Udon Noodle Bowls

"This ceramic bowl-and-mug combo fits snugly in your palm for convenient drinking and dining."
created by

Elan McPherson


created by

Elan McPherson

read more about the maker

Cup o' Noodles

Whether you're hosting a dinner party or lounging on the couch, this creation is ideal for udon, soup or stir-fry. A blend of a mug and a bowl, the handmade piece is contoured to fit snugly in the palm of your hand. Black lacquer bamboo chopsticks included. Handmade in California by Elan McPherson. Choose from aubergine, black bean, tofu, pacific, olive, or butter.

Sold individually.


Made in California

“I painted rocks and would sell them on the most rural road you can imagine. My parents would pay the neighbors to come buy from me. You name it I would dream it.”

Some passions manifest themselves early on. Such was the case for Elan McPherson, who from childhood could be found experimenting with both pottery and entrepreneurship. “I painted rocks and made rock men and would then sell them on the most rural road you can imagine,” she recalls.

Though her career initially led her to work on restaurant interiors and then a line of furniture, it wasn’t long before Elan veered back into ceramics, hand-glazing and embellishing a line of North American-made kitchen accessories. As colorful as they are clever, her designs (noodle bowls with built-in chopstick pockets, plates equipped with handy thumb handles) frequently prompt the reaction she most likes to hear: “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
5" H x 5.5" diameter; 22 fl. oz. capacity
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

The Olive (dark green) and Butter (yellow)Udon Noodle Bowls have been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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Forget it! Too hot to hold!!


I was so excited to buy this bowl but very, very disappointed the first time using it! It's simply too hot to hold as designed when filled with anything hot! So what's the point?? It just sits in the cabinet now, I forget it's even there! Sad, big waste of money!

Tampa Bay


Wonderful bowl!


Perfect for my vegan daughter-in-law to use for her noodles! Amazingly comfortable to hold and generous in size. Elan is so creative! I'm a fan for life!

Bel Air, MD




How delightful and what a unique gift for those friends and family who love noodles! Can't wait to give it for her birthday!

Berlin, MD


Beautiful product!


Love the design!

Springfield, MA


Received on time and was perfect


Was a gift for a frequent ramen eater. She loves it so far and is impressed with style and design.

Missoula, Montana


My daughter and son-in-law love them!


My daughter says that the bowls are great for noodles and soup

Homosassa, FL

functional art


First saw this in several museums and then looked for it online and stumbled upon Uncommon Goods. It's a great place to find artisan gifts - like walking through Portland's Saturday Market

Northern California


Udon noodle bowls


Just loved the style and size of the product. I know my daughter will love it. I found others online for a lesser price but not nearly the quality and size of these so I was willing to pay a little more for the quality and convenience.

Elk Grove, CA


Wonderful gift!


My grown son eats noodles all the time. He fell in love with this bowl. Thank you so much for having it in your catalog.

Houston, TX


It's a bowl! It''s noddles! It's udon!


These bowls are neat. They are easy to hold, with the handle and the way the bowl is designed. Only issue is, when the noodles are hot, it's difficult to hold on the bottom. Due to it being ceramic, it heats. Overall, these bowls are magnificant. They hold quite a bit of food.



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