I was rewatching the last few episodes of the anime Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma on Hulu which showcased a curry battle between the students. As I watched I realized, “Oh wait, I have a curry mix in my cupboard. I have udon. I can make curry udon!”
I’m not a cook by any means. I never went to culinary school like my roommate and I’m not a home cook like the ones you see on Masterchef or even Masterchef Junior (those kids are amazing!). I rely heavily on recipes that I find on Pinterest and because I rarely cook, there are plenty of cooking hacks I am unaware of. There’s a reason why I ask my roommate a lot of culinary questions.
I looked up examples of curry udon on Pinterest, though none of them were exactly the set up I had with my curry and udon. Then I went into the kitchen.
I boiled water in a pot and then placed the udon noodles inside until it became soft and cooked. I also added salt to the water for taste. I poured the udon and water out into a colander, then cooled it with cool water. While I placed that aside, I began to work on the curry.
It wasn’t until I opened up the package that I realized it was the type of curry that didn’t come with vegetables. It was a big block of curry and, reading the wrong side though I didn’t realize there were two sets of instructions, began to pour water and breaking down the block in the microwave for 7 minutes. It wasn’t until I was midway through microwaving the curry that I realize the other side of the package had the stove instructions for it and I was doing the microwave instructions. Ah well! Every 2 minutes, I took the curry out to stir it.
While I waited for my curry, I remembered that I just purchased bok choy and eggs. I poured more water back into the pot I cooked udon in, washed and chopped up my bok choy, and when the water was boiling, I put in the bok choy. I also got my eggs and cracked into the pot to cook. If I had better culinary skills, I’d do something fancy with eggs like poaching, but nope. I just wanted to make sure the eggs were cooked.
When the bok choy and eggs were ready, I poured them out into a colander, then placed the udon back in the pot. I added the bok choy, eggs, and curry onto the udon before mixing them all together.
I took a bite of the curry udon and it was tasty! I made plenty to last me awhile. Since it was pretty easy to make and it was tasty until the last bite, I plan to make more in the future.