Monday, June 04, 2007

cold udon

Yesterday's late lunch at the udon shop I mentioned in the Five Favourite Restaurants post. Now that it's getting warmer it's the season for cold noodles. Give it another month and just the idea of hot soup will probably make me sweat. Ick!


  1. I've never had udon cold. Don't they get sticky?

  2. Oh yum! That looks so good, and I'm so hungry... time to dig up some lunch.

  3. OMG! I am missing this lots!!My favorite summer food in Japan.

  4. kookiejar,
    Not usually although it can stick a little if it's left for a while. You rinse it in cold water after boiling it so that takes off any extra starch.

    Hope you dug up something yummy for lunch.

    Yup. Cold noodles (udon, soba, somen) become a staple for us in the summer when it's too hot to move never mind hot soup. What's summer food like in Dubai?

  5. Ooh I've never tried this. Looks so yummy.
    Totally unrelated but wanted to let you know I got in touch with the Hesperus Press peeps and I'm getting a catalogue sent to me. Yay. Thanks for the info :)

  6. MyUtopia,
    Great on a hot day! :)

    No problem. Have fun with the catalogue. I got a couple Hesperus books in the post today from The Book Depository. :)

  7. Mmmm, that looks so yummy.

  8. Hi, replying to your Q, I couldn't point out any summer food in Dubai as it is summer all year round!! =)
    We will definitely have these cold udon when we go back to Japan next summer!

  9. Grace,
    It's not even horribly hot yet and I'm already looking forward to autumn. I can't imagine living somewhere that it's summer all year long!

  10. So, are you hiding out from the heat, yet? We went from 60's to upper 90's, returning from Michigan. We're keeping the curtains drawn to keep out as much heat as possible and the A/C is cranked. It's going to take some adjustment! I'm drinking and eating whatever I can find that's cold, after a week of soup, soup, soup (they make good soup in Ann Arbor). :)

  11. Nancy,
    Today was about 28 or 29C (mid 80s) so not unbearable yet, although it was pretty hot in the sun. Rainy season hasn't started yet, but will start soon, and that's when the humidity goes sky high and stays there until October. (sigh)


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