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.
I feel today’s recipe should get a lot of attention. Japanese love Ramen but I learned from my Taiwanese American husband and his friends that the Chinese love ramen even more! In most Japanese supermarkets you can buy an assortment of fresh ramen noodles with prepped soup base in the refrigerated section. The typical flavors available are shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), tonkotsu (pork stock), and miso. The different ramen flavors originated from different parts of Japan. Shoyu is from Kanto (Tokyo) area, tonkotsu from Kyushu in the south, and shio and miso are from Hokkaido in the north.
It may not be as perfect as your favorite ramen shop noodles, but homemade Chashu ramen is relatively easy and tastes pretty good!