Finally arriving at the domestic airport of Fukuoka and having just checked in for our flight to Tokyo, I was looking forward to my first meal in Japan: A warm noodle soup lunch. I was not feeling well and I needed some hot soup to warm up my stomach. The Dutchman on the other hand did not want anything.
The noodle bar at Fukuoka Domestic Airport.
Udon noodle with a vegetable tempura fritter.
Fukuoka is famous for its Hakata Udon Noodle and I have read that Fukuoka is apparently the birth place of Udon, so that made me a very curious foodie. I need to try Hakata or any Udon noodle in Fukuoka! And so I found this noodle bar just beside our boarding gate which was very handy.
Udon is a typically Japanese type of noodle, a thick wheat flour noodle which I realised I do not really fancy at all. It may have to do with its girth, too thick for a usual noodle, and the texture, a bit slimy for my liking. There are however other types of Udon, varying per region, some are thinner and flat, whilst others are shaped differently.
Perhaps I will like Yaki Udon which is similar to Yaki Soba, a stir-fried noodle dish garnished with vegetables and meat. Stir-fry dishes are always good.
Have you tried this thick Udon noodle? Do you like it?
Travel Period: November 2014
Destination: Fukouka, Japan
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