Curry Udon

Curry Udon

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: curry udon, udon noodle
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2
Thick chewy udon noodles soaked in a rich, fragrant curry sauce, this Curry Udon will satisfy your noodles craving in an instant! Bonus: it’s simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight.



  1. Gather all the ingredients. For curry roux, you will need to break into cubes and use 2 pieces. Prepare dashi.

    Curry Udon Ingredients
  2. In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium-high and sauté onion until soft, about 7-10 minutes.

    Curry Udon 1
  3. Add your choice of meat/seafood in the pan and increase the heat to high. Stir fry until the meat/seafood is almost cooked through.
    Curry Udon 2
  4. Add dashi stock and sake in the pan and bring it to a boil.
    Curry Udon 3
  5. When boiling, skim off the scum and fat from the stock. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5-7 minutes.
    Curry Udon 4
  6. Turn off the heat and add 2 cubes curry roux. Using chopsticks or wooden spoon, dissolve the roux completely. Heat the curry on medium high for 10 minutes. Make sure you stir once in a while so the curry will not get burnt on the bottom.

    Curry Udon 5
  7. Meanwhile, Boil a lot of water in a large pot and cook udon for 2-3 minutes and drain well.

    Curry Udon 6
  8. Add soy sauce and season with salt (optional).
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  9. Serve udon in a bowl and pour over the curry. Top with green onion and Ito Togarashi (chili pepper threads).

    Curry Udon 8

Recipe Notes

Japanese curry roux: Homemade recipe, click here.



Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.