We were going to test different udon soup recipes and were excited about making homemade udon. The problem was that it would have taken 3+ hours to make the udon noodles, so we decided to make the simplified version of it... so instead of continuous kneading and "stumping," we knead the dough some and then rolled it out to cut into pieces.
Anyhow, the soup was yummy. I boiled bonito flakes, drain it, and added pork, spices and miso. The noodles, however, was a bit soft and not as chewy as udon should be.