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Jun 4, 2009 11:55 AM

Where to buy Udon noodles?

I love those thick, fat, almost pencil thick noodles in Udon soup, but I can not find it anywhere! Are they sold fresh, not dried? I live in NYC, if that helps.

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  1. Sunrise Market sells frozen udon.

    1. Just about any decent asian market sells them fresh. You should be able to find them very easily in NYC.

      Look in the refrigerated case with the rest of the fresh nooldes and wrappers.

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      1. re: C. Hamster

        I guess I was looking in the dried. Thanks!

        1. re: shorts

          Dried are sold in tightly packed bundles of straight sticks. Dried aren't as thick as fresh - until they have been cooked.

          1. re: paulj

            Ok - so ive seen the dried in the bundles, but they look as thick as fettuccine. There is no way they plump up to the thickness of udon, right?

      2. We have a freezer full of fresh udon noodles. I looke for a pic of the kind we buy but couldn't find them. But they are in the cold case next to the other packaged fresh noodles.

        IMO fresh is way better than dry. Even when they are frozen and thawed.

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          Ill take a look at sunrise mart. thanks!

          1. All the markets on/around East Broadway sell them in the refrigerated section, along with other fresh noodles. They're also sold in the stores on/around Canal Street. Asian canned and bottled products as well as Asian produce and the best trimmed pork products you can find. If you live in NYC -- why haven't you tried these markets before? They're a necessity to a good "cupboard."