We usually buy Udon noodles from our local Asian market here in town. I buy them frozen. When I saw his recipe I knew that I wanted to give this a try. They were easy to make. The dough is three ingredients: water, flour, and salt. The pasta dough does need to sit for an hour before you roll it out but we had plenty of time in our day so this was not a problem.
Once the dough was rolled out I used a very sharp knife to cut the noodles into long strips. I recommend having a long straight edge knife and lots of flour. I boiled my water. These noodles are thick so they do need to boil for 12 minutes. They puffed up and came out perfect.
I heated a small amount of vegetable oil, with a dash of sesame oil, some sesame seeds, and tossed my noodles into a very hot pan. I fried the noodles for about 5 minutes and sprinkled them with soy sauce. Served hot with our homemade GYOZAS. Dinner was delicious this night.
In addition to serving the noodles with a splash of soy sauce, I also put a few sauces that we like to eat with our noodles on the table, for our guest to pick and choose, like: plum sauce, sweet and spicy sauce, and tonkatsu sauce.
Follow the link to get the recipe for Homemade Udon Noodles by Chef Morimoto HERE.
I do hope that you try making homemade pasta and definitely try frying the noodles up with a little bit of sesame oil and sesame seeds. They are fat, chewy, and oh so yummy!
We ate the noodles so fast (they are best hot) that I did not have a chance to snap a picture of the finished noodle dish. I will making these again in the future and will update the post with a picture at that time.
Finnley likes to help in the kitchen too. This little video is her working with some flour as I was preparing the udon noodles. Apparently, her batch needed a bit of air.