Easy 15-Minute Yaki Udon (Stir Fried Udon Noodles)
Yaki Udon is a straightforward one-pan dish that’s packed with vegetables, mushrooms, and your choice of protein and covered in a sauce that’s so tasty you’ll want more. The greatest stir-fried udon noodles can be made using these basic ingredients in about 15 minutes!
Yaki Udon is a Japanese stir-fried noodle dish filled with a variety of vegetables and meat and covered in a delectable sweet and salty sauce.
Yaki Udon Ingredients
- two servings (500g) of frozen udon noodles
- 2 tbsp of frying oil, divided
- thinly sliced chicken, beef, pig, or beef; bacon; tofu; or additional vegetables.
- sliced half an onion, medium
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1/4 cup julienned carrot
- 3 sliced mushrooms
- Kewpie mayo, toasted sesame seeds, bonito flakes, and/or 2 chopped green onions as optional garnishes
- Dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1/9 cup mirin
- 1-tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of optional Gochugaru (Korean chili flakes) or red pepper flakes
- Add salt and pepper to the shrimp or any protein of your choice. In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients.
- Use a pair of chopsticks to carefully loosen the udon noodles after soaking them in boiling water for approximately a minute to prepare them. Drain and set aside after rinsing with cool water.
- In a wok or sizable pan, heat oil over medium-high heat before adding the shrimp or any protein of your choice. Cook until opaque for roughly 2 minutes. Take out and place aside.
- The same wok should be oiled, then the onion and garlic should be cooked until fragrant. Cook the mushrooms, cabbage, and carrot for an additional two to three minutes.
- Toss the udon noodles with the sauce, cooked shrimp, and sauce until they are thoroughly coated. Green onions should be added and combined. Enjoy after garnishing!