Ontama bukkake

Yes, the name sounds a bit odd. But when a soft boiled egg breaks over velvety udon and mixes with hot soup on a cold day—who cares what it’s called?


The recipe that follows is my attempt to recreate one of my favorite Sydney foods: the ontama bukkake at Menya Mappen in Sydney. Ever since I moved back to the States (to a place that is Siberia for good Asian food) this memory of this soup haunted my dreams. The smooth udon! The egg yolk! The umami in the broth! So I got to work, and now, with a quick trip to an Asian grocer, this soup can haunt your dreams, too. Continue reading “Ontama bukkake”