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Yaki Udon


This popular Japanese stir-fried udon noodle dish is served with a sweet soy sauce, along with shredded and julienned vegetables.
  • Serves: 4
  • Active Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
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  • Success Rating: 100% (?)
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Step 1: Preparing the Sauce

Preparing the Sauce
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tbsp sweetener


To prepare the sauce, in a bowl, whisk together the tamari, worcestershire, sesame oil, mirin, sambal and sweetener and set aside.

Step 2: Gathering and Preparing Your Mise en Place

Gathering and Preparing Your Mise en Place
  • 1/3 cup onions, julienne
  • 1/2 cup wild mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper, julienne
  • 1/3 cup carrot, julienne
  • 1/4 cup green onion, julienne
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, fine julienne
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups Fresh Udon Noodles, cooked


To prepare your mise en place, cut all the vegetables.

Drop the Fresh Udon Noodles in boiling water, and cook until they float to the top, about 3 minutes. Strain and set aside.

Step 3: Cooking the Dish

Cooking the Dish
  • 2 1/2 tbsp canola or peanut oil


In a hot wok, add the oil and onions and stir–fry until golden. Add the rest of the vegetables, ginger and the cooked noodles and stir–fry for 1 minute. Add sauce around the edge of the wok and stir–fry for 3 more minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Chef's Notes

*Be sure to read the label before purchasing the worcestershire, to ensure it is vegan.

**Sambal Oelek is a prepared sauce made predominately from chile peppers but often includes other spices and ingredients such as fish or shrimp paste, so be sure to check the label.


  • Jazzy Z
    Jazzy Z
    Couldn't find vegan Worcestershire sauce, just used one more tbsp tamari. It turns out very tasty. Definitely a keeper!
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Awesome - glad you liked it. ~Ken
  • Angela M
    Angela M
    Sounds awesome making this for Tuesday. How many serves does this make
  • Angela M
    Angela M
    What sweetener could I use
  • Chad S
    Chad S
    Hi there Angela - As mentioned in the recipe, this will yield enough for 4 servings. As for sweetener choice, a liquid sweetener is a good choice of agave, maple or yukon syrup would be a good fit for that tablespoon in the recipe. Hope thats helpful. Chad
  • Dave M
    Dave M
    I really enjoyed this recipe. It didn't get too salty which happens in restaurants a lot. I increased the vegetables to make it a little more healthy. Thank you for sharing it.
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Dave- Really glad you enjoyed it! So many foods are loaded withs salt - so if you cook your own, you can really control that. ~Ken
  • Rhonda B
    Rhonda B
    Delicious flavors. Loved it and loved it again the next day! Next time I will double (at least) the amount of veggies. The sauce is great and I've used it in other dishes. Thanks for the recipe!
  • Nohad M
    Nohad M
    This recipe is a keeper for me. So yummy.

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