Instant Udons from Japan

Aside from instant ramen, there is another kind of instant noodle that is just as satisfying as it is delicious. Udon is thick, chewy noodles made from wheat and can be served either hot or cold. They are great with soup or a stir-fry. What's even more significant is that there is an instant version of these udon meals.

Best instant udon

Here at 99Japan, you will find the bestselling, most popular instant udon and we listed them down so you can take your pick. You do not have to look elsewhere. Whatever you need is right within your fingertips.

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How to make instant udon noodles?

Enjoying a bowl of instant udon with a steaming bowl of soup is not hard and will only take 3-4 minutes. You just have to boil water, add the dried noodles and mix in the seasonings. Wait for some minutes, and you will have your udon noodles, hot and delicious.

It is the same process with stir-fry instant udon noodles. The only difference is that you have to drain the water as soon as the noodles are soft enough for your preference.

What to add to instant udon? How to make it better?

Each pack of instant udon is already packed with so much flavor that you will surely love. But, if you still find it plain or your taste buds are craving for a different flavor, you can always top it off with slices of meat, chicken, fish, or any seafood. You can also jazz it up a bit by adding in vegetables such as peas, carrots, fresh mushrooms, and corn kernels. Or, you can add in some slices of hard-boiled egg or some strips of scrambled egg.

Is instant noodle bad for you?

Instant noodle is the meal people usually turn to if they needed a quick and easy to prepare one. Students and employees enjoy it the most because instant noodles are affordable and practical. However, there are specific issues when it comes to the health aspect of eating instant noodles. Some groups express concern against its consumption because of its cholesterol and sodium contents. They also say that instant noodles are low on nutrients and fiber. So, if you are eating it, every day chances are you are consuming excessive amounts of sodium and are missing out on essential nutrients.  

However, there are instant noodles in the market today which are taking the healthier path. Instead of being fried, these noodles are air- or sun-dried and are produced with less sodium. Some brands are also fortifying their instant noodles with essential nutrients to make it more nourishing and healthier.

And, of course, you can always make your bowl of instant noodles by adding in more vegetables and other sources of fiber, protein, and good carbohydrates.

Well, too much of a good thing is bad. Ideally, eating instant noodles twice a week should be enough.

How to spice up instant ramen?

Not ready for the hottest instant ramen but would like to spice things up a bit? You can add a little spice to your instant ramen bowl by adding in white pepper, Sichuan pepper, or chili flakes. Cinnamon stick, star anise, or coriander seeds can also make your instant ramen more flavorful with a hint of spice.


Can I buy in bulk? Do you wholesale?

Because instant noodles are really popular, stores usually ran out of stock and may take some time to restock. Here at 99japan, we understand the heart of a instant-noodles-lover and your need to have it ready when cravings set in. We do sell in bulk and you just have to send us a message at if you are interested.