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Japanese Curry Udon Noodles

Japanese curry udon noodles is the perfect comfort food that is easily ready in less than 30 minutes on a lazy day. The slippery, thick and chewy udon is the perfect noodles to pair with the stew-like Japanese curry.

Course lunch, Main Course, supper
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword curry, japanese, udon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 100 grams udon noodles
  • 22 grams japanese curry sauce Glico Curry Sauce
  • 50 ml water
  • 1/2 cup dashi stock
  • 1 egg poached, for topping
  • 1 green onion chopped, for topping

Tempura Crumbs

  • 1 egg cold
  • 2/3 cup water ice cold
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. For the Japanese Curry, bring 50 ml of water to a boil in a saucepan. Turn off the heat and add the Japanese Curry sauce and mix until it has melted. When the all of the Japanese Curry Sauce has melted, add 1/2 cup of dashi stock and mix together. Cover for 10 minutes, and set aside. 

  2. For the tempura crumbs, combine the egg whites, all-purpose flour and ice-cold water in a mixing bowl. Gently fold to mix, but do not overmix. It should be a little bit lumpy. In a frying pan, heat oil over high heat and fry the batter in drops to make small size tempura crumbs. Fry until golden and crispy. Remove the tempura crumbs from heat and drain off excess oil. Set aside. 

  3. Bring water in a large saucepan to a boil and season with salt. Cook the udon noodles for only 1 minute, or follow the packaging's instructions. When the noodles are ready, drain off excess water and run cold tap water over the pasta to stop them from cooking and sticking. Set aside.

  4. To make poached eggs, fill 3/4 of a saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Crack an egg into a small bowl and set aside. When the water is simmering, make a whirlpool in the water by stirring in a circular motion with a spoon. Quickly and gently drop the egg from the bowl into the whirlpool. Let eggs cook for about 3 minutes and remove from water using slotted spoon. Place eggs on a bowl or plate and set aside.

  5. To assemble, put the udon noodles in a serving bowl and pour in the Japanese curry sauce. For toppings, add the poached egg, tempura crumbs and chopped green onions.