Recipe: Fried Udon


Chewy noodles encased in thick savoury sauce with plenty of crunch!


  • 250 g Mung Bean Sprouts (Taugeh)
  • ¼ cup chopped Coriander Stalks (Leaves for garnish)
  • Chicken Marinade
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • Noodles Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Dark Cooking Caramel (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Dark/Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • 600 g Fresh Udon
  • 4 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 3 Shallots, peeled & sliced thinly
  • 1 Whole Chicken Breast, cut into strips
  • 1 Carrot, peeled & cut into thin matchsticks
  • 6 Fresh Shitake Mushrooms, cut into strips

Step 1


Set out ingredients. It's important to have everything on hand as this comes together very quickly.

Season chicken

Step 2

Season Chicken

Season chicken strips by mixing with all the chicken marinade ingredients. Leave to marinade while preparing other ingredients.

Prepare Udon

Step 3

Prepare Udon

Prepare fresh udon for stirfry according to package instructions. (I poured hot water over the noodles to make them more pliable and loosened the strands before draining well.) **if you're using the dried variety, cook according to package instructions before use.

Fry Shallots

Step 4

Fry Shallots

In a deep pan or wok, heat oil on MED heat. Toss in sliced shallots. Fry until golden brown. Strain out & set aside.

Cook Chicken

Step 5

Cook Chicken

In the same pan & leftover oil, sear chicken strips on MED HIGH, about 30 secs per side. Strain out & set aside.

Soften Carrots

Step 6

Soften Carrots

Toss in carrot & shitake. Stirfry for about 1 minute or so until slightly wilted.


Step 7


Add udon noodles & noodle seasonings. Stir until noodles are evenly coated with seasoning.

Toss together

Step 8

Toss Together

Add reserved cooked chicken, coriander stalks & bean sprouts. Stirfry for about 1 minute until everything is nicely warmed.


Step 9


Taste to adjust seasoning. Serve & top with fried shallots & coriander, if desired.

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