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Garlic Udon Noodles

by Yejiskitchenstories
garlic udon noodles

These garlic udon noodles are savory and creamy but most importantly, they can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes! This 6-ingredient recipe can be used as a base sauce for udon noodles, rice noodles, and egg noodles, making this the perfect recipe for WFH lunches!

garlic udon noodles

I came up with this recipe because I was craving udon noodles packed with umami flavor but quick and easy to make. For this recipe, I used Sanuki frozen udon noodles blocks, which can be found in the frozen section of most Asian grocery stores. These kinds of udon noodles are my favorite, we always have a stash of these in my freezer for quick noodle cravings. These noodle blocks are already pre-cooked, so they only need a quick dip in hot water for them to unwind from their block form. Be sure to keep an eye on them, it only takes about a minute for them to “cook”.

What you’ll need:

  • garlic
  • onion
  • dark soy sauce
  • oyster sauce
  • sesame oil
  • Sanuki udon
  • optional garnish: green onions, sesame seeds, and an egg yolk
  • optional proteins: feel free to add any protein to this dish such as pork, beef, shrimp, etc!

How to make garlic udon noodles:

  1. To a heated pan with cooking oil, add the minced garlic and sliced onions. Sautè the garlic and onions for a few minutes until the onions are slightly translucent on medium heat.
  2. In the meantime, bring a pot of water to a boil. Once the water is at a boil, add the frozen Sanuki udon and let it thaw for 1 minute. Drain the noodles and set them aside.
  3. To the pan with sautèed garlic and onions, add 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, and 1 tbsp sesame oil. Stir the sauce using a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the drained udon noodles and stir to coat the noodles in the sauce.
    • This is a dry noodle dish, so don’t worry if it doesn’t look like much sauce
  5. Transfer the noodles to a plate and enjoy!
  6. optional: Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
    • I even topped mine with egg yolk, totally optional depending on your comfort level. Although, adding an egg yolk adds extra creaminess and umami to the noodles.
    • The noodles are still hot, so the egg yolk cooks as you stir it into the noodles. Just be sure you are using fresh eggs!
garlic udon noodles
garlic udon noodles

Garlic Udon Noodles

These garlic udon noodles are savory, creamy, and can be made in less than 15 minutes! This is a perfect recipe for a quick lunch or dinner! Definitely one of my FAVORITE quick noodle dishes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Korean
Keyword: Garlic, Noodles, Udon
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 blocks Sanuki udon noodles frozen
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

optional toppings

  • 2 tbsp green onions chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 egg yolks fresh

Instructions

  • Heat cooking oil on a pan at medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sliced onions. Sautè the garlic and onions for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until the onions turn slightly translucent.
  • In the meantime, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the frozen udon blocks and let them thaw for about 1 minute. The noodles are ready when they start to unwind from the block form. Watch the noodles carefully, as it "cooks" pretty quickly. Drain the noodles and set them aside.
  • To the pan, add 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, and mix to combine. Add the drained noodles to the pan, stir to coat the noodles well with the sauce. Transfer the noodles to a plate and enjoy!
  • optional: garnish with chopped green onions, sprinkle of sesame seeds and fresh egg yolk (only the freshest!)

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