Udon Yasan, CBD (Melbourne)

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Looking for a quick lunch in Melbourne’s CBD, I stopped by Udon Yasan, Melbourne’s alternative to Marukame in Chatswood. I found the ordering experience to be somewhat similar, beginning with the speedy udon serving station, then moving onto the tempura bar and other fixings.

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The menu has far less varieties of udon than Marukame, choosing to stick with udon noodle soups. I decided to try their regular sized cold beancurd noodle soup with a side of eggplant tempura.

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Eggplant Tempura $1.50

The Eggplant Tempura tasted very fresh and crispy. The condiments on offer were a little lacking compared to Marukame with only soy sauce offered and no sauce dishes. But overall, the tempura was quite enjoyable.

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Cold Beancurd Noodle Soup $6.30

I really enjoyed the udon here. The noodles were very long and had a great chewy texture. The slurp was very good too. The beancurd was a large sheet with plenty of flavour and sweetness while the soup was light and provided just the right amount of umami. Mixed in with the fresh grated ginger, this was a very tasty bowl of noodles.

I can definitely recommend Udon Yasan for a quick, fresh meal on the go. There’s nothing flash or fancy here, just great noodles and delicious flavours.

Cost: This meal cost $10.70
Payment: Cash or card

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