Vegetarian Stir-Fried Udon Noodles (Japanese Style)


Udon is a type of thick wheat flour noodle of Japanese cuisine, it is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form. Here, I stir fried it with vegetables and all the basic Japanese ingredients I have in my pantry. One main course whipped up within 10 minutes, perfect for weekday dinner! 

Dietary: Vegetarian, Vegan.
Serve 2

Ingredients
 400g fresh udon noodles
 1 small onion, sliced
 Thumb size ginger, grated
 1/2 carrot, sliced
 1/4 cup fresh wood ear mushrooms, sliced
 1 mini sweet corn (optional)
 5 stalks shitake, sliced
 1/2 cup enoki mushrooms, lightly packed
 1/2 cup oyster mushrooms, lightly packed 
 1 tbsp canola oil 

Seasoning
 1 Tbsp Tonkastu sauce
 1 tsp Mirin sake
 1 Tbsp Japanese light soy sauce
 1 tsp dark soy sauce
 1 tsp sesame oil
 Salt, to taste
 White pepper, to taste

Garnish
 Spring onions
 Fried shallots
 
Method
1. Bring a pot of water with sea salt to a boil. Cook udon until al dente. Drain and rinse well with cold water (optional) in a colander, set aside.
 
2. Heat up oil in a large skillet or wok. Stir-fry the onion and ginger until aromatic.

3. Add carrot, wood ear mushrooms, sweet corn (if using) for one minute. Then add the other mushrooms, sauté until brown and cooked.

4. Pour in noodles, then add all seasonings. Stir fry for 2-3 minute until all ingredients are coated evenly. Add water if the mixture is too dry.

5. Transfer to a plate, and top with garnishes. Serve!
 
Where to buy?

Mirin Sake
 
SGD2.00 at 300ml
Available at Daiso
Location: Various, Singapore.



 
SGD7.15 at 500ml
Available at Giant & NTUC and other major supermarkets
Location: Various, Singapore.
 

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