Have you ever heard about Yaki Udon, sometimes also known as yakiudon or yaki udon noodles? If you didn’t, do not worry you are at the right place. We are going to explore what is the yaki udon and how you should be making udon noodles like this.

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Do not worry because the recipe is simple and it will only take you about 15-20 minutes in total to create the dish and start enjoying its excellent taste. This steer fried udon noodles combine meats and vegetables to create a light meal fit for any occasion. This is also a great way to utilize the leftovers of your food and create something tasty instead of throwing it away.

If you’re already a bit of a connoisseur in this field, you might feel that yaki udon noodles use a similar approach as yakisoba, another tasty meal. To read more about the differences between these two excellent dishes you can check out this article later. Now it is time to see what ingredients can be used and how to prepare this delicious meal.

As we already mentioned creating yaki udon can be a fun process that involves cleaning up your leftovers, it is a very versatile meal. You can make it in vegetarian style or you can combine various different meats and vegetables to make this dish. Usually the meeting question is pork, and this is sliced into thin layers so that it can get that a bit darkish brown color when cooking. But do not limit your imagination there because anything from the meat section will fit this meal, so if your beef lover. And if you prefer your dose of seafoods, do not hesitate to include small chops of various seafood ingredients to spice up meal.

If you’re a veteran in making udon noodles, you can use your own style or you can buy our recommended pack here. Good udon noodles are essential for this recipe. Below you will find the overview of ingredients and the order in which you should prepare them:


1)    1-2 Yaki Udon Noodles (Link to our recommendation)

2)    ¼ – ½ finely chopped Onion

3)    A Mixture of Vegetables (you can’t go wrong with carrots)

4)    1-2 larger Mushrooms (We recommend shiitake mushrooms for excellent taste)

5)    200g – 400g of your choice of Meat

Preparation and cooking:

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Now that you have your ingredients ready it is time to make the perfect yaki udon noodles. Follow these simple five steps and in no time you will be enjoying this delicious meal. If you picked different ingredients for example if you do not want to include meet and substituted with something else just go with the flow and prepare those ingredients let you usually do. While it is important to follow the recipes, they are not set in stone and we encourage you to experiment and like a true Explorer find your own perfect recipe.

Step 1) Boil the noodles until they become loose. Then drain the water and rinse them for 10-15s in cold water.

Step 2) Chop down the vegetables and onion into small pieces and set them aside.

Step 3) Prepare your meat/seafood/mushrooms by slicing them into thin paper-like layers. Once done, set them aside.

Step 4) Put the frying pan on medium heat and fill it with just a little bit of oil. Once it is warm, start adding the meats from Step 3 and cook it for a couple of minutes. After that add the vegetables from Step 2 followed up by yaki udon that you prepared in Step 1.

Step 5) Finally for the last step, once the food starts to look colorful, add the seasonings like black pepper or soy sauce, mix it and it is ready for tasting!

Before you leave, let us share our tips which you. Firstly, if you know making udon noodles by yourself, we can guarantee that your dish taste amazing. That doesn’t mean that our removals are that, but the effort you put in making this dish will make it much more enjoyable later. Secondly, if you could use the wok instead of the frying pan, you will make this dish even faster and tastier. In short, wok offers you to use a lot of different techniques when preparing the dish that will bring it up a level. However if you do not want to complicate things and to go to advanced level, you can just stick with the basics, they are tasty as well.

Thank you for taking the time to check this recipe, we are sure you will enjoy this food and whenever you think of ordering a take away check your fridge for leftovers, it could be that you have a perfect mix to make Yaki noodles.

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John Hashimoto
Born in Chiba, Japan, but raised in Austin, Texas, John is a very active promoter of Asian culture in the United States, particularly the rich Japanese culture, which he is very passionate about. He is here to guide you about the best products in the market and provide honest-to-goodness reviews and information about commercially available products in the market today. John is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Texas in Austin, but his passion for Japanese culture, particularly its food and unique culture that has taken over the international scene, is one of the things that excites him the most.

John will help you to assess Japanese products, especially when it comes to commercial Japanese food and how to find the authentic ones. His father once told him that he seems to have been born out of ramen, and as an adult, it really shows because John knows this dish like the back of his hand.