The Udon Powerhouse

Japanese wheat noodles, including the various udon dishes we offer at our Japanese restaurant in Issaquah, are a low-fat, high-protein source of easily-available energy. This is because they provide you with a healthy dose of carbohydrates at a moderate glycemic index, which means that they’re able to deliver long-lasting energy with a moderate impact on your blood sugar.

Udon is also well-known for its easy digestibility. Scientific tests have determined that the noodles break down in your stomach considerably faster than other pastas, and three times as fast as beef. This is due to the process by which udon is made. The kneading of the wheat flour mixes the proteins with the starch molecules to make them more available to your digestive enzymes. The dish is favored by people fighting the flu; since the noodle digests so easily, blood isn’t rushed to the stomach and is able to provide sustained energy and heat where your body needs it. Try some of this powerhouse noodle for yourself at Aji Sushi!