Stir-Fried Udon Noodles - Easy Weekday Dinner
Udon noodles work well in stir-fries. Throw in a few vegetables, a meat of your choice... and wok-it-out!
Servings: 2 people
- Udon noodles - 1 package 200 grams
- Thinly sliced beef - 100-150 grams
- Fried egg - 1 optional
- Onion - 1/4 a whole
- Carrot - 30 grams measure up to 2nd crease in your pointer finger
- Bell pepper - 1/5 a whole
- Purple cabbage - 1 leaf roughly size of your hand
- Mungbean sprouts - 1 handful
- Spring onion - 1 stalk arms length
- Garlic cloves - 3
- Soy sauce - 1 Tablespoon
- Oyster sauce - 2 teaspoons
- Sugar - 2 teaspoons
- Water - 1 Tablespoon
- Black pepper - few shakes
Prep veggies and meat
Cut onion, carrot, bell pepper and cabbage into thin slices.
Grab a handful of mungbean sprouts and set aside.
Cut the white-portion of your spring onions into thin slices - at a slight angle. Then roll-up the green portion of the stalk and cut that into thin slices (reference video). Divide the thin slices into thirds.
Cut each garlic cloves into thin slices.
Detangle your beef slices and set aside in a bowl.
Blanche Udon noodles
Bring a pot of water up to boil. Then put your udon noodles in. Let it cook for 1 minute. (Note: Let the water loosen-up the noodles - don't try to forcibly de-tangle them with your chopsticks. They will break)
Drain noodles and set aside.
Cook meat and stir-fry noodles
Put frying pan on a medium-high heat. Put some oil in. Once oil is hot, place the meat pieces in. Season with salt and pepper. Once they are fully cooked, set aside on a bowl.
Clean out your frying pan. Then add some more oil. Once oil is hot, place garlic slices in. Then put in carrots and onions slices. Stir them around.
Once garlic slices get a slight browning to them, place in the cabbage and bell pepper slices. Stir it around for another 30 seconds.
Add the udon noodles in. Then put in soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and water. Give it all a nice stir.
Add in the cooked beef slices. Then add in the mungbean sprouts and spring onion slices. Turn off the heat. (The mungbean sprouts will continue to cook from the residual heat).
Put a few shakes of black pepper in. Then plate-it-up. Garnish with spring onion slices. Place a fried egg over the top (optional). Enjoy!
- When boiling the udon noodles - do not try to forcibly untangle the noodles. You will break them. Rather, give a few nudges back-and-forth with your chopstick.
- See video below for more details