Udon, Innovated for Your Pleasure

Hanon, a new udon shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was produced by the union of a Tokyo video-production company and a Japanese manufacturer of unusually thin condoms. The condoms became the subject of a series of advertisements on which the production company worked; in one of them, called “Acts of Love,” dancers in London re-enact, with…


First We Take Kamakura

Hanon, a new Japanese restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has created two new recipes for udon noodles, each a bit out of the ordinary. The lighter ones are zenryufun, or whole-wheat, made with some wheat germ and bran. Ground bamboo leaves and barley shoots are added to the dough to produce the green noodles, called sasauchi.