Deliciously chewy, satisfying, and bursting with sesame flavor-a super quick and incredibly easy udon noodle dish with pork, mushrooms and amazingly delicious sauce. Dinner is on the table in 20 minutes with this quick and easy stir-fry noodle dish- Pork and Sesame Udon Noodles.
I like simple, yet delicious dishes like this! These Asian style udon noodles take absolutely no time to prepare – with pork and mushrooms added to the mix, the flavor profile is out of this world. This is a bowl of noodle heaven! This Pork and Sesame Udon noodle dish is full of savory goodness thanks to the epic sauce and juicy pork!
Takeout is a thing of the past because now, you can make this popular dish at home.
What are Udon noodles?
Udon noodles are thick, white, slightly chewy, wheat-based noodles originated in Japan. There are 3 different forms of Udon noodles: dried, fresh, and made from scratch. I used freshly cooked udon noodles that I always find in my local grocery store! I love these because I don’t have to wait for my noodles to cook, just put it in a hot water to remove the oily coating and then hop it in the wok.
Not only is Udon noodles easy to make, but it’s quite a versatile dish because you can add pretty much any ingredients you like to make it your own.
This is another dish that you can basically add everything to it. If you don’t like pork you can switch it out for any other protein like chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu – the noodles and sauce will still taste just as good with whatever you pair them with! In case you are feeling uninspired, I have come up with some ideas to spice up your noodles.
- Bok Choy
- Snow Peas
- Chinese Broccoli
- Bean Sprouts
- Water Chestnuts
- Bell Peppers
- It’s done in 20 minutes
- Easy weeknight dinner
- Have amazing flavor
- It is low budget and an amazing flavorful dinner/lunch
Fire up your wok and get Udon and Sesame Pork dish in no time on your table. This classic Chinese restaurant style stir fry is one of the most-requested recipes – make it to find out why! This Udon Noodles with Pork is kid-friendly and is a big hit in my household.
- Marinating your meat is very important. You can marinate it from 15 minutes up to 24 hours. The longer you marinate, the more flavor your meat will have.
- Fry ingredients separately. You want all veggies or proteins to have their own taste, if you throw in everything together, they will all taste the same.
- Use high heat! This way everything fries up quickly.
- If you can, use fresh Udon, if not make sure to soak for few minutes the one that are in package. Gently with a thong swish the noodles around so they can separate in the hot water. Make sure you do that no longer than a minute, other wise you will overcook it later in the wok.
Can I freeze the Pork and Sesame Udon Noodles?
If you’d like to freeze this dish, you absolutely can. Just keep in mind, your noodles may not come out as they did when fresh. You can store in an airtight container or freezer bag for 3-4 months.
More incredible Asian recipes to try:
- Vietnamese Pork Loin with Spicy Crunchy Slaw
- Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Better than P.F. Chang’s)
- Spicy Korean Pork Bulgogi
- Yakisoba Noodles with Pork(Japanese Stir Fried Noodles)
- Asian Slaw Salad
- Chicken Fried Rice
- Seared Ahi Tuna With Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds
- Crispy Potstickers- crazy delicious Asian dumplings
Pork and Sesame Udon Noodles
- 2 packs Udon Noodles - pre-cooked
- 3 cloves Garlic - roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 pound pork chops - cut to small pieces
- 1 small onion - sliced
- 1-1/2 cup mushrooms
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
- 2 spring onion(green onion) - sliced
- 1 small carrot - julienned
To Marinate the Pork:
Marinate the pork:
- Cut the pork to small strips or cubes. Put it in a medium size bowl and add all ingredients for marinating the pork. Set it as ide until ready to cook.
- Heat a pot of water over high heat until boiling. Add the noodles and allow to rest for a few seconds. Then use your tongs to gently shake the noodles apart. Once the noodles are separated, drain and transfer to a bowl. Toss with the sesame oil.
Get the Sauce ready:
- In a small bowl whisk all the sauce ingredients together.
Get the Stir Fry ready:
- Heat the vegetable oil in wok or frying pan over high heat. Add the pork and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until its golden crispy. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.
- Add the onion, carrots, mushroom and garlic and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for a 1-2 minutes. Then add the sesame seeds and stir-fry for another 30 seconds. Spread the mixture out to make room in the center of the wok or pan.
- Add the noodles, soy sauce and chili powder. Stir-fry until well combined and the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and serve topped with the green part of the spring onion and extra sesame seeds.
- You can find pre-cooked vacuum-sealed packages of udon noodles in the Asian aisle or fridge section of major supermarkets or from your Asian grocer.
- You can also find frozen udon noodles at your Asian grocer.
- You can properly store the dish in fridge up to 3-4 days.