Cold Udon Noodles with Summer Vegetables

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Summer is best for Cold Udon Noodles. Just top the boiled udon with fresh summer vegetables and pour flavorful noodle soup. It’s a simple and easy recipe.

Looking for easy udon recipes? Try my Chilled Natto Udon Bowl, Miso Udon Carbonara, or Zaru Udon!

2 bowls of Cold Udon Noodles with Summer Vegetables

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • These cold udon noodles are perfect for when you’re looking for something light yet flavorful.
  • These colorful vegetables pair well with thick fat udon noodles.
  • You can explore more topping variations to suit your taste preferences.

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Udon Noodles

Udon noodles, the classic Japanese noodle made with wheat flour and water, are a staple of Japanese cooking. These thick and white noodles have a chewy texture and can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Learn more about udon noodles in “What are Japanese udon noodles: A Beginner’s Guide

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Cold Udon Noodle Recipe:

Cold udon noodles ingredients.
  • Udon noodles: Dried noodles, fresh or frozen, are available at Asian grocery stores. I use frozen udon noodles in this recipe.
  • Mentsuyu is a multipurpose noodle soup base with a savory flavor made from dashi broth (Japanese soup stock), mirin, and soy sauce. I use a store-bought one in this recipe.
  • The toppings of your choice: I picked atsuage, tomato, shiso leaves, and okra.

How To Make Cold Udon Noodles: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make cold udon noodles.

Step 1

Prepare toppings.

How to make cold udon noodles.

Step 2

Boil udon noodles according to the instructions on the package.

How to make cold udon noodles.

Step 3

Rinse and drain boiled udon noodles under cold water.

How to make cold udon noodles.

Step 4

Dilute mentsuyu with water.

a bowl of Cold Udon Noodles with Summer Vegetables

Here are fresh summer cold udon noodles! Pour the mentsuyu over the udon, mix them up and enjoy!

Colorful cold udon in a bowl. Tomato, Okura, Lettuce, and koyadofu are on the top.

Variety of Toppings

6 Toppings for bukkake udon.

These are popular toppings for bukkake udon in Japan, and they can help enhance the flavor and add a unique touch to the dish. Feel free to experiment with combinations and find the ones you like best!

  • Egg (raw egg, half-boiled egg, or boiled egg)
  • Grated fresh ginger
  • Green onions (or scallions, chives, spring onions)
  • Tempura flakes (bits of fried batter), Tempura
  • Daikon oroshi (Grated Japanese radish)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Lemon
  • Wasabi (Japanese horseradish)

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Cold Udon Noodles with Summer Vegetables

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Summer is best for cold udon noodles. Just top the boiled udon with fresh summer vegetables and pour flavorful noodle soup. It's simple and easy recipe.

Equipment

  • Saucepan 18cm (7 inches)

Ingredients

  • 1 Tomato
  • 15 pcs Okra, 150g
  • 10 pcs Shiso, 10g
  • 1 block Atsuage, Deep-fried tofu (180g)
  • 4 packs Udon noodles
  • 1 c Mentsuyu, 240ml
  • Topping of your choice: Nori, chopped green onion, sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Cut ingredients: Cut tomato, shiso, atuage into bite-size pieces
  • Boil okra: Boil okra for 2 minutes and cut them into bite-size pieces
  • Boil udon: Boil udon noodles according to the instructions on the package, rinse and drain under cold water
  • Prepare mentsuyu: Dilute mentsuyu with water according to the instructions on the bottle
  • Serve: Place udon noodles, okra, tomato, shiso, atsuage and toppings on a plate and pour mentsuyu over

Video

Notes

  • Substitute: You can pick any ingredients you like such as boiled egg, pickled plum, canned tuna, wakame (seaweed), leafy green vegetables, cucumbers, broccoli, etc.
  • If the soup is too salty, please add some water to tweak the taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 5.7g | Sodium: 338mg | Sugar: 1.6g
Course: Noodle
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Cold Udon Noodles with Summer Vegetables
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