1. In a large cooking pot, add water (2L) and bring it to a boil, add "katsuodashi pack" if you have and simmer for about 5 min. Remove it from the water.
2. Add all the soup ingredients and bring it to a boil. Set aside.
3.Make the tenkasu In a small bowl, add flour, salt and water. Mix well. In a small cooking pot, add about 2 to 3 cm of oil and when the temperature reaches about 160℃, sprinkle the tenkasu batter, using a egg whisk.
4. Deep-fry until they are lightly browned. Transfer onto the paper towl to remove excess oil.
5. In a big cooking pot, add water and bring it to a boil. Add the soba noodles, and stir gently, so they don’t stick together. Cook until al dente or how hard you like your soba.
6. Drain the soba noodles and wash the noodles in cold water to get rid of any slimy texture.
7. Then put the soba noodles into the boiling water to warm up again. Once they are warm, drain well and place them into a serving bowl.
8. Pour the soup and sprinkle sliced leek as much as you want and then "Tenkasu".
1. Coat the block beef with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and let sit for about 30 min.
2. On a frypan, grill the beef (only its surface) on all sides until well browned.
3. Preheat your oven to 110℃ degrees.
4. Place the roast beef onto a baking dish. I usually put aluminium foil on the baking dish. Bake for 50min.
5. Wrap the roast up tightly in the foil and let it rest outside the oven at room temperature. While it is resting, it will continue to cook.
6. In the meantime, making the sauce In the same frying-pan (just remove any burnt garlic bits) fry the garlic until fragrant. Add shallot and cook until browned. Then add butter. Once the butter is melted, add all the other sauce ingredients (soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, sugar and mirin). Bring it to a boil and add olive oil (1 tbsp). Then transfer to your serving plate. Almost ready!
6. Using a sharp knife, slice the roast beef into thin slices (as per your taste) and serve with the sauce!
1. In the mixing bowl of your KitchenAid, add flour, gluten powder and potato starch. Mix well with a hand whisk. Then fit KitchenAid with the dough hook.
2. In a small cup, add salt and water. Mix well until dissolved.
3. Slowly drizzle in water mix, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed while you mix at the lowest speed. Continue until the dough comes together into a shaggy dough.
4. Transfer the dough out to the work surface and knead by hand. Shape it into a rough ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 1 hour.
5. Divide into 3 equal pieces on the work surface. Cover with plastic wrap. It is OK if the dough is not smooth at this stage.
6. Fit the Pasta Roller onto the KitchenAid mixer. Set it to position 1 (thickest). Flatten by hand one dough piece into a rough rectangle about 1.5 cm thick. Process at speed 1 and slowly feed the piece of dough through the Roller. Feed it through again at the same (thickest) setting 1 several times until the dough is silky and smooth. You may fold it in half before running it through. It usually takes me about 10 times and sometimes more. In the beginning the dough will be ragged. As you repeat, after more runs, it will get silky and smooth alright.
7. Once the dough is smooth, turn the dial to the next thickness setting 2 and run the dough through once or twice.
8. Repeat #6 and #7 with the rest of dough balls.
9. Attach the Spaghetti Cutter and run the dough through to cut it. Dust generously the noodles to coat them with potato starch and gently shape into serving sized bundles. Place on the prepared plate. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.
NOTE: you can also cut by hand. Check out the video below!
10. Get a large pot of water boiling. Add the noodles to boil there for 10min. Now you can stir them gently but only at the very beginning. It is better not to touch the udon after that, or they might become very fragile and break down into short bits. Strain and rinse the udon noodles with running water to remove the gooey texture from the surface. Immerse the washed udon back in boiling water to warm them up. Pull them out again of the water, serve in a bowl before pouring the hot soup.
You can enjoy the cold udon, directly after the cold water rinsing with tsuyu!