\ 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 Work with different flours—including gluten free—and even vegetable juices for flavorful variations on pennes, lasagnes, ramen, or udon. Popular Science, "Pasta makers for crafty carb lovers," 31 Jan. 2020 For those who aren't excited about raw fish, the restaurant offers options including chicken and beef teriyaki rice bowls, udon and ramen noodle soups as well. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Going to the Barrett-Jackson car auction? Try these Scottsdale restaurants near WestWorld," 6 Jan. 2020 The foods Uber Eats expects to be most in demand next year include oat milk, the savory noodle soup known as udon, and foods made with ingredients perceived to be health boosters like collagen. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Cauliflower? Kimchi? Pho? They're what's for dinner in 2020," 19 Dec. 2019 This prompted some passionate and well-informed readers to let me in on the fact that Jimmy’s is quietly serving top-notch Szechuan cuisine alongside their sushi rolls and udon. Anchorage Daily News, "Our dining reviewer tried a lot of dishes in 2019. These were her favorites.," 26 Dec. 2019 Tastes expand globally The craving for international flavors that has fueled the popularity of dishes like udon and the Vietnamese soup pho is expected to continue. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Cauliflower? Kimchi? Pho? They're what's for dinner in 2020," 19 Dec. 2019 There’s also pad Thai and crazy noodles, as well as dishes featuring Japanese udon stirred with garlic or hot basil sauces. BostonGlobe.com, "Smack Noodle draws devotees in Maynard - The Boston Globe," 14 Nov. 2019 She’s not used to American food and sorely misses Japanese food such as sashimi and udon. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, "Norika Konno left Japan to play at Louisville. Here's how she's adjusting to life in the US," 26 Nov. 2019 To order, guests choose from four categories, starting with noodle bases such as udon, ramen, soba, veggie and sweet-potato glass. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Noodle Station rolling out ramen bowls, steamed bao in Fort Lauderdale," 5 Nov. 2019

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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14 Feb 2020

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“Udon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/udon. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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