Yaki Udon is an easy & delicious one-pan meal loaded with vegetables, mushrooms, and your choice of protein, all coated in an incredibly flavorful sauce that will have you craving for more. This recipe calls for a handful of ingredients to make the best stir-fried udon noodles in just 15 minutes!
- 2 servings (17-oz./500g) udon noodles preferably frozen (see notes below)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil divided, add more if needed
- 1/2 lb shrimp or your choice of meat, seafood, tofu, or extra vegetables
- 1/2 yellow onion sliced
- 1 cup cabbage shredded
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup carrot cut in matchsticks
- 3-4 mushrooms sliced, I used shiitake for this recipe
- 2 green onions chopped, some reserved for garnish
- toasted sesame seeds, green onions, and/or bonito flakes for garnish, optional
- 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp mirin
- 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp Gochugaru or red pepper flakes, optional
Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
To prepare your noodles from frozen, soak them in hot water for about a minute, and use a pair of chopsticks to carefully loosen the noodles. Rinse with cold water, drain, and set aside.
Heat a wok or a large pan over medium heat and add vegetable oil and shrimp. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until pink. Remove and set aside.
In the same wok, add vegetable oil, onion, and cabbage, and sauté for a few minutes until the edges are golden brown, for about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, carrot, and mushrooms, and continue to cook for about 1 minute.
Add the cooked shrimp, udon noodles, and sauce, and toss them together until the noodles are evenly coated and caramelized. Add green onions and mix to combine. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and enjoy!
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