It's September in Vancouver, which means that everything is grey and wet and the unpaved ground resembles diarrhea. Now that summer is over for real for real (no more cocktease sunny days with a certain level of humidity), I feel it's time for soup. One of my faves is Udon, because it's rich and salty and has those big, doughy noodles. You can buy Udon soup base at any Asian grocery store, or make your own, which takes a million years, requires a sieve and sounds like a lot of work for something I could buy for a buck. So I buy the prebrewed stuff.
Boil water (follow the instructions on the side of the base, or if you made your own base, figure it out yourself, since your such a fucking Udon expert), throw in your stock, your noodles, and I like to add two chopped green onions, enoki mushrooms, button mushrooms, tofu or shrimp if you have them kicking around. Bring to a boil for about two minutes and it should look like this:
Serve screaming hot and eat in front of the TV. A great way to tune out the weather. Enjoy!