Udon Noodle Soup: A Hearty and Delicious Japanese Meal

Warm up with this comforting and filling udon noodle soup recipe. Perfect for a chilly day or a quick and easy dinner.

Udon is a type of thick, chewy noodle that is commonly used in Japanese cuisine. Udon noodle soup is a hearty and filling dish that is perfect for a chilly day or a quick and easy dinner. This dish is not only delicious but also easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients and a bit of time. In this recipe, we’ll be making a classic udon noodle soup that is sure to satisfy your cravings.


  • 8 oz. udon noodles
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water


  1. Cook the udon noodles according to the package instructions and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, combine the broth, soy sauce, mirin, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  3. Stir the mixture and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Add the green onions, shiitake mushrooms, and carrots to the pot and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water to form a slurry.
  6. Slowly add the slurry to the pot, stirring constantly, until the broth has thickened.


  1. Divide the cooked udon noodles into 4 serving bowls.
  2. Pour the broth mixture over the noodles.
  3. Serve hot, garnished with sliced green onions and red pepper flakes (if desired).

Tips and Tricks

  • For a vegan option, use vegetable broth and omit the mirin.
  • Add sliced cooked chicken or tofu for added protein.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of ginger and red pepper flakes.

Udon noodle soup is a comforting and filling dish that is perfect for a chilly day or a quick and easy dinner. With this simple and satisfying recipe, you can enjoy a delicious and authentic Japanese meal in no time. So, next time you’re looking for a warm and hearty meal, give this udon noodle soup a try!

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