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Japanese Yaki Udon Recipe For Beginners

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  • 2 udon noodles (bundles of, run water through them to separate them)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • garlic (a couple of fingers of, peeled and grated)
  • 1 pepper (deseeded and sliced into bite size chunks)
  • 250 grams chicken (or other meat or seafood, or without if you want vegetarian, chop into bite sized chunks)
  • 1 onion (peeled and chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and sliced)
  • 3 cabbage leaves (washed and chopped)
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 spring onion (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons sauce (Mentsuyu, for seasoning, Mentsuyu is a sauce made from soy sauce, sugar, dashi, which is a cooking broth, and mirin, which is a rice wine with a lower alcohol and sugar content)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (for seasoning)
  • 1 packet katsuobushi (”, dried bonito flakes, which is tuna which has been dried, fermented and smoked)
  • 1 tablespoon kizami shoga (”, pickled pink looking ginger strips)
  • salt
  • pepper
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    Foodie Katty 5 months ago
    It was amazing! Came out very similar if not the same, to what I’ve bought at Korean restaurants. I used steak instead and cut them in thin slices. I didn’t use the bonito flakes or the pickled ginger. I didn’t have cabbage, so I added other veggies instead. This dish is easily versatile. You could use any protein you’d like or keep it vegetarian/vegan with your choice of veggies. I like my udon noodles a little sweet so I added some sugar to the soy sauce and rice vinegar mix then poured it in. And you can make it to your liking. Definitely would recommend this recipe.