Sanuki udonKagawa Prefecture
- Kagawa Prefecture Sanuki udon
The famous local specialty of Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, it is the most renowned even of the three great udon varieties, and the people of Kagawa have the highest per capita udon consumption anywhere in Japan. Large numbers of tourists from all over Japan come to eat the noodles, and they form a key part of the region's cuisine. They are characterized by firmness and a smooth, fluid texture that comes from stomping on the dough after it is kneaded. Sanuki udon noodles can be eaten in many ways, including with hot broth, with soy sauce, or with egg.