January 10, 2012

Lazyass Cookin’: Nabeyaki Udon

by Kayoko Akabori

I’ve been obsessed with making this dish for a few months now — it is really satisfying when you are craving noodles, and so ridiculously easy to make. You can usually find nabeyaki udon on the menus at Japanese restaurants, for $12+. This is so easy to make at home, and cheap! INGREDIENTS 1 pack […]

November 30, 2011

Skankynavia: Bacon Udon

by Anders Arhoj

Enjoying the early winter so far? I know I am. I’m a cave bear and enjoy spending the long Scandinavian winter evenings in my studio or couch, working, crafting or watching Daria. In fact, since it is so windy, wet and utterly, depressively dark, I feel less bad about not hanging out on the beach, […]

July 12, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Sanuki Udon at Koya (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

We’ve been very lucky. Since last summer, we’ve had a bona fide udon-ya (shop) right here in London. Serving sanuki udon (a type of udon from the Kagawa region of Japan) that is prepared in-house, Koya boasts chefs that trained at the famed Kunitoraya in Paris. Proper udon and one even my extremely fussy Japanese […]

June 30, 2011

Japanify: Summer Slurp Series: Nikumiso Udon

by Yoko Kumano

The one (and only) thing that I miss about the disgustingly humid temperatures in Tokyo is the arrival of cold noodle dishes on menus everywhere. During the hot months of June through September, I would convince myself that I deserved a daily reward of a big bowl of cold noodles for surviving each hot day. […]

July 27, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Chilled Tempura Udon

by Sakura Gooneratne

It’s the tail end of July and we’re still experiencing hot! Hot! Heat! in London. So what better way to chill out than with a slight twist to my all time favourite noodle, the tempura udon. London’s finally got a bona fide udon-ya in the guise of Koya which serves some truly sublime sanuki udon […]