Gluten-free recipe for the famous Japanese beef udon.
Beef udon is a Japanese comfort dish made with stir-fried beef, dashi soup stock, and various toppings. The traditional recipe uses regular udon, which is not gluten-free. In this post, I will share with you the gluten-free beef udon recipe.
The udon I use in this recipe is homemade. You can watch this video below if you want to learn how to make it at home. Gluten-free udon can also be found at some Asian supermarkets, too, but they’re harder to come by.
- Gluten-free udon
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
- Tenkasu/tempura bits (optional)
- A few slices of carrot
- Green onion
- 6 to 8 oz of thinly sliced beef
- 1 tbsp of gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 tbsp of mirin
- 1/2 tsp of sugar
- 1 tsp of grated ginger
- 4 cups of dashi
- 2 tbsp of gluten-free soy sauce
- 2 tbsp of mirin
- 1 tsp of sugar
The beef I use is rib but any other good cut of beef will work. I bought this beef already thinly sliced from Ranch99 but many Asian groceries also offer this convenient option. If you choose your own beef, the easiest way making that paper thin beef is to half freeze it then slice it. You can also slice it using a meat slicer.
Tenkasu or small bits of tempura batter is optional but it really enhance the flavor and texture of this dish. If you don’t know how to make tenkasu, you can see how it’s made in my gluten-free tempura video.