Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Udon noodles can be substituted for any spaghetti-like pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the Dashi by combining the water and kombu in a 2-3 quart sauce pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Allow to come to almost a boil, if the kombu is tender remove it. If it's not tender add a little cold water and cook for a few more minutes. Do not let the mixture boil!
  3. Remove the kombu and turn off the heat.
  4. Add the bonito flakes to the liquid and let it sit for a minute or two.
  5. Strain the stock, pressing the flakes to extract as much liquid as possible. Use immediately or refrigerate and use within 2 days.
  6. For the main dish, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and cook the noodles until they are al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  7. While the noodles are cooking, heat the stock (if using) and add the soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Stir to combine.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. When the noodles are done, drain and add to the stock.
  10. Garnish with scallions and ginger.