variants or udon noodle
: a thick Japanese noodle made from wheat flour and usually served in a soup

Examples of udon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Japanese chain restaurant serves authentic udon noodles in flavorful broths, served up cafeteria-style. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2023 Any of the meats can be paired with either rice or udon noodles, served in either the house sauce or dry curry. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 5 July 2023 Guests order their choice of udon in regular ($6.50) or large ($7.50), then grab whatever sides, like different tempuras, including shrimp, chicken and asparagus, and musubi (usually around $2.50 each). Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2023 Add the udon noodles and cook until soft and chewy, 10 to 12 minutes. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2023 An Italian American favorite gets an Asian spin with chubby udon noodles and a dab of assertive Korean doenjang in the garlicky soy-butter sauce. Hana Asbrink, Bon Appétit, 18 Feb. 2023 That means seeking out the type of Japanese udon noodles that are round and fat. Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2021 The Yaki udon features market greens, shiitake, scallions, crispy shallot, chili threads, lemon and nori. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 12 July 2022 The resulting noodles have more of a standard udon-grade white and are softer in their bite. Chihiro Tomioka, Bon Appétit, 20 May 2022 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of udon was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Udon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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