5 typical Japanese noodle foods


Japanese really love noodle foods. Today they, especially ramen, have been becoming popular and more ramen restaurants have been established around the world. But Japanese noodle cuisine is not only ramen!! Now I’m introducing 5 representative Japanese noodle foods!!

1. Ramen

Probably, I don’t need to explain about it because everyone has already know in detail. Many Japanese are ramen lover and often eat it for lunch, dinner and even after drinking. There are many kinds of ramen, Tonkotsu, Soy sauce, Miso….etc. I’m introducing them in this article (10 typical types of Ramen! What is your favorite flavor?) and so look at it if you get interested in that!!!
Look at Soy Sauce Ramen’s recipe>>>>


2. Udon

Udon is  is a type of thick wheat flour noodle. Unlike ramen soup, udon souo is light and healthier than it. We Japanese eat it when getting hungover. You can enjoy eating it with several toppings: tempura, cooked beef, grated yam, deep-fried tofu (abura-age) and so on.
Look at Tasty-Beef-Udon (Niku-Udon)’s recipe>>>>


3. Yakisoba

Yakisoba is a kind of soupless and fried noodle, unlike ramen and udon. The basic way to cook it is to fry yakisoba noodle, cabbages, onions, carrots and pork and then flavor it with yakisoba sauce. And then it’s served with some toppings: aonori(seaweed powder), beni shoga (shredded pickled ginger) and katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes). It’s very easy to cook it so you should try even though you are a beginner of Japanese food.
Look at Yakisoba’s recipe>>>>


4. Soba

Soba is thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flours, which is different from Udon. You can enjoy Soba with a cold Japanese dipping sauce (Men-Tsuyu) or a hot broth soup. It has rich nutrition such as essential amino acids and lysine acids.
Recipe: Coming soon


5. Somen

Probably, you cannot tell the difference between udon, soba and somen. Somen and udon are made of wheat flour while soba is made of buckwheat flour. And then somen noodle’s diameter is less than 1.7mm while udon’s diameter is more than 1.7mm. So somen and udon are almost similar! But generally somen is served with a light flavored dipping sauce (Men-Tusyu) unlike udon. It helps us feeling cool during summer season!
Look at Somen recipe>>>>