by The Hairy Bikers

This healthy udon noodle soup combines heady “umami” Japanese flavours with fresh veg and springy, chewy noodles. You can find most of the ingredients in an Asian supermarket.

Main course

Buyer's guide

Rice vermicelli are thin, long form noodles made from rice grains (not to be confused with cellophane noodles, made from vegetable starch). Commonly used in Asian soups, salads and stir-fries, they are probably most notable in Singapore-style noodles.

Lai fun are a short and thick rice noodle often used in soups.

Ho fun (or he fun) are very wide and flat rice noodles often stir-fried with soy sauce or used in soups.