\ 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 Hakata's udon is slightly more tender and smoother as the dough is stretched by hand. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 And lunch was a no-brainer after prepping jars of Hetty McKinnon's quick cashew cream, which became the foundation for these creamy udon noodles and a perfect drizzle over roasted carrots and chickpeas. Mehreen Karim, Bon Appétit, 30 Sep. 2021 But my favorite application for cashew cream has got to be these creamy udon noodles. Bon Appétit, 5 Sep. 2021 When cooking the udon, there’s no need to salt the water, since the noodles already contain sodium. BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2021 Add the udon to the tahini mixture and toss until evenly coated. BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2021 The menu also includes green papaya and shrimp, Sichuan wontons, udon noodles and Korean wings. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 19 May 2021 Some mainstream supermarkets carry shelf-stable cooked udon noodles. Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2021 Thick, chewy udon noodles were the base for two dishes: chicken and broccoli ($10.50) and Sichuan shrimp ($12.50). Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of udon

1902, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2022

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“Udon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/udon. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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