Weeknight dinners just got incredibly better with this better-than-takeout pork udon stir fry! Quick, easy, and super yummy!Jump to Recipe
Quick and simple recipes are always a good idea on busy weeknights, but only if they're delicious! Stir fried pork udon noddles are a classic around the house, especially when you're not in the mood to spend 2 hours in the kitchen! This dish made with thick slurpy [udon] noodles is the perfect answer! It's such a versatile dish that can be easily made into a vegan meal with some ingredient swapping. If you're a meat lover or like to eat meat in moderation, then this recipe is just right for you!
What is Udon?
Udon is a thick type of noodle made from wheat-flour which is popular in Japanese cuisine. These noodles are chewy and have a mild flavor. Udon is usually served with soup, or topped with vegetables, fish, tofu, tempura, or meat. Udon is usually sold fresh, frozen, dried, or chilled. For this recipe, I will be using fresh udon. Please follow package instructions carefully, especially if using any other type of udon. Dried udon will require longer cooking time.
How to Make Pork Udon Stir Fry (Step by Step)
In less than 30 minutes and a few ingredients, this colorful and delicious Better Than Takeout Pork Udon Stir Fry can make the perfect dinner for busy weeknights!
Ingredients for Pork Udon Stir Fry
For this recipe, you will need:
- Udon noodles: I use fresh udon, but any type of udon is fine. Dried udon will need longer cooking time, so be sure to follow package instructions carefully.
- Pork: I use thinly sliced pork loin. One small serving (around 50g) will be enough. You can choose any cut of your choice, but cooking time will depend on its thickness.
- Red Bell Pepper: Any color bell pepper is fine, I just prefer the sweeter flavor of red pepper.
- Sesame oil: for stir frying your vegetables
- Brown sugar: this will be used for the udon noodle sauce
- Soy sauce: also needed for the udon sauce
- Scallion: [green onion] used for the stir fry and for topping
- Fresh ginger
- Chilli pepper: this is completely optional and provides a spicy kick!
- Sesame seeds: also optional, great for topping your noodles 🙂
Making Pork Udon Stir Fry
To make this Better Than Takeout Pork Udon Stir Fry, start by cooking your udon noodles according to package instructions. If using fresh udon, this will usually require around 2 minutes of boiling. Once cooked, drain the noodles.
Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet and add the scallion, red bell pepper, chilli, carrot, ginger, and garlic, and sauté on medium-high heat, stirring constantly (be careful not to burn the garlic!). Then, add the soy sauce and brown sugar and stir to combine.
Once your vegetables have sautéed and mixed with the sauce, add the cooked udon noodles, increase the heat to high, stir fry for 1-2 minutes, and combine with vegetables.
In the meantime, fry the eggs in a small non-stick pan. I cook the eggs in a bit of oil, sunny side up, for about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds while cooking (optional). Cook the pork slices in a non-stick pan on medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side until cooked through and slightly browned. Timing will highly depend on thickness.
Serve sliced pork and fried egg over stir fried udon and vegetables. Top with chopped scallions and sesame seeds as desired!
Storing Pork Udon Stir Fry
You can make this meal ahead and store in the fridge, covered, overnight. Warm in a microwave before serving. Alternatively, prepare the noodles and vegetable stir fry, and cook the pork and egg right before serving :).
How can I make this vegan?
One of the things I love about udon noodles is how versatile this dish is. If you would like a vegan dish, substitute the pork and egg with more vegetables, such as mushrooms, broccoli, or aubergine with your stir fry!
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Pork Udon Stir Fry
- 300 g udon noodles fresh
- 2 eggs medium sized
- 2 slices pork loin (around 50g each, thin slices)
- ½ red bell pepper sliced
- 1 carrot large, julienned
- 1 scallion sliced
- ½ tsp fresh ginger grated
- ¼ fresh chilli pepper sliced (optional)
- 2 garlic cloves diced
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- Cook udon noodles according to package instructions (if using fresh udon, boil for 2 minutes) and drain. Set aside.
- In a large non-stick skillet, heat sesame oil and sauté red bell pepper, chilli, carrot, ginger, garlic, and scallion for 1-2 minutes on medium-high heat. Stir continuously being careful not to burn the garlic. Add soy sauce and brown sugar and stir to combine.
- Add cooked udon noodles and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes on high heat and combine with vegetables.
- In the meantime, fry the eggs, sunny side up, in a slightly oiled (with sunflower oil) non-stick pan on medium heat for around 4 minutes, uncovered. Sprinkle eggs with sesame seeds while cooking (optional).
- Cook the pork slices in a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side (depending on thickness) until cooked through and slightly browned.
- Serve pork and egg over vegetable stir-fried udon noodles. Top with scallion and sesame seeds as desired.