Move Over Cronut, a Japanese Cafe Invented the Udon-ut

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A doughnut made of udon noodles has appeared in Japan
Udon doughnut

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A Japanese cafe turned udon noodles into a doughnut, then covered the entire thing in sugar. 

There’s nothing the world loves as much as fusing two foods together, with bonus points for if we wind up with something fried and covered in sugar, so it looks like one Japanese cafe is about to have a hit on its hands with a new doughnut made of udon noodles.

According to Rocket News 24, the so-called “Udon-ut” or “udon donut” was spotted by a Twitter user going by Eiitirou, who spotted the franken-pastry at a cafe over the weekend. It sells for just about $1.50 apiece, and is served in a folded paper cone. It really is a big bundle of udon noodles twisted together and then fried, then topped with sugar.

The resulting noodle doughnut reportedly is crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside, and it combines the stretchy, savory aspects of the udon noodle with a crispy, sugary outside. It sounds like they have a winner on their hands.

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