Japanese Curry Udon

Japanese Curry Udon

Our short reprieve from the cold and snow ended yesterday when we were dumped with more than a foot of snow. The temperature dived below freezing making it a little harder to bear this time after the “warmer” temperature of the past week. Ro-Ri San and the boys raked the roof and cleared the driveway three times. They were out there again this morning clearing the driveway so that Ro-Ri San could drive out to get to work. The only consolation is that it is President’s Day and there is no school today.

Since yesterday was not a day to be out and about, I made something really quick and easy for lunch. This Japanese roux base curry noodles is really simple to prepare if you have the curry sauce mix on hand. There are very few ingredients required and you’ll have a steaming bowl of delicious noodles in no time. This reminded me of the Japanese Curry Ramen I had in Yokosuka last June.

Japanese Curry Udon

Please use the kind of noodles you prefer. Both udon or ramen will work fine. You can also vary the toppings. I used chikuwa in place of kamaboko (fish cake), and added some sugar snap peas in this Curry Ramen.

Japanese Curry Udon


Japanese Curry Udon
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 packet (6 oz/170g) kamaboko, sliced
  • 24 oz (675g) udon
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 8 oz (225g) minced pork
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 packet (3.5 oz/100g) S&B Golden Curry Sauce Mix
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely sliced green onions
  • Nori
  1. Bring a big pot of water to boil. Blanch carrots. Remove. Add kamaboko slices and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove. Next add udon and cook 2 to 3 minutes or as per packaging instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized pot, heat oil. Add minced pork and onions. Fry till onions are lightly brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add curry sauce mix. Stir till it dissolves.
  4. Pour in 6 cups (1.5l) water and bring to a boil. Add a little salt if necessary. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Divide noodles into 4 bowls. Pour soup over noodles. Arrange slices of kamaboko, carrots, and nori on noodles. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately.

Japanese Curry Udon

I am sending this to Presto Pasta Night #205 hosted by Debbi of Debbi Does Dinner and Ruth of Once Upon a Feast.

Japanese Curry Udon
NOTE: This post was updated on July 13th, 2015 with new Curry Ramen pictures.

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎

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    • Biren says

      So sweet of you Lea Ann to think of me. It is still snowing and I think we have about 18 inches total! Can’t wait for it to stop.

      This curry noodles is very simple to make and not very spicy even though I used the medium hot sauce. I think you will enjoy it. :)

  1. says

    Oh man. This is my kind of meal. Just delicious looking Biren. Sorry about the snow dump. It’s definitely hard to adjust to once you get those warmer temps. You are welcome to come stay with me anytime for a cold weather break! :)

    • Biren says

      You are the sweetest! I might have to take you up on your offer as this winter is getting old on me. Perhaps we can cook up a storm then! 😉

  2. says

    My kiddies love those kamaboko slices, I think it’s the pretty pink colour and shape. The presentation of your noodles is beautiful (as always). Ick, sorry about the last dump of snow. Let’s hope it’s the last big snow fall for this winter. I’m glad you have such wonderful helpers though. My little ones need help just walking in deep thick snow. Teehee. Hope you had a lovely long weekend!

  3. denise @ bread expectations says

    Hi Biren :) I haven’t been keeping up with the news or the foodie blogosphere. Sorry to hear about the return of the snow
    :( You really must be tired of it by now…

    I used to turn my nose up at those Japanese instant curry paste blocks…… until I actually tried it! They are actually really delicious, as I was quite shocked to find out LOL I have never thought of making curry noodles with it though – thanks so much for the lovely inspiration. I know my boys would love this :)

    • Biren says

      Yes, the snow is getting old on me. I am so ready for spring and summer.

      These curry paste bloks are really quite good and they make short work of a tasty but mild curry. Ro-Jiro prefers Japanese curry to the spicy ones that I make from scratch.

  4. Jeannie says

    Your curry paste looks like a piece of chocolates from here:D The udon soup sound like real comfort food for the cold weather.

  5. says

    That looks so tasty and warming, great for the cooler weather. :) I really like Japanese curries since they are more mild in flavour and it doesn’t have that intense tear inducing heat. :)

  6. says

    I’ve been craving some good noodle soup and this really looks so easy! I like that you used a pre-packaged curry mix in this soup to add all that flavor without taking forever to develop the flavors yourself.

  7. says

    Absolutely beautiful dish. The colors are so amazing, and how did you slice your carrots? They are so cute! I’m sorry you’re snowed under. It seems we’ll be getting some tomorrow.


    • Biren says

      Thanks Kristi! I slice the carrots into coins and then use a vegetable cutter, very similar to that of a cookie cutter to cut out the shapes.

      Stay warm. I hope you will not get as much snow as we did.

  8. DongXing says

    Biren, now I know what to do with these Golden Curry Sauce Mix. I have seen lots of these sauce mixes at my local chinese shop and often wonder what you do with them. I think this would be a lovely introduction of curry udon for my kids, and a speedy one for the grownups!

    • Biren says

      This curry sauce mix comes in three levels of heat. I bought the medium hot but to me, it is still very mild. I think your kids will enjoy this curry udon.

  9. says

    I am so sorry that you are still deep into winter, I can only imagine how the snow must ware quickly. This looks like a wonderfully comforting dish. Your presentation is just so inviting, beautiful :)


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