Yaki Udon with Gochujang

Udon is one of my favorite Japanese noodles. I am especially fond of the thick noodles or pasta for some reason. There are all sorts of dishes made with udon so it’s pretty versatile. Another great reason to enjoy udon is that most dishes are very simple and easy to prepare! This dish only took about 10 minutes to cook and yet it’s a delicious comfort food. It also has a spicy kick to it due to the gochujang. The level of spiciness can be adjusted depending on how spicy your gochujang is. The gochujang I used in this recipe happened to be homemade so it was extra delicious!

My family really enjoys this dish whether it’s for lunch or dinner and I hope you enjoy it too!

 

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Yield: 1 serving
Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 serving of Udon noodles, cooked according to package instructions, drained, & rinsed with cold water
  • 1 Egg, fried
  • 1 TBSP Olive oil
  • ¼ large Bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ medium Onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup of sliced Carrots
  • 1 TBSP Gochujang
  • 3 TBSP Okonomiyaki sauce by Otafuku
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • Japanese mayonnaise (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Mix the Gochujang, Okonomiyaki sauce, and sesame oil together in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Add olive oil to a medium frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add bell pepper, onion, and carrots to the frying pan and stir fry for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Lower the heat to medium.
  4. Add udon noodles and sauce and mix well until the sauce is well incorporated for about 2 minutes.
  5. Put everything on a plate and top with fried egg. Serve with Japanese mayonnaise on top if desired.

 

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