Just a few years ago, if you were looking to get your hands on a bowl of udon in Boston, you might expect to turn to one of the last pages of a menu to find just a few options. But with a growing number of incredible udon-focused restaurants and Japanese hot pot spots opening, it’s getting easier for Bostonians to try a great bowl.
Udon noodles are wheat noodles that are typically thick, springy, bouncy, sticky, and chewy. They are a labor of love because their perfect texture relies on the noodle-maker building up the gluten and resting it properly. Udon is versatile: hot, cold, stir-fried, immersed in soup, with a light dipping sauce on the side, in any of the multitude of hot pot broths, or topped with tempura. There are no wrong choices.
Here are 10 excellent options for udon in and around Boston.
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