I bought a packet of Japanese udon but did not know how to prepare it. At first, I thought I need to soak it. Then, I realised that it is exactly like mee suah and I quickly throw them into a pot of boiling water before they turn mush.
It is hilarious because the packaging are all in Japanese and I don’t think I have read it anywhere about preparing udon.
But I did not boil it long enough and the centre was hard.
Anyway, here’s how I overcome the disastrous first try.
Recipe for udon with chives (if you still can trust me)
One serving of udon (about the diameter of the circle you index finger and thumb made)
Boil till pliable but not mushy. Run under cold water till water clears.
Generous amount of chopped garlic
one bunch of chives
1 piece of vegetarian egg or any type of vegetarian food, slice
1 bowl of stock (I was cooking fish maw chicken soup)
Stir fry garlic with a little oil until fragrant. Add in udon and put enough soup to simmer till udon is soft. Add in chives and vegetarian egg, some salt and pepper, mixed and serve.
Vegetarian eggs are actually soft soya bean sticks that is rolled up like an omelette. It is available in the frozen section of supermarkets.
I discovered that udon already has a distinct flavour and hence, it is not necessary to add anything fancy to it.
Does anyone have other ideas to prepare udon? Please leave your URL. I still have balance.