Recipe: Autumn Udon with Vegetables

published Sep 15, 2011
Autumn Udon with Vegetables
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Earlier this week

we posted about about Tara Austen Weaver’s new ebook

Tales from a High Mountain. Tara shared with us a recipe from the book that’s perfect for fall: a simple udon noodle served with shredded carrots, spinach and shiitake mushrooms.
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Like much of Japanese cooking, the beauty and taste lies in the simplicity of the recipe. Udon is a perfect dish for a light supper on a cool night, as the first of the autumn leaves gently rattle in the trees.

Autumn Udon with Vegetables

Serves 1

Nutritional Info


  • 1

    (8-ounce) serving of fresh udon

  • 1 tablespoon

    tsuyu (may come in flavor packet with udon noodles)

  • 1/4 cup

    grated carrot

  • 1/4 cup


  • 1 ounce

    tofu or kamaboko fish cake (these come in many flavors, I like carrot)

  • 3

    dried shiitake mushrooms


  1. Following the package directions, bring some water to a simmer and add the noodles and mushrooms. Let simmer until both have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tsuyu or flavor packet to make a broth.

  2. Remove and slice the mushrooms (unless you prefer them whole). Submerge the greens in the broth briefly, to wilt them. Do the same with the carrots and fish cake or tofu, just to warm them up a bit.

  3. Pour into a serving bowl and top with the mushrooms. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Reprinted from Tales from a High Mountain, with permission.

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