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Yaki Udon – Spoon Fork Bacon

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A simple and delicious recipe for Yaki Udon, made in under 30 minutes! Our recipe is packed full of flavor, vegetarian friendly and can be easily customized based on personal preference! We promise you will love this easy weeknight dinner!

Yaki udon noodle recipe in a bowl with chopsticks.

Yaki udon is one of my favorite weeknight meals to make. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it’s delicious and can be make a million different ways. We’ve made our version today with lots of vegetables, but it can be made with some diced/ground chicken, beef or shrimp for some added protein.

What is Yaki Udon?

Yaki udon is a Japanese stir-fry dish using udon noodles and a soy sauce based sauce. It can contain a variety of vegetables such as carrots, bok choy, cabbage, onion, mushrooms, etc as well and protein such as chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, pork.

How to Make Yaki Udon

Process

  1. In a small bowl whisk together sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Submerge noodles for 2 to 3 minutes to loosen, gently stirring to help them break apart. Drain into a colander, gently rinse in cool water and set aside.
  1. Place a wok or large pan over medium-high heat and add oil. Add onion and carrot and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, mushroom and bok choy and continue to sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables wilt have started to brown around the edges.
  1. Add sauce and noodles to skillet and toss together until everything is fully and evenly coated in sauce. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, tossing/stirring frequently until noodles have just cooked through.
Yaki udon noodles cooking in a skillet.
  1. Remove yaki udon from heat and top with green onions. Serve.
Udon noodles in a bowl with green onions on top.

What is Dark Soy Sauce?

Dark soy sauce is a more viscous soy sauce with a darker color and sweeter taste. It’s often used as a marinade, sauce or glaze rather than in a dipping sauce. Although dark soy sauce contains more salt than light soy sauce, it has a more distinct soy flavor that makes it taste less salty.

Yaki udon noodles in a bowl.

Tips for Making the Best Yaki Udon

  • Don’t overcook the noodles and make sure to give them a small rinse once boiled, to prevent the noodles from becoming gummy.
  • Although it may not seem like a lot of sauce it’ll be just enough to coat the noodles (you don’t want to overdo it or the dish will become too salty).
  • There’s no need to season with salt or pepper because the sauce itself is very salty and will provide enough for the yaki udon.
  • You can find fresh udon noodles at most grocery stores these days, in the refrigerated section usually by the tofu.

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Yaki Udon

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A simple and delicious recipe for Yaki Udon, made in under 30 minutes! Our recipe is packed full of flavor, vegetarian friendly and can be easily customized based on personal preference! We promise you will love this easy weeknight dinner!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Servings: 4

  INGREDIENTS  

  INSTRUCTIONS  

  • In a small bowl whisk together sauce ingredients. Set aside.

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Submerge noodles for 2 to 3 minutes to loosen, gently stirring to help them break apart. Drain into a colander, gently rinse with cool water and set aside.

  • Place a wok or large pan over medium-high heat and add oil. Add onion and carrot and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add garlic, mushroom and bok choy and continue to sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables wilt have started to brown around the edges.

  • Add sauce and noodles to skillet and toss together until everything is fully and evenly coated in sauce.

  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, tossing/stirring frequently until noodles have just cooked through.

  • Remove from heat and top with green onions. Serve.

  NOTES  

**If using light soy sauce increase amount to 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons.** Tips for Making the Best Yaki Udon
  • Don’t overcook the noodles and make sure to give them a small rinse once boiled, to prevent the noodles from becoming gummy.
  • Although it may not seem like a lot of sauce it’ll be just enough to coat the noodles (you don’t want to overdo it or the dish will become too salty).
  • There’s no need to season with salt or pepper because the sauce itself is very salty and will provide enough for the yaki udon.
  • You can find fresh udon noodles at most grocery stores these days, in the refrigerated section usually by the tofu.

Calories: 279kcal Carbohydrates: 44g Protein: 9g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0.03g Sodium: 1156mg Potassium: 178mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 11g Vitamin A: 5131IU Vitamin C: 29mg Calcium: 84mg Iron: 1mg

CUISINE: Japanese

KEYWORD: stir-fry noodles, vegetarian noodles

COURSE: dinner, Main Course, Side Dish

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