Meaning of udon in English:


Pronunciation /ˈuːdɒn/


mass noun
  • (in Japanese cooking) wheat pasta made in thick strips.

    as modifier ‘add the udon noodles and cook until they are heated through’
    • ‘a bowl of udon’
    • ‘Most people come to Tokyo expecting to eat sushi, maybe some sashimi, and probably some sort of noodles (soba, udon, or ramen).’
    • ‘Here you get a long plank of fried teriyaki salmon resting atop a big bowl of thick, chewy udon noodles interspersed with various sorts of fish and crab cakes, wisps of seaweed, fresh string beans, and a couple of fried squares of tofu.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the thick udon noodles had a washed-out taste and there was not a trace of meat to be found, but I would give it another chance.’
    • ‘This bizarrely delicious lunchtime dish consisted of steamed cockles and fat udon noodles, all swimming in a greenish chili-cilantro broth.’
    • ‘Their fare includes dumplings, udon noodles, ramen and even sticky rice.’
    • ‘There's also an à la carte lunch, which includes fat, handmade udon noodles and artful versions of donburi, a traditional dish consisting of rice, seaweed, and, when I tried it, a topping of salmon roe and the freshest maguro tuna.’
    • ‘It is not clear when udon came to mean noodles as it does today.’