Citrus Udon



Preparation info

  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

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Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

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Shop-bought ponzu tends to have a slightly harsher citrus flavour, so I recommend making it yourself for this particular recipe. It is a handy condiment to have in the fridge.



  • 300 ml (10½ fl oz) ponzu, chilled
  • 300 ml (


Gently toast the sesame seeds in a small frying pan over low heat, shaking the pan from time to time to prevent burning. As soon as you hear the sesame seeds popping, take the pan off the heat and leave them to cool down.

Transfer the sesame seeds to a suribachi or mortar and coarsely grind them.

Cook the udon noodles according to the packet instructions, then drain and r