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Yaki Udon Stir-fry Noodles

Yaki Udon Stir-fry Noodles

  • serves 1
  • 20 minutes
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If you regularly visit Japanese restaurants you may have already tasted stir-fried yakisoba, but what about it’s closely related cousin, yakiudon? This yakiudon recipe helps you to add some authentic Japanese flavours to your standard stir fry, such as mirin and soy sauce, but don’t forget to check the tips for other tasty flavourings that you can use!


1 packet pre-boiled yude udon noodles
2 teaspoons mirin sweet cooking sake
3 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon dashi stock
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Ideas for the toppings:
pork, chicken, prawns, scallops, boiled egg, chikuwa fishcake,
carrot, cabbage, onion, corn, shiitake mushroom

How To Prepare

  1. Let’s begin preparing the toppings by cutting the vegetables, meat or fish into bite size pieces.

  2. To cook the udon noodles, add them to boiling water for 2 or 3 minutes in a saucepan. No need to stir them or to put some oil in the saucepan beforehand, they will separate by themselves. Drain them and rinse well with cold water in a colander.

  3. Add a little oil to a frying pan or wok and start to cook the vegetables. The secret to a delicious stir-fry is to make sure that all the ingredients have been mixed well for a few minutes.

  4. You can now add the udon first and then the soy sauce, mirin and dashi to your pan. Continue to mix everything together so all the ingredients are well combined. Quicker to make than pasta, and we think much more delicious too! You can also add some bonito flakes, QP mayonnaise and seaweed for even more Japanese authentic flavour.

Tips and Information

- Use a wok if you have one as they are designed to be used for making stir-frys and you don’t need to use as much oil.

- Try replacing the combination of soy sauce, mirin and dashi with one tablespoon of tsuyu and one tablespoon of worcestershire sauce for a change of flavour.

- You can also replace the QP mayonnaise with some delicious yakisoba sauce.