On the way to Costco, we called an audible. Instead of munching on a Costco hot dog, a slice of pizza, or a chicken wrap, we stopped at Makino Udon. They make udon noodles fresh, and there is a machine going which you can watch as it cranks out the noodles.
We both ordered the gobo (burdock root) ten (short for tempura) and niku (meat, beef, in this case). They cook the noodles a bit soft, and they get softer as it goes. These noodles suck up the soup quickly, so you either end up with none, or you add more soup from the pot they bring out and put on the table. I have no idea why we don't eat burdock root in the U.S. I love the stuff. It's crunchy, has a peanut-y taste, and tons of fiber. If you ever get a chance to eat some, give it a try. Anyway, the noodles are reasonable and very filling.