If you are a vegetarian, you should try this very delicious recipe, udon noodle made especially for vegans.

You can eat this udon noodle soup as a snack. Very tasty and healthy.


  • Approx 1-1.5 cups boiling water
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 100g dried udon noodles
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • Tiny splash of sesame oil
  • 2-3 smallish dried shiitake mushrooms
  • Chives to garnish (optional)


1Make the broth first. Do this by simply mixing all of the ingredients but the sesame oil, noodles, and chives together. Leave to brew on a low heat for at least 20 minutes.

2Remove the shiitake mushrooms, which will now be fluffy and edible. Avoid and discard the stem by chopping the sides off around it (it’s edible but very tough). Dice the mushrooms.

3Cook the noodles as instructed. I tend to boil for 3-4 minutes. Drain the udon noodles and split between two bowls.


4Pour the broth over the noodles and garnish with the diced shiitake mushrooms and chives (if desired). Drizzle a small splash of sesame oil over each dish and serve.