\ ˈü-ˌdän How to pronounce udon (audio) \
variants: or udon noodle

Definition of udon

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

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For something savory, go for the surprisingly good udon. Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Singapore," 5 Mar. 2018 The menu extends to include salads, sashimi, fried chicken and udon noodles. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Stir, in Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prepares for October Opening," 10 July 2018 The noodles themselves are unique, thick as udon, but irregular and delicately chewy. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "What's new and different in Chinatown | Craig LaBan," 22 May 2018 Food lovers in Southeast Portland have long had Biwa on their healthyish hit list for bowls of ramen and udon, handmade gyoza, onigiri, fresh Japanese-style salads, and their famous char siu pork burger. Caviar, Bon Appetit, "Our Favorite Healthyish Dishes You Can Now Order From Caviar," 27 Mar. 2018 Look for arancini, pork bahn mi sandwiches, street tacos, Mexican street corn and udon. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "19 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in May for donuts, salads, tacos, pizza," 1 June 2018 Casino Pauma While there’s no dedicated Asian restaurant at Casino Pauma, The Cafe serves a half-dozen Chinese and Thai dishes, including ramen, pad thai, udon, orange chicken and Mongolian beef. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Craving Asian food? At local casinos, you're in luck," 29 Apr. 2018 Chicago restaurant Mott Street’s brunch menu for children, which includes dishes such as kimchi udon, was launched last fall to attract families on Sunday mornings. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "High-End Dining for the High-Chair Set," 3 Apr. 2018 Handmade udon were then swished around the pot to extract flavor, and each diner was handed a microplane and invited to grate the fragrant zest of a yuzu onto the chewy noodles. New York Times, "A Destination Restaurant in Remote Sweden Gets a Pop-Up Pairing," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of udon

1902, in the meaning defined above

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