Tasty Noodles! Cold Udon with Steamed Chicken

Tasty Noodles! Cold Udon with Steamed Chicken

This is a great cold udon for summer!
If you steam the chicken, the fat will come off and it's healthy.

Ingredients: 5 servings

Steamed chicken
Chicken thighs
Shaoxing wine
3 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Japanese leek (green part)
a small amount
3-4 slices
Udon noodles
Udon (Recipe ID: 822741)
5 hanks
Chopped green onion
a small amount
Daikon radish sprouts
a small amount
Maple leaves
as needed
to taste


1. Make cuts in the thick parts of the chicken. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper and put into a heatproof dish. Top with the leeks and ginger, then drizzle on the Shaoxing wine.
2. Put the chicken skin-down, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and heat in the microwave for 7 minutes.
3. Once it's done heating, flip it over so that it's skin-side up. Wrap again with plastic wrap, then steam for 3 minutes. Let sit wrapped for 10 minutes.
4. Place on a rack to allow the remaining fat to drain. Let cool. If you will be eating it right away, cool with a fan.
5. If you serve it with Japanese mustard, it will become a Japanese-style steamed chicken.
6. After the udon is done cooking, rinse with cold water to remove the starch. Add the daikon radish sprouts, leeks, fried onions, and maple leaves, drizzle with ponzu sauce, and enjoy.
7. For hand-made udon, please see Recipe ID: 822741

Story Behind this Recipe

Hand-made udon takes a bit longer to make, but it's tasty and inexpensive.
1 hank is about 30 yen!

For how to make hand-made udon, please see Recipe ID: 822741