When I was a kid, I was fortunate to take a trip to Disney World almost every year. Of course I loved the rides, getting character's signatures, and just spending the time with my mom and brother. However, one of my fondest memories, is going to Japan in Epcot every visit.
Yes, the store is cool, and I will always remember watching people dish out money at the Pick-a-Pearl station. They would buy oyster after oyster, hoping for their desired pearl to be inside. I loved the snacks and candy section, despite getting told no to the things I wanted to pick out. I'll never forget taking my future wife to Japan and her picking out her favorite sensu, or Japanese folding fan. The memories go on forever!
The best part about Disney World and Japan at Epcot was the food. Was it the best food? I don't know, but the memories made it the best! I remember my very first time, I didn't know what to get (I was probably 4 years old or so), so I ordered Chicken Yakitori, and my mom ordered Shrimp Udon. I wanted the same as her, so I also got a bowl. Ever since that day, this was always my order, and to this day, Udon is one of my favorite types of noodles and soups!
Once we finished with our meals, we would go outside and enjoy a fresh shaved ice. I think this was my grandma's favorite, the couple times she came with us, and I know my mom always looked forward to it, but I will always remember ordering Shrimp Udon and Chicken Yakitori every single time we went!
5-minute Truffle Udon Noodle Soup
I have yet to make Udon noodles from scratch, but this recipe is as simple as it gets. It takes 5-minutes, and you can use Truffletopia Olives and Summer Truffle Spread, or you can substitute any of the Truffletopia Sauces!
Normally, I buy packs of Udon Noodles from the refrigerator section of the Asian grocery store, but this time I was at Costco, and the Nongshim bowls were on sale. They are great, and they come with little packets of of dried seasonings to give your soup something extra, when you're in a time crunch, and don't have time to make your own tempura vegetables or shrimp, and you don't want to cut up onions and other seasonings.
At Truffletopia, we have always been of the mindset to show you other ways outside of pasta, pizza, and macaroni and cheese, that you can use truffles and our amazing truffle products. This simple recipe, brings the truffle to my culture and favorite cuisine, Japanese. Enjoy!
1 Nongshim Udon Bowl
1 tbsp Truffletopia Olives & Summer Truffle Spread
Follow instructions to cook instant udon bowl.
Add truffle sauce and stir.
Let sit for 1-minute and enjoy!