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Udon is a type of thick wheat-based noodle popular in Japanese cuisine. They are usually served in a mildly flavored broth (e.g., as Kake Udon served in Kake Jiru made of dashi, shoyu (Japanese Soy sauce) and mirin), or with tempura shrimp or batter, or fried soy bean (tofu) pockets.


Tsuji, Shizuo. (1980). Japanese cooking: A simple Art. Kodansha International/USA, New York.