Tofu & Vegetable Udon Noodle Soup


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  • Servings : 2 adults, 2 toddlers
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

Tofu and vegetable udon noodle soup

It’s well and truly soup weather now. The sky is a clear blue and the sun is shining but it’s really really cold! A nourishing, warming tofu and veggie packed noodle soup like this one helps keep me and my boys warm and our immune system strong with the protein, nutrients and antioxidants it provides. It’s ready in 15 minutes too! Bonus.

Tip: for little kiddies you can serve it with only a little bit of broth or a lot depending on their taste preferences and self feeding abilities.

Nutrition Note: Convert your family to this delicious and fresh tasting udon noodle soup. Packed with veggies and ready in minutes, this is infinitely more nutritious than ‘2 minute’ style store bought noodles.

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  • 2 x 90g portions dried udon noodles
  • 750ml salt reduced vegetable (or chicken stock)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 carrot, sliced into matchsticks
  • 3/4 cup sliced swiss brown mushrooms
  • 1 cup snowpeas
  • 200g medium firm tofu, cubed
  • 3 spring onions, sliced


Step 1

Cook the udon noodles according to packet instructions. -

Step 2

While the noodles are cooking, place the stock, water, mirin, and soy sauce in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the carrot and mushrooms and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the snowpeas, simmer for a further 2 minutes then stir through the tofu. -

Step 3

Divide the noodles between serving bowls, ladle in the soup and top with spring onions. -

Step 4

Storage: leftover soup will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Bii on February 26, 2016

    This recipe is very easy to do.
    After making it last night, I felt it didn’t really resemble the true flavour of udon.
    After living in Korea for 2 years and frequently traveling to Japan, I have had my fair share of udon of all different types.
    I had to customize this recipe to have more of an udon taste.
    I added dried seaweed clumps to the broth to give it more a true udon flavour, this significantly helped a lot!
    I wouldn’t recommend chicken broth as this made it taste like a chicken noodle soup with soy sauce…
    Instead use just vegetable or dashi (type of fish broth).
    Udon generally has a sweet after taste, so I suggest adding a tsp of honey or sugar as the mirin doesn’t add enough.

    Overall really nice and easy recipe! Just missing some key flavours of traditional udon.

    • posted by Bii on February 26, 2016

      Also! I added a tsp of sesame oil! This gives the udon it’s body and makes it even better 🙂


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