Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homestyle Udon

Yoko was here this week visiting me from Tokyo and she made me some homemade chicken udon one night. It was amazing. I watched her every step so that I can recreate it on my own. She made a simple broth from soy sauce and a bit of soba sauce I had from before until taste was right, then the secret and most special ingredient was the gobo (burdock root) she grated and added to the soup. I love gobo, it's got such an amazing earthy taste and it's amazing for your digestive system! It was just what I needed that night and we ate Japanese style on the floor over a small low table. (and because I don't actually have a table ;) The special addition was the yuzu kosho, which is a citrus wasabi-like paste that is usally used with chicken and duck. I had been given this little jar from a friend in Tokyo last time I was there and I love any occasion to pull it out and use it! Yuzu is one of my favourite things in the world! Itadakimasu! いただきます!


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