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If you love shrimp and tempura, then you’ll definitely want to try shrimp tempura udon. The tempura batter used for the shrimp is light and crispy, and it pairs perfectly with the chewy udon noodles and savory toppings. It’s a delicious and filling meal that will leave you satisfied.

bowl of shrimp tempura udon

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Shrimp tempura udon is surprisingly easy to make at home. The shrimp tempura can be made ahead of time and frozen, so all you have to do is cook the noodles and assemble the dish when you’re ready to eat. It’s a quick and satisfying meal that will please everyone in the family.

What is shrimp tempura udon?

Tempura udon is a type of Japanese noodle dish that typically consists of chewy udon noodles, a delicious shrimp tempura topping, and a variety of other savory toppings like scallions, fish cake, and seaweed. It’s a hearty and filling meal that’s perfect for a busy days.

What’s the difference between udon noodles and ramen?

Ramen and udon noodles are both types of Japanese noodles that are popular in Japanese cuisine. Both noodles are made wheat based are typically served in a broth with various toppings.

Ramen noodles are thinner and have a softer texture, while udon noodles are thick, soft, and chewy.

maikai umami dashi powder

The benefits of eating shrimp tempura udon

Shrimp tempura udon is a delicious and filling meal that provides numerous benefits. Shrimp is a low-calorie, high-protein food that is packed with nutrients. The tempura batter used for the shrimp is light and crispy, and it pairs perfectly with the chewy udon noodles and savory toppings.

What is tempura udon made of?

(Full recipe instructions and ingredient amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post)

To make this shrimp tempura recipe you’ll need:

  • Water. This will be mixed with dashi powder to make the soup base.
  • Maika’i Umami Dashi Powder. This can be found at your local Foodland. And best of all there’s no MSG.
  • Shoyu. Japanese style soy sauce that can be found in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores.
  • Mirin. A type of rice wine that adds a nice flavor the the broth.
  • Udon noodles. You can use dried or precooked noodles here. Just cook according to package directions.
  • Shrimp tempura. Make this from scratch or buy some store bought ones.
  • Kamaboko. These are fish cakes that can be found in the refrigerated section.
  • Green onions. Add a pop of color and flavor.
  • Nori. Dried seaweed strips to add some extra umami.
  • Optional shichimi togarashi for added spice

(Full recipe instructions and ingredient amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post)

shrimp tempura udon ingredients

How to make shrimp tempura udon?

Cook your uodn noodles to package directions.

Now for the dashi. You’ll want to set a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling you can start making your dashi.

To the pot you’ll add the Maika’i Umami Dashi powder, shoyu, and mirin. Bring this back to a boil and mix until well combined. Once all the dashi powder has dissolved remove from heat.

Add your cooked udon noodles to two bowls. Pour the dashi over the noodles.

You’ll then top your udon with cooked shrimp tempura, kamaboko, green onions, and nori. If you like a little spice you can add shichimi togarashi over the top.

Grab yourself a pair of chopsticks (or a fork) and ENJOY!!

Tips for the best tempura udon

  • Don’t over cook your noodles. Make sure there is a little chew in it before removing from the water.
  • Be sure to boil the dashi until all the powder has dissolved. Afterall, no one wants a gritty broth.
  • Assemble the dish right before you are ready to eat. If you leave the shrimp and the noodles in the dashi it will soak up the broth and become soggy.
chopsticks picking up shrimp tempura udon

Frequently asked questions

What is tempura udon made of?

Tempura udon is made with thick chewy Japanese noodles with a soup base and topped with battered shrimp and various other toppings like kamaboko, green onions, and nori.

How do you eat shrimp tempura udon?

Personally, I like to use chopsticks, but a good old fork and spoon work just as well.

Are udon noodles supposed to be chewy?

You be. Udon noodles are known for being thick and chewy and does a great job of soaking up the flavor or any sauce or dashi that is being used.

two bowls of shrimp tempura udon

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Shrimp Tempura Udon

Relle
If you love shrimp and tempura, then you'll definitely want to try shrimp tempura udon. The tempura batter used for the shrimp is light and crispy, and it pairs perfectly with the chewy udon noodles and savory toppings. It's a delicious and filling meal that will leave you satisfied.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 servings
Calories 422 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 packet Maika’i Umami Dashi Powder
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 packages udon noodles cooked to package directions and drained
  • 4 shrimp tempura
  • 4 slices kamaboko
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 small sheets nori

Instructions
 

  • Set a small pot on the stove set over high heat. Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Add Maika’i Umami Dashi Powder, shoyu, and mirin. Mix until well combined and the dashi powder has dissolved.
  • Add cooked udon noodles to a bowl. Pour dashi over the noodles.
  • Top with shrimp tempura, kamaboko, green onions, and nori.
  • For optional spice, sprinkle shichimi togarashi over top.

Notes

*Optional shichimi togarashi for added spice https://amzn.to/3P77rlw
  • Don't over cook your noodles. Make sure there is a little chew in it before removing from the water.
  • Be sure to boil the dashi until all the powder has dissolved. Afterall, no one wants a gritty broth.
  • Assemble the dish right before you are ready to eat. If you leave the shrimp and the noodles in the dashi it will soak up the broth and become soggy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 25gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 942mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9g
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By on August 5th, 2022

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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