodles: Combine the warmed Moi Soi Black Bean Sauce with the prepared udon noodles. Toss them together to ensure that the sauce coats the noodles evenly. This produces a delectable combination of umami and savoury flavours that match the texture of the udon.
  • Flavour Enhancement: To improve the flavour of the meal, put finely chopped cilantro on top of the sauced udon noodles. The freshness and herbaceous tones of cilantro complement the deep flavours of the black bean sauce. This recipe provides a savoury, somewhat tangy, and multi-dimensional flavour experience that is sure to please your palate.

Other Recipes that Use Udon Noodles

Udon noodles may be the star of the show in a variety of recipes. Here are some more dishes that showcase the flexibility of udon noodles:

  • Kake Udon: A traditional Japanese soup with udon noodles served in a light, delicious broth and garnished with green onions and tempura flakes.
  • Yaki Udon: Stir-fried udon noodles with veggies, protein (such as chicken or tofu), and a savoury sauce, resulting in a robust and filling dish.
  • Zaru Udon: Chilled udon noodles with a dipping sauce and yakumi topped with green onions and sesame seeds.

  • Nabeyaki Udon: A hot pot dish where udon noodles are simmered in a savoury broth with ingredients like chicken, shrimp, and vegetables.


Finally, mastering udon noodles opens up a world of culinary possibilities. With Moi Soi, your journey becomes even more accessible. Explore our udon noodle collection, as well as a range of noodles, sauces, and ready-to-eat curries prepared with natural ingredients and the highest quality standards. Say goodbye to artificial flavours, MSG, and Ajinomoto, and hello to Moi Soi's original and delectable flavour. 

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