Yaki Udon is stir fried udon noodles and the sauce used to flavor the dish varies depending on the household. My mom uses Mentsuyu as main flavor, so I cook Yaki Udon same way. I remember my mom never measures her ingredients but her Yaki Udon always turns out delicious. Yaki Udon is a quick and easy dish to make with typical ingredients you might already have in the fridge.
My kids love deep-fried crispy food so we usually have some kind of deep-fried dish once a week. I didn’t like deep frying at home before because the whole house will start to smell. But when I saw the kids looked forward to the food and ate very well with smile, I started to care less about the smell. It is more important that they enjoy good food. For this dish I used fish sauce, one of my favorite condiments, instead of typical Japanese seasonings and I made it more like South East Asian flavor. This can be a good appetizer dish too.