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Udon Soup

Udon Soup with Bok Choy, Leeks, and Mushrooms

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No more cries of “Udon know me!” when you’re #hangry because this warm, comforting bowl of soup knows you. Tender udon—thick Japanese wheat noodles—are combined with earthy shiitake mushrooms, leafy bok choy, and fragrant leeks in a deeply flavorful vegetable broth. Like us, you’ll be happily slurping away soon enough.


  • Vegetarian
  • Stovetop Only

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By Chef Elana

By Chef Elana

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Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • leek
  • garlic
    1 clove
  • ginger
    1/2 ounce
  • Mushrooms Shiitake Local
    6 ounces
    Mushrooms Shiitake Local
  • baby bok choy
    12 ounces
    baby bok choy
  • Spinach Baby Organic
    2 cups
    Spinach Baby Organic
  • soy sauce
    3 packets
    soy sauce
  • vegetable stock
    32 ounces
    vegetable stock
  • udon noodles
    9 ounces
    udon noodles
  • sesame oil
    2 teaspoons
    sesame oil

What You’ll Need

  • 8" medium pot

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Leeks

    Prepare Leeks

    Rinse leek and trim and discard dark green top. Halve lengthwise, then cut crosswise into ¼-inch slices. Place in a bowl of cold water and allow dirt to sink to bottom.
  2. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Mince garlic. Trim and discard skin of ginger and mince. Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel and quarter caps, discarding stems. Rinse remaining produce. Thinly slice bok choy crosswise.
  3. Sauté Vegetables

    Sauté Vegetables

    Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Drain leeks. When oil is shimmering, add leeks and sauté, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, mushrooms, and bok choy and sauté until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Simmer Soup

    Simmer Soup

    Add soy sauce and vegetable broth to pot with vegetables. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until flavors are melded, about 5 minutes.
  5. Cook Udon Noodles

    Cook Udon Noodles

    Add udon noodles and sesame oil to pot with soup over medium heat and simmer until tender, about 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until bright green and tender, 1-2 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Plate Udon Noodles

    Plate Udon Noodles

    Serve udon soup in bowls with plenty of room for sloshing. Enjoy!

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