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Vegan Yaki Udon

  • Author: Heartful Table
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6


Vegan yaki udon is a Japanese dish with thick noodles tossed in an umami-rich sauce and crunchy veggies. Full of colour and flavour, this will quickly become a favourite weeknight meal!


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 7 ounces / 200g snow peas, trimmed cut in half
  • 1 medium-sized red pepper / capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced into matchsticks
  • 2 cups / 170g purple cabbage, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 green onions / spring onions, roughly chopped (both green + white, then separated)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1.76 pounds / 800g pre-cooked udon noodles,* rehydrated as per packet instructions (7 ounces / 200g per serve)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ½1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)


  1. Add coconut oil to a wok or large non-stick pan on medium heat. When it is hot and simmering, add the snow peas, red peppers, carrot, cabbage, garlic, ginger, the white parts of the green onions, salt, and a tablespoon of water. Stir-fry for about 6-8 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  2. In the meantime, in a small bowl or measuring cup, mix all the sauce ingredients well.
  3. Push the vegetables aside a little and pour the sauce into the bottom of the wok or pan.
  4. Now, add your cooked udon noodles on top of the sauce. Handle them carefully, allowing the noodles to separate and unravel with the heat. Gently mix everything well.
  5. Divide into bowls, top with the greens of the green onions and toasted sesame seeds.


Udon noodles: In most supermarkets, you can find pre-cooked / instant udon noodles and dry varieties. If you prefer the dry type – half the weight used, as they become bigger as they absorb water. Most udon noodles are completely vegan, but you may want to check the ingredients to be sure.

  • Diet: Vegan

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