I enjoy making udon noodles occasionally. But the main point of labor & annoyance is hand-cutting the noodles. I would really like a pasta-maker that is thick enough to cut out square udon noodles. Issue is that udon is a particualrly thick noodle so I don't think most simple hand-crank pasta maker's have this a thick enough cutting option.

Any suggestions or recommendations?

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I would suggest a chitarra. It is used to make a pasta typical to the Abruzzo region of Italy. I use mine also for udon and ramen noodles. It creates a rectangular shaped pasta...you can control the thickness with your roller, then cut on the chitarra.

  • wow interesting! thank you for the recommendation Commented Aug 14, 2022 at 12:11

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