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Udon noodles with pipis and sake

A simple dish that's rich, savoury and made special by the inclusion of pipis.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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Udon noodles with pipis and sake
A simple dish that's rich and savoury and made special by the inclusion of pipis. Don't stress if they're hard to track down, clams or mussels are just as effective.

Ingredients

  • 400 gm dried udon noodles
  • 1 tbsp neutral-flavoured oil, such as vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
  • 80 ml sake
  • 800 gm pipis, soaked to remove grit
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Thinly sliced spring onion tops, to serve
  • Furikake (optional; see note), to serve

Method

  • 1
    Cook udon in a saucepan of boiling water until al dente (6-8 minutes). Drain.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a saucepan over high heat. Add garlic and stir occasionally until garlic starts to turn golden (1 minute). Add sake and pipis, and stir occasionally until pipis open (3-5 minutes). Stir in udon, soy and sesame oil and serve topped with spring onion and furikake to taste.

Notes

Furikake is available from Asian grocers.