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Jul 1, 2009 01:31 PM

Where Can I Buy THICK Udon Noodles?

I love those thick, fat, nearly pencil thick noodles in Udon soup, but I can not find it anywhere! I don't live in or near a major city with asian markets, so I'm looking for a source where I can buy them dry, and have them shipped?

Anyone help?


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  1. Walmart has them pre-cooked and vacuum packed. They come with one of those dried broth packs, which I just throw away. As far as ordering online, I haven't done a search in a while.


      Try this site. I have directed you to the dried noodles. They keep for months. The precooked stuff must be refrigerated.

      1. Iv'e seen the cryovac'd ones at Big Lot's. If you have an oriental grocery they should be there also.

        1. I have always bought mine in a Japanese or Asian market's freezer section. I prefer them to the cryovac(k)ed unfrozen kind. Good luck.

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          1. re: Caroline1

            Having thrown away so many packages of "fresh" rice noodle sheets for Thai wide noodle dishes, I wonder if those you are looking for are similar in regards to quickly spoiling. I now make my own as I need them.
            Perhaps the frozen ones are better, and I know they are wheat, but you still have to thaw them to use just some of them.

            1. re: Scargod

              The kind I use come in a large pack with five individual serving packs inside the big bag. They thaw amazingly quick, and good to go! If I currently had any in the freezer, I'd be glad to tell you what brand. On the other hand, probably not. The labels are written in kanji. There are some recipes on line for making them from scratch, but they don't look like the chubby square noodles I love. So I buy 'em! '-)