Yaki udon

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Yaki udon
Yakiudon- tako
Type Japanese noodles
Place of origin Japan
Region or state Fukuoka Prefecture
Main ingredients Noodles
Cookbook: Yaki udon  Media: Yaki udon

Yaki udon (焼きうどん, "fried udon") is a Japanese stir fry dish consisting of thick, smooth, white udon noodles mixed with a soy based sauce, meat (usually pork), and vegetables. It is similar to yakisoba, which involves a similar stir fry technique using ramen noodles.[1] Yaki udon is relatively simple to make, and popular as a staple of Japan's izakaya, or pubs, eaten frequently as a late night snack.[2] It originated in Kokura, Fukuoka Prefecture in southern Japan after the Pacific War. The widely accepted story of how the dish was created dates back to just after World War II, when food was scarce. The owner of the noodle restaurant Darumado used udon noodles in popular yakisoba preparations because the proper noodles were not available.[3]

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  1. ^ Tay, Hui Leng (2010-01-01). The everything rice cooker cookbook. Avon, Mass.: Adams Media. ISBN 9781440502347. 
  2. ^ Shimbo, Hiroko; Janisch, Frances (2012-01-01). Hiroko's American kitchen: cooking with Japanese flavors. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 9781449409784. 
  3. ^ Shimbo, Hiroko; Janisch, Frances (2012-01-01). Hiroko's American kitchen: cooking with Japanese flavors. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 9781449409784. 

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