You’d think after the Cronut turned Dominique Ansel into a global culinary celebrity, every two-bit baker on planet Earth would have already tried their hands at inventing every career-launching doughnut-hybrid possible. But here we are, over three years later, and occasionally a new doughnut mashup is able to catch our attention. This time around, a café in Japan has recently gained notoriety on Twitter for offering a doughnut constructed from the unlikely ingredient of udon – those ropey noodles typically found in soup.
Tsudanomatsubara SA (yes, it’s a mouthful) in Kagawa Prefecture sells udon noodles that have been twisted into a doughnut shape, deep-fried and covered in powdered sugar. The result isn’t just visually appealing, it also makes for some extremely solid wordplay: a “udon-ut.”
「うドーナツ」！！— 磨伸映一郎@木曜東Ａ23b (@eiitirou) November 12, 2016