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If you like slippery noodles, I bet you would like this easy one-pan udon noodles recipe. This Vegan Yaki Udon recipe is not only super easy to make but also very yummy. Loaded with mushrooms and vegetables, and coated in a flavorful sauce that will get you deeply hooked, and asking for more.

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Yaki Udon Stir-Fried Udon Noodles With Vegetables

This Vegan Yaki Udon( Stir Fry Udon Noodles With Vegetables) recipe only requires a handful of simple ingredients, and the best thing is, it will be ready to serve in under 20 minutes! 

If you like Japanese noodles, you got to try this one too! Vegan Yakisoba( Japanese Stir-fried Noodles)

Yaki Udon recipe

Yaki Udon (焼きうどん, “fried udon”) is a Japanese Udon noodle stir-fried with your choice of protein, vegetables, and a soy-based sauce. It is similar to Yakisoba, which involves a similar stir fry technique using ramen-style wheat noodles. Yaki udon is relatively simple to make, you can easily pick out udon noodles from other varieties, because of their unique bouncy texture! While udon noodles are often served in noodle soup, the thick and smooth texture makes them great for stir-fries too. 

Yaki Udon Stir-Fried Udon Noodles With Vegetables
If you like slippery, a bit chewy and bouncy noodles, this is for you!

Ingredients for Vegan Yaki Udon?

ingredients for Yaki Udon Stir-Fried Udon Noodles With Vegetables
ingredients for Yaki Udon Stir-Fried Udon Noodles With Vegetables
  • Udon Noodles: I always prefer pre-cooked vacuum packed udon noodles because it’s more elastic. Dried udon noodles are usually harder and thinner. I only use them when pre-cooked ones are unavailable.
  • Shiitake Mushroom: I use dried Shiitake mushroom, so I can use the mushroom soaking liquid as a quick stock.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic is preferred.
  • Cabbage, Brown Onion and Carrot: These are commonly used in yaki udon, of course you can add other vegetables if you like.

The ingredients for Yaki Udon Sauce:

  • Vegan Oyster Sauce: it gives this dish sweetness and extra flavor.( L.K.K. brand recommended)
  • Black Vinegar: If you can’t find black vinegar, you can use Balsamic vinegar or Vegan Worcestershire saucer a substitute.
  • Salt and White pepper

For Garnish:(highly recommended as they give this dish much more flavor)

  • Black and White sesames– lightly toasted in the pan or in the oven
  • Shredded Nori: I simply cut up Sushi Nori by using a pair of scissors, it’s much cheaper.
  • Scallion(Spring Onion)- thinly sliced

How to make Vegan Udon Stir Fry

ingredients for Yaki Udon Stir-Fried Udon Noodles With Vegetables

First, we gonna soak Shiitake mushrooms in hot boiling water for 10 minutes, then slice them. Meanwhile, we slice the cabbage, carrot, and brown onion, also finely chop the garlic.

How to make Yaki Udon Stir-Fried Udon Noodles With Vegetables
How to make Yaki Udon Stir-Fried Udon Noodles With Vegetables
  1. Cook packed udon noodles in the pot with boiling water for 1-2 minutes until the noodles are loose. Drain them then set them aside.
  2. Heat up the frying pan with oil on a medium-high heat, saute brown onion, Shiitake mushroom, carrot ,and garlic until they are softened.
  3. Add cabbage to the pan and mushroom soaking liquid. Cook until cabbage is softened. Then add light and dark soy sauce, vegan oyster sauce, mirin, and ground white pepper in, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Return udon noodles back to the pan, stir and mix with the sauces until noodles are well coated.
  5. Add black vinegar in, stir and cook for further minutes. Taste to see if more salt is needed.
  6. Finish with sesame oil, then garnish with black and white sesame seeds, shredded Nori and spring onion.
How to make Yaki Udon Stir-Fried Udon Noodles With Vegetables
A delicious noodle dish on the table in under 20 minute!

Hope you enjoy this recipe!! 

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Vegan Yaki Udon

Vegan Yaki Udon (焼きうどん) is a Japanese Stir-fried Udon Noodles with your choice of protein and vegetables, and a soy-based sauce.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 684kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

  • Cooking Oil 2 Tbsp 30ml
  • Udon Noodles Pre-cooked 600g ( Note 1)
  • Cabbage 320g
  • Carrot 110g
  • Shiitake Mushroom dried 10 ea
  • Brown Onion 60 g
  • 2 large clove Garlic

Stir Fry Sauce

Garnishes

  • ¼ Tbsp Black Sesame seeds (Toasted)
  • ¼ Tbsp White Sesame seeds (Toasted)
  • Shredded Nori ( Note4)
  • Sliced Scallion( Spring Onion)

Instructions

  • Firstly, we gonna soak Shiitake mushrooms in hot boiling water for 15 minutes, then slice them. Meanwhile, we slice the cabbage, carrot, and brown onion, also finely chop the garlic.
  • Cook packed udon noodles in the pot with boiling water for 1-2 minutes until the noodles are loose. Drain them then set them aside.
  • Heat up the frying pan with oil on medium-high heat, saute brown onion, Shiitake mushroom, carrot, and garlic until they are softened.
  • Add cabbage to the pan and mushroom soaking liquid. Cook until cabbage is softened. Then add light and dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, mirin, and ground white pepper in, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Return udon noodles back to the pan, stir and mix with the sauces until noodles are well coated.
  • Add black vinegar in, stir and cook for further minutes. Taste to see if more salt is needed.
  • Finish with sesame oil, then garnish with black and white sesame seeds, shredded Nori, and spring onion.

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Notes

Note 1: I always prefer pre-cooked vacuum packed udon noodles because it’s more elastic. The weight here is referred to pre-cooked packed udon noodles.
Note 2: If you can’t find black vinegar, you can use Balsamic vinegar or Vegan Worcestershire sauce as substitutes.
Note 3: You can use Sake cooking wine too.
Note4: I simply cut up Sushi Nori by using a pair of scissors, it’s much cheaper.

Nutrition

Serving: 4serving | Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3404mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 4673IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 thoughts on “Vegan Yaki Udon”

  1. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe last night. It was super good. I add some tofu with more veggies and some chili sauce at the end. My partner loves it too. Thanks for the recipe!

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