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Yaki Udon (Stir Fry Udon Noodles)

Thick delicious sauce coated noodles that burst with smooth natural flavors and are as versatile as your preferences on any given day. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Keyword: best yaki udon recipe, easy yaki udon recipe, japanese noodles, japanese stir fry udon noodles, stir fry udon recipe, stir fry yaki udon recipe, yaki udon
Servings: 4


  • 2 packs pre-cooked udon noodles vacuum-packed
  • ½ lb ground meat pork, beef, chicken, shrimp or vegan
  • 2 cups sliced napa cabbage substitute with green cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms white, cremini, shiitake or oyster
  • 2 tbsp canola, vegetable or peanut oil
  • 3 scallions cut into 2" long
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1-3 tbsp chili oil (to taste) optional


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce substitute with vegan oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mirin substitute with dry sherry or sweet marsala wine
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar substitute with white vinegar


  • Cook/boil the noodles by following the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.
  • In a small bowl: combine all the sauce ingredients and mix. Set aside.

Stir Fry

  • Heat the wok/pan to medium-high, add 2 tbsp oil then wait for ~30 seconds. Place the meat in and cook for 2 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Add mushrooms and onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onions becomes translucent. Add cabbage and cook for 1 minute.
  • Place the cooked noodles in the wok/skillet. Pour sauce on top of the noodles and mix until well coated. Add green onions and mix. [Optional: add chili oil and mix]

Serve immediately and enjoy!