Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Made this up today for lunch - feel free to use any vegetables and/or leftover meat you have.
- 100 g broccoli, cut into florets
- 150 g udon noodles
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons oil, divided (olive or canola or peanut etc)
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 stalk spring onion, chopped (reserve the green part)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 slices ham, chopped
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1⁄2 tablespoon dark soy sauce (the thick and sweet kind)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 tablespoons mirin or 2 tablespoons rice wine
- crushed chili pepper flakes, to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 lime, juice of
- Partially cook broccoli and udon in salted boiling water for a few minutes; drain and reserve 1/4 cup of the water.
- Beat the egg with 2 TB water and a pinch of salt.
- Heat 1 TB of oil in a wok; when hot, pour the egg in and cook until set; remove and set aside.
- Heat remaining 1 TB oil in the same wok over high heat; when hot, saute the onions until soft.
- Add garlic and saute for 30 sec.
- Add ham slivers and saute for another 30 sec.
- Stir in udon noodles.
- Add hoisin, oyster, soy sauces, white pepper, wine, chilli flakes; saute for 1 minute.
- Adjust heat to medium-low, add broccoli and reserved cooking water, cook for another minute.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
- Add the cooked egg to the noodles, breaking it into pieces as you stir.
- Stir in sesame oil.
- Sprinkle with the reserved chopped spring onion (the green part) and squeeze some fresh lime juice over noodles, then serve immediately.
I really like the taste of this but the directions were a bit confusing. I haven't worked with udon much and I wasn't sure how long a "few" minutes was, so I boiled the udon and broccoli for 3 minutes. Next time I would try 5 because my udon wasn't quite cooked. Also, since you're supposed to add the noodles separately, it might be helpful to just boil them separately unless you want to pick out the broccoli at the end. I made this vegan by leaving out the meat and egg and using vegetarian oyster sauce. Next time I'll add carrots and bell peppers. Thanks for the recipe!
Prepping the ingredients is the most time-consuming part of this recipe; cooking the dish actually takes only 10-15 minutes and is still quite easy to do. I added 1/2 tablespoon of granulated sugar to the sauce ingredients and used Sriracha chili paste instead of the pepper flakes. I also used layers of bok choy instead of the broccoli and threw in some rehydrated Shitake mushrooms. It was fabulous!
i didn't have any ham or oyster sauce but made this anyway with all the other ingredients and it tasted great! i doubled the sauce for 900g of noodles and it was enough sauce