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Bukkake Udon

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Bukkake Udon is a very simple noodle dish that's very common in Japanese cooking. Udon is a type of thick Japanese noodle made with wheat flour and often served either in soups or fried. This version is a cold dish with thick, creamy soy sauce and dashi-based broth.

The broth is poured over the noodles and toppings. Katsuobushi, or dried bonito flakes, are used in this particular recipe, but you can use a variety of toppings, including grated daikon radishes, grated ginger, boiled eggs, sliced green onions much more.

Ingredients:

  • 4 portions udon noodles
  • For sauce: 1/2 cup soy sauce / 2 cups dashi soup stock / 3 Tbsp mirin
  • 4 Tbsp katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)

Preparation:

Mix dashi soup stock, soy sauce, and mirin in a small pan. Put it on high heat and bring to a boil. Stop the heat. Cool the sauce. Boil lots of water in a large pan. Put udon noodles in the pan and boil, following package instructions. Drain in a colander and cool udon noodles in cold water quickly. Divide noodles into four bowls. Place katsuobushi and other your favorite toppings on top. Pour the sauce over the noodle right before eating.
*Makes 4 servings

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