Yaki-soba has become more widely known outside Japan lately, but Yaki-Udon is another Japanese favorite noodle dish.
Yaki means “fried”, so this is a fried noodle dish; you just use Udon noodles.
The thick chewy Udon provides a totally different culinary experience from Yaki-soba.
Yaki-Soba is typically cooked with Japanese Worcestershire sauce, but Yaki-Udon is usually paired with soy sauce based sauce.
This one was cooked with soy sauce based sauce, but at the end I added a little curry flavor.
Served with homemade rhubarb pickles (traditionally served with red ginger) and “Ao-nori” seaweed.