Japanese Spicy Cod Roe Noodles (明太子うどん - Mentaiko Udon)

October  4, 2022
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2
What You'll Need
  • 2 sac of cod roe (mentaiko)
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang paste (optional)
  • 1.5 tablespoons kewpie mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 2 bricks of frozen sanuki udon
  • green onions, sliced
  • nori, sliced
  1. Cut the sac open to remove the roe and discard of the sac. Mix together the cod roe (mentaiko), gochujang paste, kewpie mayonnaise and melted butter.
  2. In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add frozen udon and cook until al dente. Drain udon when finished cooking.
  3. Toss udon with cod roe butter mixture.
  4. Serve with sliced green onions and nori.

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3 Reviews

yosuke October 5, 2016
if you're using gochujang, this is not japanese nor an original mentaiko dish
LeBec F. April 14, 2015
oh ya MA!! can't wait to make this. i've had some mentaiko in my freezer for awhile, just waiting for this recipe. Arigato!
Oishii M. April 14, 2015
Thanks! If you love mentaiko, you'll love this. It's super simple and easy. :)