We’ve decided that as developers of recipe management software, it might be fun for us to showcase some of our favorite recipes here on the blog from time to time.
I’m going first with “Nabeyaki Udon”, which I’ve uploaded to the cloud in its original form. This is a dish that my wife and I love to get at Japanese restaurants. It’s a sort of noodle soup in a fish-based broth. I’ve always wanted to try making it, but never thought I’d be able to find the ingredients. However, like most exotic foods, its always easier than you think once you start in on it.
The main thing that makes udon, well udon, is the noodles and broth. The noodles are easy. They boil like every other kind. The broth is simply a mix of dashi, mirin, and soy sauce. The dashi is simply a stock made from boiling bonito flakes in water, or just using a bonito packet like I did. Mirin is just a Japanese rice cooking wine.
Beyond that its just a mix of ingredients. The recipe calls for chicken, but we used shrimp and huge amount of shitake and some enoki mushrooms. Then we used bok choy instead of leaks just because leeks are such a pain to break down. We also added a few fish cake slices to that be found at the asian market.
So although there are a lot of pieces to the recipe, its all pretty easy and when it comes together it’s just as good as in the restaurant. What more can you ask?
To find this recipe in SousChef’s Recipe Cloud, simply select to search be “Recipe Name” in the search field and enter “Nabeyaki Udon”.