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") are thick, smooth, white Japanese noodles eaten with a special sauce, meat, and vegetables. It is simple to make and a popular dish in Japan. Yaki udon is a stir fried udon noodle in a soy based sauce. While yakisoba is stir fried with soba noodles, yaki udon is stir fried with udon noodles.[1] Yaki udon is popular with Japanese teenagers, and is known to solve a hearty apppetite. Yaki udon is known as a staple of Japan's izakaya, or eating 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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