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Authentic Japanese Cooking

Saito's Family Curry Udon

*This program was first broadcast on Nov. 11, 2016

The Japanese noodle dish udon has garnered a lot of attention from overseas in recent years. In this episode, we'll be making curry udon, which combines traditional Japanese udon noodles with curry, a western-style Japanese food. Chef Saito will be sharing the secrets of the recipe he makes at home for his own family, made with kombucha and soy sauce. We'll also be making jumbo shrimp tempura, the perfect addition to make curry udon feel extra special, and we'll learn techniques for how to make crispy tempura, like how to scatter the batter when deep-frying.

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