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Where to buy Udon noodles?

shorts Jun 4, 2009 11:55 AM

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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    KTinNYC Jun 4, 2009 12:16 PM

    Sunrise Market sells frozen udon.

    1. C. Hamster Jun 4, 2009 12:34 PM

      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
        shorts Jun 4, 2009 12:48 PM

        I guess I was looking in the dried. Thanks!

        1. re: shorts
          paulj Jun 4, 2009 01:00 PM

          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
            shorts Jun 4, 2009 01:37 PM

            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. C. Hamster Jun 4, 2009 02:10 PM

        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
          shorts Jun 4, 2009 05:21 PM

          Ill take a look at sunrise mart. thanks!

          1. re: C. Hamster
            coll Jun 5, 2009 01:48 AM

            Here's a picture of the ones I use, highly recommend.


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            Kodozzz Jun 5, 2009 05:00 PM

            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."

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