[Sca-cooks] A digression on the Rochester Garbage Plate

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri May 8 04:39:35 PDT 2009

On May 8, 2009, at 3:33 AM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> Selene commented:
> <<< My dad weirded out a bit when I ordered a nice Japanese udon  
> breakfast
> the last time we flew together.  Perfectly ordinary.  In my life  
> anyway. >>>
> What's an "udon breakfast"? I seem to remember "udon" is a thin,  
> pale Japanese soup but don't remember more than that, and that may  
> not have any connection to this anyway.

It as my [limited/flawed] understanding that the udon was the thickish  
wheat-flour noodle that goes into the thin soup. To which Assorted  
Stuff is then frequently added.

I'm not sure if a udon breakfast is simply any udon [almost invariably  
soup] dish, eaten for breakfast, or the traditional simplest form of  
the noodles in the broth with just a bit of soy, some chopped  
scallion, maybe a few cilantro leaves, etc.

"Udon" is also the title of a pretty good Japanese movie from 2006.  
And speaking of Japanese movies about noodles, I recommend staying  
away from the gratuitous American remake of Tampopo, which is called  
"The Ramen Girl", and which probably doesn't actually suck as bad as  
it appears to in comparison to the original, but it's almost  
impossible not to compare the two, therefore appropriate expectations  
are hard to meet.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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