Kitsune udon or soba is a name for noodles topped with stewed aburaage. The noodles can be served hot in winter or chilled in summer.
It is a strange name for noodles, as a kitsune is a fox for Japanese, even though no fox meat is involved. For some reason, the Japanese used to believe that foxes with magical power love aburaage. We also call stewed aburaage stuffed with seasoned rice “oinari-san,” which is another the name for enshrined spirit of foxes with magical power.
I made this using udon noodles, but you can also use soba noodles instead.
Ingredients (for 2 servings)
- Several stewed aburaage (either bought or stewed on your own)
- 2 servings udon noodles
- 3 cups noodle soup broth (either dilute noodle soup base or dissolve powder soup base which sometimes come with vacuum packed noodles)