Category Archives: udon

Epcot @ Disney World

Epcot (the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) is THE Disney Park for foodies!

There’s 2 parts of Epcot, Future World and World Showcase.  In World Showcase, there are 11 pavilions representing 11 countries: Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico, United States, Canada, Norway, Japan, China, Morocco, Germany and France.  Each pavilion has food (counter-service and sit-down restaurant) representing each country’s cuisine.  Basically, you can eat your way around the world at Epcot!

 

 

For lunch, we ate at Kingla Bakeri Og Kafe, the bakery at the Norway Pavilion.

Norwegian Club ( Ham, Turkey, Bacon and Jarlsberg and Muenster Cheese with fresh Tomatoes, Sliced Red Onion, and Lingonberry Mayonnaise on toasted Multigrain Bread)…… This was pretty good.  Love anything that has lingonberry!

School Bread (Sweet Cardamom Bun filled with Vanilla Crème Custard and topped with Glazed and Toasted Coconuts)… This was sold-out at first and I had to wait 30 mins for the next batch.  It was ok… not amazing because the bread was tough and dry.  I prefer the Chinese version of coconut buns.

For dinner, we ate at Katsura Grill (Japan Pavilion).

The building on the right is the Japanese Department Store Mitsukoshi! Never thought I would see it in Disney!

We ordered Tempura Udon, Chicken Cutlet Curry and Beef Terriyaki rice. This tasted authentic, was delicious and was our favourite meal at Disney! .. this was also the cheapest meal!

The Starbucks at Epcot uses cute Disney cups!

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Kingla Bakeri Og Kafe and Katsura Grill

Epcot @ Disney World

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Omen – Kyoto, Japan

We haven’t had udon in Japan yet so we decided to try Omen.  Omen is a popular udon restaurant in Kyoto.  They’re famous for their dipping-style udon and they even have a branch in New York!

Each udon can be ordered individually or with an appetizer set.  We tried both sets:

Set A:Warm tofu in soymilk soup…

vinegared turnips topped with smoke salmon and ikura…

deep fried eddoe with spicy miso...

Set B:vinegared mackeral pressed sushi…

broiled bamboo shoot with miso 

the famous udon! The noodles are placed separately so it would not get soggy.  The way to eat is to take the udon and dip it into the dipping soup. You’re supposed to add sesame to the dipping soup.  I didn’t really like this way of eating because the noodles got cooled quite quickly.

vegetables…  I saw the chef put this together meticulously. It actually took effort to make the vegetables stand up!

It was the most haute-udon experience….the udon I normally have is more like a fast-food kind of meal…

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Omen

various locations in the city but we went to the one near Pontocho:

Nakagyoku Shijyodori Pontoccho Nishi, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8014, Japan

Tomikubo Hand Made Udon 富久保手打烏冬 – Hong Kong

My foodie aunt knew I love udon so she recommended Tomikubo.  In her opinion, Tomikubo has the best udon in Hong Kong while Mochi Cafe has good udon, but better soup base.

So after eating Movenpick, we made our way to the Harbour City food court for udon! See, they make the udon right on the spot!

I ordered the plain udon set which came with takoyaki and radish.  The udon was very chewy and bouncy, more so than Mochi Cafe. The soup base is very salty and I prefer the soup base at Mochi.  Nothing special with the takoyaki but the radish was soooo soft it practically melted in my mouth!

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Tomikubo Hand Made Udon 富久保手打烏冬

cookedDeli by City Super @ Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Dai Mon Yokocho 大門橫丁 – Hong Kong

My aunt, knowing my love for udon, took me to Dai Mon Yokocho to try their tomato soup udon.

I ordered the beef udon in tomato soup.. and it came with a half boiled egg! The udon was nice and chewy but there’s only a few pieces of beef.  The tomato soup was very tomato-y, kind of like the soup at Sing Heung Yuen, but I prefer my udon to be bathed in pork-bone soup!

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Dai Mon Yokocho   大門橫丁

151A Tung Choi Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong