In the pantheon of noodles, Japanese udon ranks high as the subtler, more simple, yet drastically thicker relative to ramen. Whether it be the clean and no frills broth or the thick, toothsome noodles that easily absorb the broth it swims in, udon as a dish is a prime choice when you're in the mood for some noods. And if said mood happens to be for sweets, then don't worry, Yuu Japanese Tapas in Richmond, British Columbia has got you covered with a dessert version of udon.
Dubbed as their Milk Udon, Yuu is taking panna cotta and reformatting it into udon noodle form and sweetly submerging them in their milk teas. It's a unique topping to add and pairing it with boba could make for a milk tea moment that's meant to be savored and shared. Now before you get grossed out on the premise, just know that panna cotta is essentially sweetened cream thickened with gelatin — no wheat noodles are actually being incorporated here.
It's definitely a different take on milk tea, but one that can potentially enhance your next boba run.