What’s The Difference Between Soba And Udon Noodles

What Are Udon Noodles?

Made from wheat flour and salt, Japanese udon noodles are a thick, chewy noodle variety. Because udon noodles don’t have much flavor on their own, you can use them as a blank canvas to highlight the flavors of your food.

Kare Udon (Curry Udon)

This is also known as curry udon. It is a hybrid of udon and Japanese curry soup, as the name suggests. It’s essential to use Japanese curry if you want the proper flavor. You can top it with a variety of ingredients to make it ideal. If you have leftover curry, you can quickly prepare this udon instead of starting from scratch.

This is just Udon topped with tempura or seafood, such as vegetables and prawns. The broth is salty, thick and great for slurping.

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Soba is a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat that can be eaten hot or cold. It is roughly the same thickness as a portion of spaghetti. They’re pretty common all over the world, and chances are good you’ll find them in several supermarkets nearby in dried form. Buckwheat noodles can be very fragile, so restaurants frequently mix in whole-wheat flour to prevent this from happening. Otherwise, the soba would just get worse while cooking.

Buckwheat is actually gluten-free because, despite its name, it isn’t actually a kind of wheat. In addition, soba noodles contain a very healthy vitamin called “rutin,” which helps to prevent certain lifestyle diseases. It is highly recommended for people with high blood pressure.

This is essentially just hot soba in an onion-flavored broth. It’s incredibly simple to prepare, and part of what makes it so popular is that the noodles and sauce are mixed together so you can quickly slurp them if you have to rush to get somewhere!

After being boiled, mori soba is a type of traditional Japanese noodles that are chilled. Served on bamboo baskets or steamers to allow the moisture to drain away, the cold noodles are a summertime favorite.

There are those who argue that this was named after Kitsune noodles because of how similar the two are. Kitsune soba toppings and fried tofu are used to season tanuki soba.

What Dishes Use Udon Noodles?

Typically, udon noodles are served with toppings like tempura, spring onions, meat, vegetables, or eggs in a soup or broth.

Udon noodles are excellent for stir-fries because of their thick, chewy texture, which provides a satisfying bite.

Check out our recipe for Nduja Udon Noodles with Puffed Tofu and Chilli Oil if you’d like to try Udon noodles.

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