Okay, the Thai characters below have been corrected so they should now actually appear as Thai characters instead of miscellaneous symbols. Of course, if you didn’t know Thai you might just assume the symbols were, in fact, Thai.
Good news: Chihiro explained in more detail how to make udon noodles. The key is to get the dough to the consistency of the fleshy part of your earlobe. Interesting technique. I’ll have to see if I’m inspired enough to try this weekend.