This Beef Udon Stir Fry Noodle was a hit at dinner with the family so I just had to share. My household generally devours any stir fry that I make, but this time, I think it’s the udon noodles that really set it off. Udon noodles are slightly more plump and softer than your typical egg noodles used for a stir fry, but to be honest I think I like it better…and so did everyone else.
What makes my Beef Udon Stir Fry Noodle so special are the udon noodles. You may know these thick noodles from udon soup from Japanese restaurants, but in this recipe, you get to enjoy the noodles with a different flavor. The noodles absorb sauces really well and pairs great with steak and mushrooms.
Shopping for the Recipe
To shop for my Beef Udon Stir Fry Noodle recipe, you have to look in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. They are perishable, which also makes it different than other stir fry noodles which simply have to be blanched in hot water, so these noodles save you a step in the cooking process. If you don’t have udon at your local store, it may be best to try to shop for the noodles and sauce ingredients at an Asian market, because another ingredient that makes this dish is the thick soy sauce. That ingredient really adds a depth of flavor and a beautiful color to this dish.
The rest of the ingredients of this Beef Udon Stir Fry Noodle can be found at almost any grocery store. I used sirloin steak and mushrooms as other key ingredients, but the onions, green onions, and bean sprouts also really add flavor, color, and a crunchy texture with each bite. What I love most about any stir fry is that you can swap out the vegetables and protein with what you prefer, but I think you should give this recipe a try first because if it was such a hit at my house, it might be the same for yours!
- 3 packs of udon noodles
- 1 pound sirloin steak
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 2 oz green onions
- 3 tbsp. sesame oil
- 2 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1½ tbsp. thick soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1½ tbsp. brown sugar
- Cube sirloin steak and add 1½ tbsp. thick soy sauce, 1 tbsp. soy sauce, salt and pepper.
- In large wok or pan heat up 2 tbsp. sesame oil to medium high heat add garlic and marinated steak.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes to medium rare or medium depending on your preference.
- Scoop out cooked steak and set it aside.
- Add onions and mushrooms to wok and cook for 2-3 minutes and then add udon noodles.
- Drizzle remaining sesame oil, thick soy sauce, soy sauce, add oyster sauce and brown sugar.
- Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes until noodles start to soften and absorb all the sauce.
- Add bean sprouts and green onions and cook for another 2 minutes before lastly adding back in the steak and cooking for another minute.