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Udon in the house? SEA

landguy Feb 10, 2007 08:52 PM

I followed the advice of several posters here on the ramen thread and gave Samurai Noodle a try and have to say the pork ramen we had was really impressive! That pork - wow! - it actually reminded me of the succulant beef brisket my grandma made for Passover dinners back in the day. They also served us some really incredible Genmai Matcha green tea. That roasted rice flavor was something I never experienced b4 in green tea. It was so great I bought a package of 50 tea bags to take home. Yum.

So this tasty experience got me thinking about Udon in Seattle. Any suggestings for "the best" Udon in town? Thanks in advance.

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    ccqueen RE: landguy Mar 12, 2007 01:26 PM

    i don't know about the best, but hana on broadway has consistent nabeyaki udon. and i like the udon at fuji in the I.D.

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      Greghms RE: landguy Mar 12, 2007 01:33 PM

      Agree with the Samurai Noodle call. The pork is amazing.

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        lisaf RE: landguy Mar 12, 2007 02:04 PM

        Am I the only one who sees irony in comparing Passover brisket to pork?

        I really like the udon at Nishino. You can get it with grilled chicken or tempura shrimp served on the side. It's one of the most affordable items on the menu and easily a meal in itself.

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          barleywino RE: lisaf Mar 12, 2007 02:48 PM

          For something a bit lighter than the udon, try the cold somen at Nishino. Get some new-style salmon belly to put on top if you want to jazz it up a bit.

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            landguy RE: lisaf Mar 12, 2007 07:01 PM

            I guess you can tell I choose food over religion. Doh, have to admit I didn't realize the humor when I originally wrote this post. Thanks to all for reviving this post though and for the reccos!

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            kirkj RE: landguy Mar 12, 2007 05:02 PM

            izumi in kirkland on the eastside does a great nabeyaki udon.

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              PAO RE: landguy Mar 13, 2007 09:05 AM

              I'm a Japanese American, and my favorite udon is at Tsukushinbo in the ID. The tempura udon is very good--they serve the tempura on the side so it doesn't get soggy. They also have good soba--two different kinds!

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                Janer RE: landguy Mar 13, 2007 08:32 PM

                In the north Seattle/Greenwood area, the nabeyaki udon at Mori is lovely stuff...and they deliver for those of you recovering from a cold.

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                  Lauren RE: Janer Mar 14, 2007 09:07 AM

                  Thanks! I live near Greenlake and have been looking for a place to deliver noodles to me when I'm sick!

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