Ingredients (serves 4):
3 cups dashi (see here) or 2 tsp. instant dashi powder with 3 cups water
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
1/2 tsp. salt
noodle, boiled (see here)
2 stalks green onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
1 Tbsp. white sesame, roasted
Place all ingredients of soup in a large pot and bring to boil. Remove from heat and set aside until the soup cools down. Keep cold in a refrigerator.
noodles according to the recipe
Distribute udon noodles in individual serving plates.
Pour chilled soup in individual cups.
Serve with condiments.
How to eat Zaru Udon:
Add condiments to the soup to your taste. Dip the noodles in the soup before eating. Don’t worry if you find it difficult to eat the noodles without slurping. Slurping is OK when eating noodles in Japanese cuisines.