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The History Of Udon Noodles
- Feb 27, 2018 -

It is generally believed to have been transferred from China to Japan in the Middle Ages.

It is said that the first is not Beimian, but a dessert wrapped in honey. " chaos" is the Japanese made their own words, the original writing "chaos." The first appeared in the end of the "Jianggu" book, but 18th century Edo era of the Yi Zhen Zhang in the "Zhen Zhang notes" that at that time should be a kind of flour to do with stuffing dumplings like food, its volume six cloud: "Wonton and cloud temperature chaos, with wheat flour as dumplings also, wrapped in stuffing, cooking things." Cloud chaos, the words are turned round and boundless and groundless. Because of the circular reason, with the name of chaos. Because it is food, so change Sanshui next to the food word. Because of hot boiled food, so warm word and cloud  chaos also ... This present cloud  chaos, the cut plane also, is not the ancient wonton. "Edo period is separated from the end of the peace era, there are more than 600 years of barrier, his inference may evidence-based, perhaps just opinion." Yi Potential Zhen Zhang thought  chaos is "cut wheat", namely "slice", its source in the Chinese Southern and Northern Dynasties (or earlier Han Dynasty) "Water cake."  chaos, probably in the late 16th century, formed the two basic forms of Japanese noodles together with the surface of the cable (or the writing element): " chaos" is now translated as "black winter noodles", is a thicker noodle, and the cable surface (surface) mainly used as cold food, it is usually used as hot noodle soup, The beginning probably more from the monk from China, the scope is also more in the monastery, later gradually towards the general society. According to Xiangchuan County's oral legend, udon noodles by the Hong FA Master empty sea from the Tang Dynasty back, because Inland Sea rain scarce, it is difficult to plant rice and impart to  qi people.

The popularity of udon noodles in Japan is probably in the middle of the Edo period. There are two reasons: first, the development of urban catering industry, the other is the popularity of soy sauce. The prosperity of various food stalls in the Edo period greatly promoted the popularization of the udon surface, and later from the city to the countryside, became one of the Japanese daily diet.


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