Japanese Yaki Udon Noodles Recipe
I tried to find all the ingredients she used but that was a hard thing to do. I’m using bacon and prawns in my recipe, she used bacon and pork back then. Other traditional Japanese condiments such as bonito flakes or beni shoga (pickled red ginger) were way too hard to find here. Anyway, I did eventually turn this dish into a great meal with what I had because everyone around my dinner table here loved it to bits. Great taste, lovely colors as well!
Do you love Japanese noodles? Then also check out my Japanese miso ramen soup with prawns!
- 10 prawns (fresh of frozen) peeled
- 4 slices unsalted bacon
- 10,5 oz udon noodles (300 g), precooked
- 1 small onion
- 2 handfuls bean sprouts
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 1 handfuls fresh carrot
- 2 handfuls green cabbage sliced finely
- 1 tbsp dashi or fish sauce
- 1 sheet nori seaweed sliced finely
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp soy sauce or worcester sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- sesame seeds
- vegetable oil
- If you are using frozen prawns, let them thaw. Slice the bacon into thin strips and add it to a large wok or pan. Pour in a glass of water.
- Then place the pan or wok over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until most of the water has vaporized. Stir regularly. Slice the yellow onion finely and add it to the pan together with the garlic paste and a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
- Gently fry the onion, garlic and bacon for 3 more minutes until soft. Peel the carrot and slice it finely. Add it to the bacon in the pan.
- Stir well and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the peeled shrimp.
Cook for 2 minutes. Then add the sliced cabbage and the bean sprouts. Season with a little pepper.
- Stir the vegetables well and add a little extra water if necessary. Cook the vegetables for another 3 minutes until a little soft. Then add the precooked noodles.
- Stir all the ingredients in the pan well now and let the noodles warm through for 3 more minutes. Then season with the oyster sauce, mayonnaise, dashi (or fish sauce), half of the sliced nori and the soy sauce (or worcester sauce).
- Stir the noodles well and check the seasoning. Add extra condiments to taste if necessary. Scoop the noodles and prawns into large bowls. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and the rest of the sliced nori. Serve hot.