Soy Sauce Udon

Posted August 31st, 2010 in Food 4 Comments »
It’s been raining!   I really should put “no junk mail” sign on the mail box at home…  We receive many kinds of fliers everyday, and I don’t read all of them anymore.  I now just check it online if I want to know some info.
When it rains, I can’t check the mail box because of the snails.  I don’t know why but they are always hiding inside the mail box, and sometimes between letters. (>口<)  
Yesterday we got a new IKEA catalogue, but it was left on the top of the mail box and was soaked with water. 
I don’t feel like eating rice these days, so I’ve been munching on noodles or bread.  I tried making shoyu udon the other night –  which is just a cooked udon noodle with simple condiments eaten with just soy sauce.  
The soy sauce is not a normal soy sauce, it’s actually mixed with dashi.  We normally buy the dashi soy sauce from the shop, but it’s very expensive in Perth so I tried to make it myself.

I first soaked thickly sliced bonito flakes (1 handful) in soy sauce (1 cup) along with konbu seaweed sheet (about 3 cm) overnight. It would be nicer if I had niboshi, but I didn’t use it this time.  Next night, I cooked udon noodle, drained well, and ate with condiments and dash of the dashi soy sauce.
… It tasted actually ok.  I added some lemon juice and ichimi togarashi (chili powder) too.

This may sound gross to some people, but I cooked chicken liver too.  Liver is high in iron.

With 2 tbs soy sauce + 2 tbs mirin + 1 tsp ginger.  This tastes good.  My mum used to make this at home.  If you buy chicken liver in Japan, it comes with another offal (stuck together) and I especially like the another one.  It has texture and yummy (to me)!




4 Comments on “Soy Sauce Udon”

  1. 1 Megan said at 1:51 pm on August 31st, 2010:

    Hi Ume!
    Are you afraid of snails?
    I am petrified. Isn’t it strange.
    I think the chicken liver looked delicious actually.
    Don’t you love all this rain (apart from the snails of course) (-:

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 3:10 pm on August 31st, 2010:


    Yes, I actually love rainy days: except the snails (><) Snails in Australia are so huge and move fast... I'd never seen such active snails in Japan. People who can't eat any offal may not be able to eat this liver dish, as they think that it's still chicken liver in the head. It'll be same as me thinking about escargot.... I don't care how delicious they are, I just can't eat them.

  3. 3 Megan said at 9:47 pm on August 31st, 2010:

    I don’t even want to think about escargot – disgusting!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 7:20 am on September 1st, 2010:


    Sorry for bring it up!

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