A Bowl of Noodles


I ordered what I thought would be fresh udon noodles through, I think, amazon.com.  The noodles I received were neither fresh nor udon, but they were a good quality noodle.  I can’t tell you exactly what they were because everything on the package was in Japanese, including the instructions.


I assumed, it seems correctly, that the number “5” on the package meant that I should boil the noodles for 5 minutes.  Included with the noodles was a small packet of liquid seasoning.  From the taste, I am assuming a type of tsuyu.  The instructional drawings were, if not quantitative, somewhat informative;  you needed a pot with water in it and a bowl into which you poured the liquid seasoning before you poured the cooking water and noodles on top.  Simple.  Good.

A Bowl of Noodles with Fried Egg

1 1/2 -2 cups of water

1 individual package of Japanese noodles with liquid flavor packet

1 tsp butter

1 egg

1 scallion sliced

Bring the water to a boil and add the noodles.  Boil for 5 minutes.  Place the contents of the flavor packet into a bowl and pour the noodles and water on top.

Fry the egg in the butter, then place on top of the noodles.  Sprinkle on the scallion.




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26 Responses to A Bowl of Noodles

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Cooking by intuition 😉

  2. What an appetizing looking bowl of noodles.

  3. Laura says:

    Great photo, good lunch!

  4. Simply perfect for a cloudy day like today. ^_^

  5. Oops – silly Amazon. At least you got something you were happy with. I’m having noodles this weekend. Going to make some frugal ramen! Looks gorgeous, Rosemary.

  6. Conor Bofin says:

    Lovely pic. A really satisfying lunch. Nice one Rosemary.

  7. I love the idea of the fried egg. I bought some dried udon noodles the other week and it’s on the list to try. 🙂

  8. I bought some fresh noodles yesterday, luckily all is written inEnglish! I could eat these for breakfast (and confess that I have done many times)!

  9. Proof that the simplest of ingredients can make an amazingly satisfying dish…it’s a beautiful thing.

  10. Jody and Ken says:

    Never thought of frying an egg–we typically beat an egg into the broth and then pour the whole thing over the noodles. Nice alternative. Ken

  11. Mary Frances says:

    Wow!! This looks amazing – so simple and healthy – just as long as there’s no MSG, right?

  12. mrsolusi says:

    Looks like delicious,, hem ^^

  13. Noodles and eggs are made for each other. This looks so satisfying!

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