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A bowl of stir fried udon noodles with chopsticks.

Udon Stir Fry

Chewy udon noodles, loads of crisp tender vegetables, and a perfectly balanced stir fry sauce make this udon stir fry (yaki udon) a weeknight favorite.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 527kcal
Author Ann Otis


  • 14 oz udon noodles* shelf-stable, vacuum-packed
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated or minced
  • 2 carrots thinly sliced on the bias
  • 4 oz mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8 oz toy choy or baby bok choy* quartered
  • chopped green onion and sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili oil


  • Soak udon noodles in hot water to loosen them while you proceed with the remaining steps.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine, the soy sauce, vegetable broth, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and chili oil.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly for 30 seconds.
  • Add the carrots, and cook stirring constantly about 1 minute.
  • Add the mushrooms and green onions and cook 1 minute.
  • Add the toy choy and stir fry about 2 minutes longer until crisp tender.
  • Add the udon noodles and cook, stirring to combine with the vegetables, about 2 minutes longer.
  • Add the soy sauce mixture and toss to combine until the sauce thickens and coats the noodles. Stir fry another minute or two to heat.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds and serve.



*Udon noodles are also available dried or frozen. Follow the package instructions for preparation for a stir fry.
*Pak Choy, bok choy, baby bok choy, or broccoli may be used instead. See the post for more suggestions.
*This makes 2 large portions or 4 side portions.


Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2418mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 15479IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg