Often overlooked, but the simplest things are best. Take this yaki udon as an example. Not exotic or overly sophisticated, but it’s still a bowl of flavor bomb! So tasty and it comes together quickly that you’ll want to eat it straight out of the pan.
What is yaki udon? Yaki udon is Japanese style noodles, made of wheat flour, and has a thick texture. It is a popular fast food dish in Japan. Yaki udon noodles usually stir fry with a soy sauce base, and added with meat and vegetables.
Noodles are always my go-to when I want some quick, simple, and satisfying. Yaki udon (or stir-fried udon) is flavorful and so easy to make, no wonder it’s one of my favorite dishes to make.
This recipe is simple, requiring no toppings at all. Feel free to add eggs, other left over veggies you have in hand. But I think it tastes absolutely darn tasty by itself. You will love it!
- 1 package of fresh udon noodles (about 22oz)
- 1 medium carrot (shredded)
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon minced shallot
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (more to taste)
- 1 tablespoon dashi powder 1
- 2 tablespoon chopped green onion
- 1 tablespoon rice seasoning (optional) 2
Prepare the udon: Boil the udon noodles according to package instruction. Rememer not to overcook the udon. Drain and rinse well under cold water.
Heat up butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add in garlic and shallot until fragrant.
Toss in carrots and cook for a minute until soften. Add in udon noodles, dashi stock, soy sauce. Coat well and adjust according to taste.
Remove from heat and transfer to serving plate. Top off with scallions and rice seasoning.
1 & 2: Dashi stock and rice seasoning can be found at Asian grocery stores or Amazon.