The thought of eating a steamy bowl of vegetarian udon noodle soup has been haunting me. Having travelled to Japan eating this oriental vegetarian soup, Japanese Udon noodles became a part of my vegetarian food list.
I figured I'd relive that moment in Japan by making this oriental soup recipe. Lucky for us, we don't have to go to Flushing New York to buy some Japanese ingredients to get cooking some amazing and affordable vegetarian soup recipes.
We can get them right on Long Island New York. So, yeah. Vegetarian Japnese udon noodle soup is for dinner. This is made in America with Japanese ingredients!
- Frozen Udon Noodles
- 3 types of mushrooms including Enoki mushrooms and King mushrooms
- Japanese green vegetables
- Soy Sauce to taste
- 1 big whole Garlic
- 1 Onion
- small Ginger
I'm very careful buying my ingredients when it comes to soy sauce and soup basis. So I load up on mushrooms.
Hot Pot filled with yummy udon noodle soup!
You can get your beautiful Japanese Hot Pot here.
You can cook the noodles a hotpot as well if you want to avoid all the stirfrying. Just put the ingredients in a hot pot, simmer and add the noodles.
But, in this recipe, the garlic is finely. Chop the onion as well. Do the same for ginger. Grating the ginger works too for a finer result. Tear up the mushrooms. Prepare the greens.
I used a wok instead of a hotpot.
Do the basic stir frying. Start by putting a little bit of oil in a favorite Wok.
Add the ginger, garlic and onion. Stir until wilted. Add the mushrooms.
Add some water or vegetable stock if you have some and let it boil. Then add the Udon Noodles and let it go to a rolling boil again. Let it boil for about 4 minutes because the noodles are already pre-cooked anyway.
Add the green vegetables last. Season with soy sauce.
It's deliciously warming for the winter. It reminded me of that afternoon in Sasebo, out in town in the rain longing for a hot bowl of soup to comfort my jetlag. The only missing is the Tatame setting.
So you want some noodle soup?
Take out some pretty Japanese Bowl
and get some noodle lovin'.