Udon Carbonara – A Japanese Twist on an Italian Classic with KEWPIE

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Discover our Udon Carbonara, a delightful fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisines. This dish brings together the comforting, chewy texture of udon noodles with the rich, creamy flavors of a classic carbonara. The KEWPIE Deep-Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade adds a nutty, savory depth that perfectly complements the salty, smoky bacon and the sharp, tangy parmesan cheese. Topped with a generous dollop of KEWPIE Mayonnaise and a sprinkle of black pepper, this Udon Carbonara is a harmonious blend of flavors that will transport your taste buds to new heights.

Kewpie Synergy

The magic of this dish lies in the synergy of two KEWPIE products. The KEWPIE Deep-Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade serves as the backbone of the sauce, infusing the noodles with a rich, nutty flavor that elevates the entire dish. The KEWPIE Mayonnaise, added as a finishing touch, brings a creamy, velvety texture and a subtle tanginess that perfectly balances the richness of the carbonara sauce. Together, these KEWPIE products transform a simple noodle dish into a gourmet experience.

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 2 portions frozen udon or dried udon noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 thick slices bacon, cut into ½” slices
  • 6 Tbsp. KEWPIE Deep-Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade
  • 4 Tbsp. powdered parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • Black pepper
  • KEWPIE Mayonnaise, optional

Directions

  1. Prepare the sauce base: In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and powdered parmesan cheese until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon: In a frying pan, cook the bacon slices until crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon to a plate and set aside.
  3. Cook the udon noodles: Prepare the udon noodles according to the package directions. Drain the cooked noodles and immediately add them to the egg and cheese mixture.
  4. Create the carbonara sauce: Add the KEWPIE Deep-Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade and water to the noodles. Toss the noodles gently to ensure they are evenly coated with the sauce. Add the cooked bacon and toss lightly to combine.
  5. Serve and enjoy: Transfer the Udon Carbonara to serving plates. Top each serving with a generous dollop of KEWPIE Mayonnaise, optional and a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately while hot.

Kewpie Pro Tip

The key to a perfect Udon Carbonara is in the timing. Make sure to have all your ingredients prepared and ready to go before you start cooking. The heat from the cooked udon noodles will gently cook the egg and melt the cheese, creating a silky, creamy sauce. If you find the sauce too thick, you can thin it out with a bit of the reserved udon cooking water. For an extra burst of flavor, try garnishing your Udon Carbonara with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds or finely chopped green onions. With KEWPIE as your culinary partner, you can create a dish that’s both comforting and innovative.

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KEWPIE Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing & Marinade, 12 fl. oz