Udon Noodle Bowls

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

Elan McPherson

$36.00

created by

Elan McPherson

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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.

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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
ceramic
Measurements
5" H x 5.5" diameter; 22 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Item ID
13860

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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:
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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsUdon Noodle Bowls
 
4.6

(based on 435 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (295)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (405)
  • High quality (307)
  • Dishwasher safe (181)
  • Doesn't stain (174)
  • Easy to clean (58)

Cons

  • Breaks/chips easily (8)
  • Too big (4)
  • Hard to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (338)
  • Formal occasions (32)
  • Formal events (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (285), Stylish (216), Budget shopper (134), Frequent entertainer (66), College student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (178), No (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Loved it... until hot soup cracked it!

A friend gave me this bowl as a birthday gift a few years ago and I instantly fell in love with it. Just perfect for me! It's great if you love soups and...Read complete review

A friend gave me this bowl as a birthday gift a few years ago and I instantly fell in love with it. Just perfect for me! It's great if you love soups and noodles, and if you love to sit and hold your bowl, all cozy on a couch. Plus it looks great.

I was only able to use it a few times before I went away for a year and a half and left it, unused in my cupboard. I came back and happily started using it again, until yesterday when I poured hot soup in it... and heard a loud, long, ominous creaking, cracking sound. The sound continued until I picked the bowl up and soup poured from the bottom!

I'd really love to get a new one, but I'm a little worried about a bowl made for soup that breaks when you pour the actual soup in it.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great in Theory, Not in Practice

One of my guilty pleasures is eating pad thai on the couch in front of Mystery Science Theater 3000, so this bowl seemed like the perfect accompaniment. I loved the idea that it had...Read complete review

One of my guilty pleasures is eating pad thai on the couch in front of Mystery Science Theater 3000, so this bowl seemed like the perfect accompaniment. I loved the idea that it had a built-in chopstick rest and a handle for easier slurping. However, the chopstick slots are too big, so the sticks go sliding right onto the floor if you don't hold the bowl just so. The handle is really uncomfortable: it has a very small hole for gripping that only a finger or two fits through, and there's a weird knobby grip at the top that makes it even harder to hold. Also, this bowl is very deep and curved at the bottom, so it's hard to get the last bits of noodles out. I'm thinking of trying out this company's Buddha Bowl instead.

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1.0

Forget it! Too hot to hold!!

By 

from Tampa Bay

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Hold

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

    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!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Wonderful bowl!

    By 

    from Bel Air, MD

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

    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!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Delightful!

    By 

    from Berlin, MD

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Doesn't Stain
    • High Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

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

      Service and delivery comments:

      Super fast delivery!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Beautiful product!

      By 

      from Springfield, MA

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

        Love the design!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Received on time and was perfect

        By 

        from Missoula, Montana

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

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

            Service and delivery comments:

            Came right on time and in perfect condition.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            My daughter and son-in-law love them!

            By 

            from Homosassa, FL

            About Me Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                functional art

                By 

                from Northern California

                About Me Practical

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Doesn't Stain
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

                  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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Udon noodle bowls

                  By 

                  from Elk Grove, CA

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Dishwasher Safe
                  • Doesn't Stain
                  • Easy to hold
                  • High Quality
                  • Holds Alot Of Soup

                  Cons

                  • no Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Take Out Pho Noodles
                  • Top Ramen

                  Comments about UncommonGoods 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.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Product was delivered safely and on time with no damage.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful gift!

                  By 

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

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

                    By 

                    from Connecticut

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Doesn't Stain
                    • Easy to hold
                    • Neat Design
                    • Place For Chopsticks
                    • Place For Noodles
                    • Place For Udon

                    Cons

                    • Bottom Can Be Quite Hot
                    • Not Dishwasher Safe

                    Best Uses

                    • Chopsticks
                    • Daily Use
                    • Formal Occasions
                    • Noddles
                    • Udon

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Udon Noodle Bowls:

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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