Noodles are a fast, tasty meal and super easy to make vegan. Kids tend to love noodles so Vegan Noodles are a good family supper.
The sauce is a mix of Mirin and Soya Sauce. You can increase the quantity easily enough if you have more people to feed, or prefer more sauce. I like it covering the noodles but not ‘pooling’ in the bottom of the bowl. Two parts Mirin to one part Soya sauce is the right balance.
This version has mushrooms, edamame and courgette. That’s because its what I had in the fridge. Add in other vegetables if you like, pea’s, beans, beansprouts, carrots, a bit of cabbage if you’ve got it hanging around. If you want some protein then you can add in some diced Tofu, or if you’re a meat eater a bit of chicken, pork or beef.
If you’re in the mood for some soup you can try our Crispy Tofu Soup recipe here:
We hope you enjoy this recipe – once you’re use to stir frying recipes they really are quick and easy. To begin with I always found it a bit frantic – preferring a casserole and some mashed potatoes, but now that I’m use to the speed of stir fried cooking, I discovered that Vegan Noodles is a really easy supper.
- 3 Cloves Garlic (sliced)
- 1 inch Fresh Ginger (use a tsp of ground ginger if you don't have fresh)
- 1/2 Chilli
- 6 tbsp Mirin
- 3 tbsp Soya Sauce
- 1/2 Courgette
- 1/2 Onion (diced)
- 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
- 1/2 Cup Edamame Beans
- 600 g Ready to Eat Udon Noodles (200g per person)
- Fry the onion in a little bit of oil.
- Add in the garlic, ginger, chilli, courgettes and mushroom and fry for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are nicely browned but not squishy.
- Mix the Mirin and Soya sauce in a bowl and add it to the pan (I have it in a bowl beside the stove ready to go). If you are adding Tofu pop it into the pan now.
- Add in the Udon noodles - I use ready-to-cook packets that come in 200gm servings. Most of the supermarkets have them in either 120g or 200g sizes. We go for 200g each, plus a bit extra if we're hungry. As you stir they will break up, and slowly get covered in the sauce. Keep cooking and stirring for a good 5-8 minutes to make sure the noodles get hot. Do test one before serving as they can take a bit of time to heat through.
- Add in any 'soft' vegetables you are using like peas or edamame and stir for a couple of minutes to get them hot and then serve (with a fork unless you are really good with chopsticks).