Japanese Pan Noodles


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

close up view of Japanese Pan Noodles garnished with bean sprouts and fresh herbs
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Cook's Note:

You can use any vegetables you want. I like to add bamboo shoots, bok choy, onion, etc. You can add any kind of protein.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
2g Fat
50g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 1069mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 56mg 279%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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