\ 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

Examples of udon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chefs portion the noodles into little nests, which are used to make udon bowls by the order. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "The next Pei Wei? Japanese noodle shop Marugame lands in D-FW, with plans to expand," 26 Aug. 2020 Chef Aki Matsuo learned to make udon noodles in his home country of Japan. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "The next Pei Wei? Japanese noodle shop Marugame lands in D-FW, with plans to expand," 26 Aug. 2020 Park’s version of mazesoba (a relatively recent dry noodle dish invented in Japan, inspired by Taiwanese ramen) tops thin and silky Inaniwa udon noodles with spicy ground pork, fine fresh garlic and a raw egg yolk. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "How Chicago restaurants are adapting to draw you back in: When a multi-course sit-down French menu no longer works, it’s time to pivot," 4 Aug. 2020 In March, the family behind one of the Valley's top sushi restaurants debuted a new option for delivery ramen and udon and in April, one brother-and-sister team achieved their dream of opening a Mexican restaurant. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "3 new metro Phoenix restaurants to try in May for to-go ramen, tacos and Greek cuisine," 11 May 2020 Other delicious noodles include soba, thin buckwheat noodles often served cold, and udon, which are thicker and often served spicy. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Ways to Bring Japanese Cooking Into Your Kitchen," 23 Apr. 2020 Ram-Don, a portmanteau of ramen and udon, is the brainchild of South Korean director Bong Joon Ho, and a spin on the simple Korean dish jjapaguri. NBC News, "We made the 'Parasite' noodles known as 'Ram-don' in our office kitchen," 25 Feb. 2020 Also quite sweet but with significantly more heat is the spicy beef miso udon. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The family behind a top metro Phoenix sushi restaurant just launched delivery-only ramen," 24 Apr. 2020 An alchemy of ramen, udon and steak, the dish is a spin on the traditional Korean dish jjapaguri. Wilson Wong, NBC News, "'Parasite' ram-don noodles get $25 price tag at NY restaurants," 7 Mar. 2020

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Udon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/udon. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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