Two Sundays ago, after doing our o-soji (New Years cleaning), we had lunch at Udon Kichi.
I had their niku kasu udon while Satoshi had their curry udon with a side order of rice.
While we were waiting for their food, I noticed that they had a new item on their menu...mazemen (mah-zay-men).
"Maze" means to stir and "Men" is noodle.
I have seen mazemen around on the web, and most look quite spicy.
So, on Wednesday, which was a holiday, Satoshi and I went back for lunch.
I ordered the mazemen...800 yen and he ordered the curry udon with a side order of rice.
Atop the udon is the spicy meat topping, a dollop of what I think was kochujang, a raw egg yolk, some chives, green onion, strips of nori, as well as thin chili strips.
I don't think anyone has ever instructed me to "stir everything until the noodles turn red"...whoa?!
So I did...
And it did turn reddish...This was so good!
Sweet, salty and spicy...super addicting!
As I was eating, I realized that I would have leftover meat topping...so I asked for a "shime-gohan" this is a bowl of rice to end the meal, usually when you have soup or something like that...plus 50 yen.
On the piping hot rice was a little more meat topping and green onions.
And then I was instructed to "dump it in and mix it well"
So I mixed...
I was (super full) but so glad I ordered the extra rice.
It would've been a shame to waste all that good topping...
I think this is going to be my new fave here.