Posts RSS Subscribe to Feed
Sign Up for Latest Recipes!

GUEST POST: Nami's Curry Udon Recipe

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Labels: , , , |

I am extremely pleased and excited today to introduce a popular blogger in the blogosphere, the lovely Nami of Just One Cookbook.  If you are a lover of Japanese food, I am pretty sure you would have bumped into her wonderful and beautiful blog.  Nami and I 'met' via our blogs awhile ago and I count her as one of my best blogging buddies and friends, apart from being a wonderful cook and great photographer, she is also a lovely friend as I remember sharing my angst with her on certain issues we bloggers face sometimes :O.  Today, she has generously shared a delicious noodle dish - curry udon below and I hope you enjoy.  Do hop over to her blog for her detailed step-by-step pictures.

Thanks so much Nami dear!

Curry Udon


Hello everyone, my name is Nami and I share quick and easy Japanese home cooking recipes on my blog Just One Cookbook.  I am very honored that Jen has invited me to guest blog on her beautiful blog today.  Jen and I have been good friends since we’ve met in the foodie blogosphere sometime last year.  I don’t quite remember how and when we got to know each other, but she’s been an amazing blog mentor for me (since she’s been blogging for a while and I was just a newbie back then).  Not only has she been a wonderful and supportive friend, Jen’s blog has been a great inspiration for my food photography and recipes. 

When she requested me to guest post some time last year, I knew I wanted to share some delicious Japanese noodle recipe.  As readers of Smoky Wok, you probably know Jen is really good at making noodles, both Asian and Western style. 

So today I want to share one of my family’s favorite noodle recipe, Japanese Curry Udon, with readers of Smoky Wok.  This recipe was requested by several readers on my own blog as well so I hope you will enjoy this recipe too! 

Curry Udon has been a popular menu item in Japan for a long time but still not so well known yet in the US.  No worries, nowadays you can buy a box of Japanese Curry Roux at many American supermarkets.  It’s very tasty so I hope you try Japanese curry if you haven’t tried it before.  Japanese curry when compared to Thai or Indian curry is much thicker and the spices are milder.  Some people do make curry roux from scratch and that’s definitely on my to-make list.  But for today it’s going to be a quick curry recipe.

Thank you Jen for inviting me today and I hope you enjoy this Japanese noodle recipe!


Curry Udon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield: Serves 2


1 Tbsp. oil
1/2 large onion, sliced
1/2 lb your choice of meat/seafood (I used pork “komagire” (thinly cut scraps) today), cut into small pieces
1 Tbsp. sake
2 pieces/blocks of Japanese curry roux
1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
Salt to taste
2 udon Packages (I like Sanuki Udon)
1 green onion, finely chopped
Ito Togarashi (Red chili pepper threads) (optional)


Prepare dashi stock.

In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium high and sauté onion until soft, about 7-10 minutes.

Add your choice of meat/seafood in the pan and increase the heat to high.  Stir fry until the meat/seafood is almost cooked through.

Add dashi stock and sake in the pan and bring it to a boil. 

When boiling, skim off the scum and fat from the stock. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5-7 minutes.

Turn off the heat and add curry roux.  Using chopsticks or wooden spoon, dissolve the roux completely.  Heat the curry on medium high for 10 minutes.  Make sure you stir once in a while so the curry will not get burnt on the bottom.

Meanwhile Boil a lot of water in a large pot and cook udon for 2-3 minutes and drain well.

Add soy sauce and season with salt (optional).

Serve udon in a bowl and pour over curry.  Top with green onion and Ito Togarashi.  



Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Thank you Jasmine for featuring my recipe on your blog!  I've never imagined that my recipe would be on your blog... such an honor!  =D  Keep making delicious noodles for us! ;-)

The Grubworm said...

This looks great - sometimes it's difficult to see past sushi, tempura and katsu to all the other exciting dishes coming from Japan. This one in particular looks great. Oe thing I've not really come across before is Ito Togarashi, so I will keep an eye out for it.

Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake said...

I really like your blog Jasmine! Your photos are so sharp and beautiful. Glad Nami linked to your blog so I can gawk at all the photos. :P
I also can't wait for Nami's recipe. :)

Jill Colonna said...

Jasmine, it's great to discover your site. Just come over from Nami's blog for this divine looking curry.Love how it's only 10 mins prep time. Fabulous!

Sandra said...

Thank you Jasmine for inviting Nami to your beautiful blog. As always Nami your photos are gorgeous and your recipe is perfectly detailed.

A_Boleyn said...

This looks like a  wonderfully tasty bowl of curry noodles. A dish to enjoy all year round.

Littlecornerofmine said...

The mushroom chopstick holder is too cute!

Eri said...

Yum! It looks amazing!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Everything Nami makes looks awesome, hope to taste this.

Martyna@WholesomeCook said...

What a delicious looking dish, great to have Nami as your guest poster!

Ira Rodrigues said...

I came a cross from nami's blog, you have such wonderful blog Jen.
Love all you recipe collections ;)

Ann McElfresh said...

This is absolutely stunning and such a PRETTY dish!  I'm a huge fan of Nami - and it's very nice to meet you!

Helene Dsouza said...

Hi Jen! Discovered your blog through nami! =)
I realy like it here and I ll surely pass by more often!
I agree with ethnic eats, everything nami makes looks great!

Daphne said...

So happy you have nami as your guest blogger! It looks so good and delish that I wouldn't be able to resist! Happy Valentine's day!

lazarocooks said...

Nami is such a talented cook.  Fabulous bowl of noodles.  Love the addition of curry.  Glad I found your site.  Look forward to following you here.

Be well

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

thanks dear!

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

Happy Valentine's day dear! yeah me too :)

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

thanks Helene!! I love Nami too!

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

nice to meet you too Ann!!

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

Yes, I love Nami :D

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

definitely!! love love!

Smoky Wok (Tastes of Home) said...

I know right!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I love Nami's site. She always present the most beautiful and delicious Japanese dishes.
Great guest post.
Happy Valentine's Day to both of you :) 

Nancy/SpicieFoodie said...

Hi Nami, this looks amazing. You are so talented and your recipes and photos always make my tummy grumble. 
Hi Jasmine, you have a lovely blog! 

Jill | Dulce Dough said...

Nami always has such great recipes!  I'm glad I found your blog via hers!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Jen!  I thought I left my comment here but since I don't see it, I will leave my comment once again.  Thank you so much for having me on your blog!  I'm so happy my noodle recipe is one your collection now. =D 

Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments.  :-)

Magic of Spice said...

Such beautiful flavors here Naomi... truly lovely!  
Hi Jen, glad to have found your wonderful site as well!

hotlyspiced said...

 Nami is so lovely and she has an amazing blog.  She has taught me so much about Japanese cuisine, something I didn't used to cook very often but I'm now very much inspired. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Creative Commons Licence
Smoky Wok by Smoky Wok is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at
No content from this website including images, recipes, writings may be reproduced without prior consent from the author.

Smoky Wok

Smoky Wok

Smoky Wok