[Homemade] Japanese Beef Udon 肉うどん

[Homemade] Japanese Beef Udon 肉うどん

Ooooooo I love thick noodles

edit: shit

Yeah, I used the one from Just One Cookbook. Super easy! (Posting the link is getting my comments modded out.)

If you can't find the super thin cuts of beef (I have only seen them at Korean/Japanese markets), I have also just very thinly sliced a standard ribeye across the grain into strips. Put the stake in the freezer for 30min-1hr to make cutting thinner easier.

I prefer the frozen Sanuki Udon Noodles, but other frozen udon noodles should work too. Find them at Asian stores. If you can't find them, using dried will be OK, but they may not get as large.

I did make a minor adjustment, and added three dried shiitake mushrooms while simmering my dashi (I used a dashi packet). I then thinly sliced the mushrooms once re-hydrated and squeezed of liquid and cooked them with the beef. I also may consider quickly rinsing my noodles next time as they seemed to have excess starch.

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Just One Cookbook

So, basically you used a soup packet, a noodle packet, and added some meat and veg.

Turns out my years of Ramen in college was homemade ramen.

nope... it's a homemade cheeseburger.

Can you please share the recipe, /u/cisbrane?

You're not wrong. Homemade doesn't really have any implications besides assembling ingredients at home. If I cook some ground beef and put it between bread with cheese, that is a homemade burger right?

I dont care if it sounds sexual bro, i love big thick asian noodles in my mouth and im proud!


you got a little sauce on your chin.

A grilled cheese consists of only these following items. Cheese. Bread with spread (usually butter). This entire subreddit consist of "melts". Almost every "grilled cheese" sandwich i see on here has other items added to it. The fact that this subreddit is called "grilledcheese" is nothing short of utter blasphemy. Let me start out by saying I have nothing against melts, I just hate their association with sandwiches that are not grilled cheeses. Adding cheese to your tuna sandwich? It's called a Tuna melt. Totally different. Want to add bacon and some pretentious bread crumbs with spinach? I don't know what the hell you'd call that but it's not a grilled cheese. I would be more than willing to wager I've eaten more grilled cheeses in my 21 years than any of you had in your entire lives. I have one almost everyday and sometimes more than just one sandwich. Want to personalize your grilled cheese? Use a mix of different cheeses or use sourdough or french bread. But if you want to add some pulled pork and take a picture of it, make your own subreddit entitled "melts" because that is not a fucking grilled cheese. I'm not a religious man nor am I anything close to a culinary expert. But as a bland white mid-western male I am honestly the most passionate person when it comes to grilled cheese and mac & cheese. All of you foodies stay the hell away from our grilled cheeses and stop associating your sandwich melts with them. Yet again, it is utter blasphemy and it rocks me to the core of my pale being. Shit, I stopped lurking after 3 years and made this account for the sole purpose of posting this. I've seen post after post of peoples "grilled cheeses" all over reddit and it's been driving me insane. The moment i saw this subreddit this morning I finally snapped. Hell, I may even start my own subreddit just because I know this one exists now.

You god damn heretics. Respect the grilled cheese and stop changing it into whatever you like and love it for it what it is. Or make your damn melt sandwich and call it for what it is. A melt.

Do you have an Asian grocer near you? Mine stocks them in the refrigerated section.

Haha, got me on a technicality.

I hate when this happens. What'd they say??

Safeway is a fancier pants grocery?! Wait 'til I tell my brother. They're his only option.

actually, he's wrong too.. it's a pattymelt

Let me get it

They're just jelly that OPs post got so much traction and they think they can do better and have the karma instead.

This is such a professional looking picture...

I mean, what is your definition of homemade? How far down does a person have to go before you will deign to give them credit for cooking the meal? Do they need to slaughter the animals? What if they buy the feed for the animals, does the resulting meat still count as homemade, or do they need to grow the grain? Are store bought noodles okay, or must they be handmade? What about spices—can I buy those, or do I have to grow them, too? Does that mean I have to move somewhere warmer because I cook with chilies a lot?

