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Tri-color Handmade Okara Udon Noodles

Tri-color Handmade Okara Udon Noodles

I made three types of udon noodles - plain, carrot and aonori using okara mixed into the flour. These noodles are colorful on their own without additions.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Fresh okara
20 g x 3
Plain flour
50 g x 3
Water
20 ml x 3
Aonori
1 tablespoon
Grated carrot
1 tablespoon
Flour for dusting (katakuriko or plain flour)
As needed
Kombu based mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
80 ml
Water
400 ml

Steps

1. Combine 20 g of okara, 50 g of flour and 20 ml of water and mix well together. Use the back of a spoon to press down as you mix to avoid sticky hands.
2. In another bowl combine 20 g of okara, 50 g of flour, 20 ml of water and grated carrot, and mix well.
3. In another bowl combine 20 g of okara, 50 g of flour, 20 ml of water and aonori, and mix well.
4. Wrap each dough in plastic wrap and rest in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
5. Dust the work surface and roll out the dough thinly.
6. Cut the dough into the thickness you desire.
7. Bring plenty of water to a boil and cook the noodles in 2 to 3 batches (or one serving at a time) for about 10 minutes.
8. Wash the boiled noodles well in cold water, and drain well.
9. Make the dipping sauce by combining the mentsuyu concentrate and water in a pan and bringing it to a boil.
10. Pour the mentsuyu over the cooked noodles.

Story Behind this Recipe

I noticed that okara was a popular topic on Cookpad, so I got the inspiration to make this.