There a many types of Japanese noodle dishes. While living in Japan, my favorites were ramen, soba and udon.
Ramen consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, green onions, etc.
Almost every locality in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyūshū to the miso ramen of Hokkaidō.
Soba is a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour. It is served either hot broth as a noodle soup …
… or cold a dipping sauce.
It goes great with tempura or unagi (eel).
Udon is a type of thick wheat-flour noodle.
Udon is usually served hot as noodle soup in a mildly flavoured broth, and is usually topped with thinly chopped green onions.
Which one is your favorite? Who’s hungry … let’s go get some yummy Japanese noodles!