Please, I need approval from a stranger on the internet

since the OP isn't posting the recipe

he keeps trying, look at his comment history. it just keeps getting censored. automod is feeling stupid today.

where do you get these types of noodles? I've looked all over!


This is easily my favorite copypasta of all time.

Ooooh salty

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OMFG...I walk away for two hours to play some disc golf and Otto decides to get shithoused and remove every random link he can find?!!

I will go in and see what I can approve.

The red spoon really ties the shot together, seriously. beautiful stuff.

The thickness of those noodles make me uncomfortable

LPT: Always thoroughly rinse noodles. It'll stop the cooking process so that they've got a good amount of bite, and rinsing off the starch doesn't ruin the soup, and other tastes.

Edit: I was referring to Asian noodles specifically, and not pasta. If you go to Japan, for instance, every Ramen bar is rinses their noodles after they're cooked. With that many people doing it, surely they can't be doing it wrong.

I think I've also seen them at a Safeway or some of the other fancy-pantsier grocers

EDIT: TIL I shop at ghetto stores

Looks great!! I also once made udon with my host family in Japan while WWOOFing: https://imgur.com/gallery/D96Vi Everything made from scratch, even the meat :)

So here's a question. Let's say I throw some cottage cheese between two slices of buttered banana bread and pan fry it. What do we got there?

Thank you for discussing all the options available. Japanese food is so versitile its great to see someone understand it like a real day-to-day cook! Great job using Kombu!! It's super hard to find even in my diverse and cultured area, but worth every effort. A+!

I promise I'll actually make this one if the recipe is shared! Haha. proceeds to look at the 9,000 saved recipes I swore I'd make eventually

Dear ShibaHook,

Thank you. Your clear, spell and grammar checked response with commentary on the basics of what a word means made my day. Grilled cheese is a wonderful food item that by its very simplicity demands the respect you give it. You can change the cheese. you can change the bread. You can even change the butter to mayonnaise but you cannot do anything else. Ham in your grilled cheese? Its a grilled ham and cheese. Melt cheese on something? Its melted cheese on something. A slice of rye bread that has been buttered, placed on a pan with a type of cheese on top of it, followed by a slice of pumpernickel that has been buttered as well that is then heated properly and flipped? Grilled cheese. The possibilities are endless, but grounded in the reality that, just as the Germans determined five centuries ago that real beer has hops, barley, water and nothing else, a grilled cheese is, well, a grilled cheese.

oh my god please yes

I added the recipe, enjoy :)

Where I live many of the locals consider people who shop at Safeway as snobs. Granted it's probably got something to do with the locals shopping at Savemart because we make less money than tourists.

Yes with Italian you definitely never want to rinse em because you want the tomato sauce to fully coat the pasta and stick to it instead of sliding off. It especially helps with pasta with nooks and crannies (fusili, tortellini etc), but for Asian style noodles it doesn't matter.

Seriously. Does everyone here eat in a studio? My pictures always turn out terrible - even with optimal lighting.

Udon it again, made an innocent food thread go south...

That would be referred to as 'Udon'


yeah I just can't do the thick noodles

make a cook book, call it the bucket list lol

WTF is going on why is reddit so censored?

This is more like an udon noodle soup, and the stock is quite flavorful. If you like dry noodles I would suggest Indoneisan Mie Goreng which I made the other day: http://imgur.com/onAEvkM

This is more like an udon noodle soup, and the stock is quite flavorful. If you like dry noodles I would suggest Indoneisan Mie Goreng which I made the other day:

depends which kind of noodles. and the sauce you want to stick to them.

in italian cooking rinsing is a pretty big no no.

That's not the recipe. That's not even a recipe.

What do they consider people who shop at Whole Foods, then?