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 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.