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Vegetable & Mushroom Udon With Doenjang Broth

by Che-Cheh on July 18, 2011 8,667 views

in Japanese, Korean, Noodles

Because I love doenjang (Korean fermented soybean paste) so very much, I pair this beautiful traditional flavor with Japanese udon to bring out the very best of both elements. No additional seasoning is needed as doenjang is already a flavorful condiment/seasoning. For freshness, vegetable and mushroom are added.

Okay, enough talking. Come try this Jap-Kor fusion noodle. :)

Vegetable & Mushroom Udon With Doenjang Broth

Jap-Kor noodle: Vegetable & mushroom udon with doenjang broth. Slurp!

Japanese Udon

Japanese udon @ RM1.40 if I’m not mistaken.
You can get this from hypermarket. I got mine from a pork shop. Haha
Rinse udon under running water.


Ingredients: King oyster mushroom, carrot, broccoli, gem lettuce, spring onion and garlic.


Prepare ‘em as showed here.

Add Garlic & Bring Water To A Boil

Add water and garlic in a claypot.

Doenjang - Soy Bean Paste

This is Korean fermented soybean paste or deonjang.

Add Doenjang

Add deonjang into the water. Use a spoon to mash the doenjang.

Once the broth is boiling add king oyster mushroom. Then let it boil once again.

Add Udon

Now add udon.

Add Broccoli & Carrots

Also add broccoli and carrots. Bring broth to boil.

Once it’s boiling and the udon has changed color, turn off heat. Lastly add gem lettuce and spring onion before covering the claypot. Let it sit for 2-4 minutes so that the components will cook a little bit more (it’s still cooking off heat; that’s the characteristics of claypot). Eat at once if you prefer springy udon.

Vegetable & Mushroom Udon With Doenjang Broth

Doenjang broth is the BEST broth ever!!! (no joke)
So flavorful and so sweet. Can’t stop slurping…

Vegetable & Mushroom Udon With Doenjang Broth

Beautiful, fresh and healthy.

Vegetable & Mushroom Udon With Doenjang Broth
Serves 1

200g Japanese udon, rinsed
350ml water
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 small carrot (slice into 5cm long)
1 king oyster mushroom,
2 gem lettuce (yau mak)
2 broccoli florets
1 stalk spring onion, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoon doenjang (Korean soy bean paste)

1. Add water in a claypot. Mix in chopped garlic and doenjang. Use a spoon to mash the doenjang.

2. Bring broth to a boil.

3. Add king oyster mushroom. Bring broth to a boil again.

4. Lastly add Japanese udon, carrot and broccoli.

5. Once broth is boiling and the udon has just changed color, turn off heat. Add gem lettuce and spring onion. Cover claypot and let it sit for 2-4 minutes. Serve. Please note that food is still cooking in a hot claypot (away from heat). For springy udon, eat at once.

Hope you enjoy this dish.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Nava Krishnan July 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Looks so yummy with the veg and broth drenched with the noodles.


Che-Cheh July 19, 2011 at 7:09 am

Yeah :)


smallkucing July 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

ooo i did know they have a paste like that. Okay…will go check out at the local stores here. Thanks


Che-Cheh July 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Try looking at Korean shops ya.


foongpc July 20, 2011 at 1:44 am

Wow! Looks so delicious! I’m drooling!


Che-Cheh July 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

Hehe :)
Thanks for dropping by.


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