Curry Soba & Udon Noodles

Curry Soba & Udon Noodles

Although I wanted to keep this a secret, this is a super easy and delicious recipe that was passed down from my mother.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken thigh meat
1 leg
For the curry broth
● Water
800 ml
● Dashi stock
4 teaspoons
● Mentsuyu
150 ml
● Sake
1 teaspoon
● Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
● A variety of curry roux cubes
4-5 cubes
● Katakuriko
2 teaspoons
Soba or udon noodles
200 g
Japanese leeks (to your liking)
to garnish


1. In a pot, pour water and onions (cut along the grain), bite-sized chicken and turn on the heat. (Start from unheated water to avoid a cloudy broth).
2. Remove the surface scum and boil until onions have softened.
3. In a separate pot, boil the noodles.
4. Once all the ingredients have softened, add dashi powder, mentsuyu, sake, and shoyu. At this stage, the broth will look like diluted mentsuyu.
5. Cut ready made curry roux cubes into small pieces, and add to the soup. The soup will thicken later, so don't cook down.
6. Once curry roux has melted, turn off the heat and add katakuriko dissolved in double amount of water into the pot.
7. Drain noodles well, put in bowl and pour the broth over the noodles. Add leeks as garnish.

Story Behind this Recipe

This curry soba recipe was passed down by my mother and cannot be compared to any restaurant! It is a winner recipe for all.