Asian dish udon noodles with egg yolk, sesame, mushrooms, boc choy, sliced sous vide cooked meat served in ceramic bowl with spoon and chopsticks on cloth over dark wooden background Top view, space. (Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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The Popular Japanese Fast Food Chain You Can Experience In The US
Udon, thick and chewy noodles typically served in bowls of broth, are one of Japan's most beloved foods. While these noodles are often made at home, one very popular Japanese restaurant chain has opened 800 udon shops across the country and 200 more locations globally — 12 of which are in the United States.
Marugame Udon, AKA Marugame Seimen, has locations in cities like Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu, so Americans can enjoy authentic udon as it is served in Japan. To ensure consistency of quality across all locations, the chain's noodle expert visits every branch to show the cooks how udon should be prepared.
Marugame Udon uses an open kitchen system where guests can watch chefs prepare noodles by hand and top their bowls with soft-boiled eggs and other fixings, and a self-serve tempura station is also available. Tempura items and sides vary by location, but you can count on delicious curry udon, kitsune udon, and more.