Eat The World #2: Japan


Photo by Luxe Palmer

By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-In-Chief

Welcome back to Eat The World, a new Instagram-based series from the Cuisine section of The Bear Truth, bringing you multicultural recipes you can make from home!

This time around, we’re jetting off to Japan to slurp some teriyaki udon! Udon is one of the main types of noodles in Japanese cuisine, made with wheat flour and best eaten fresh (though that’s a bit more difficult to make at home). There isn’t a solid story for the origin of udon, but we know they were most likely introduced to Japan during the Tang dynasty from China. Udon can be served simply with a sauce such as teriyaki, but the best dish (in my opinion) is an udon bowl, which can come with broth, vegetables, seaweed, meat, tofu, and other add-ins. If you’re curious about udon bowls, check out our local Japanese eatery, Ramen Chops! They have many different varieties of both hot and cold udon and ramen bowls available, as well as the option to create your own.

But if you aren’t able to go out to eat, here’s a simple recipe to make your own teriyaki udon:

Recipe: Teriyaki Udon

1 bundle dry udon
3-4 tbsp teriyaki
Sesame seeds to serve

Add udon to boiling water and cook for 8 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse under cold water. Put noodles back in the pot, and add teriyaki sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds on noodles. Toss noodles together and serve in a bowl.

Watch our video on Instagram on how to make udon at @prhs_bear_truth, and stay tuned for more Eat The World episodes!