Japanese Pan Noodles Recipe – Japanese Special

This is a great recipe to make any time. Lots of flavor. Top with cilantro and bean sprouts.

  • Prep Time25 min
  • Cook Time25 min
  • Total Time50 min

Japanese Pan Noodles Ingredients :

  • 1 (10 ounce) package fresh udon noodles
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil, divided, or to taste
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • ½ green bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 small carrots, cut into matchsticks, or to taste
  • ½ zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
  • 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon minced ginger

How To Make Japanese Pan Noodles :


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook udon in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Stir in a few drops of sesame oil.


Heat the remaining sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook broccoli until bright green and still crunchy, about 5 minutes. Add green bell pepper and carrots; cook and stir until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add zucchini; cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes more. Add soy sauce, mirin, chili-garlic sauce, and ginger; stir to combine. Mix in the noodles; cook and stir until noodles absorb some of the sauce, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Recipe Note:

You can use any vegetables; I like adding bamboo shoots, bok choy, and onion. You can also add any protein.