Light, fluffy, and juicy Aburaage (salty sweet tasty deep-fried Tofu pouch) makes Kitsuneudon absolutely delicious 😉 You don’t need to simmer it down. This is the BEST recipe you may want to follow 👍
Kitsune Udon literary means “fox Udon” in Japanese. Because Aburaage is fox’s favorite food in the folktale.
Simple yet delicious, typical kids’ meal as well 😋
How to Make Udon Noodles From Scratch:
How to Make Kitsune Udon (juicy and tasty deep-fried Tofu) Recipe
Difficulty: Very Easy
Number of servings: 2
2 frozen Udon noodles *I used TableMark (Katokichi), any brand is OK
2 Aburaage (deep-fried Tofu pouch)
* 100ml Dashi broth (using packaged dashi powder saves time)
* 1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
Kaketsuyu (Udon soup)
* 500ml Dashi broth (using packaged dashi powder saves time)
* 2 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 1 tsp. soy sauce
* 1/2 tsp. salt
chopped green onions
Shichimi-togarashi (seven flavor chili pepper) if you like
1. In a pot, make 600ml Dashi broth: 100ml for Aburaage, 500ml for Kaketsuyu. I used Kayanoya Dashi
2. Cut Aburaage into half. Put Aburaage in boiling water for 3 minutes to remove the excess oil. Drain in a strainer, when it becomes cool enough to handle, press with your hands to drain well. By removing excess oil, Aburaage becomes very light and soaks the seasonings very well.
3. In a small pot, put A and Aburaage, then cover with Otoshibuta (wooden drop-lid or you can substitute it with a small plate). Simmer for 7~8 minutes then stop the heat. Do not simmer it down to make it juicy and fluffy.
4. Put Kaketsuyu (Udon soup) in a pot then bring to a boil.
5. Bring water to a boil in a large pot, if your pot is small cook Udon 1 serving at a time, cook Udon on medium high heat as directed on its package. (Cooking time was 1 minute for TableMark frozen Udon) You shake the noodles in boiling water then stop the heat when they are separated.
6. Wash with cold water to remove the slimy texture. Put Udon again in boiling water to make it warm. Using the edge of a serving bowl, slide in the noodles.
7. Pour in some Kaketsuyu (Udon soup), place Aburaage, and garnish with chopped green onions. Put some Shichimi-togarashi (seven flavor chili pepper) if you like.
I love using Kayanoya Dashi. Vegan/Vegetarian people can use Kombu or Vegetable Dashi broth for the dipping sauce 👍
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