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Maple Curry Yaki Udon

A yaki udon recipe with thick & chewy udon noodles that absorbs all the flavours of the lightly sweetened maple curry & provides a satisfying chewiness!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main, Side
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 512kcal
Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks


  • 1 brick sanuki udon (frozen)
  • 1 ½ cups leftover meat (optional)
  • 1 carrot (cut into slivers, matchsticks)
  • 1 ½ cups cabbage (cut thinly)
  • 1 small onion (sliced thinly)

Maple Curry Sauce

Toppings (Optional)



  • Soak the frozen block of sanuki udon in a bowl of hot water for 1 minute (or until the noodles strands defrost and become pliable. Once it is pliable, drain the water and set it aside
  • Chop up your vegetables and leftover meats and side aside. The thinner you slice them the quicker they will cook.
  • Combine the maple, curry powder, both soys, and the mirin together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • If you are using green onions as a topping, finely mince the green onions and set aside

Stir Frying Everything Together

  • In a frying pan, set the heat to medium heat and add a bit of oil to it. Wait for it to get hot, watch for the oil to shimmer.
  • Add in the leftover meats (if using), and cook it for about 2 minutes
  • Add in the vegetables and cook it until it is soft and slightly browned (approximately 6 minutes)
  • Add in the udon noodles and sauce and mix it together
  • Top it with green onions and sesame seeds or a fried egg (optional)
  • Enjoy! :)


  • The curry powder I use for this recipe is Madras curry powder which is very similar to regular curry powder but it's spicier. This recipe can be made with regular curry powder as well.
  • For the best udon noodle texture (chewy with a bit of springiness), buy the frozen udon noodle that comes in blocks in the freezer section.
  • Don’t like curry? Omit it! Then you’ll have the traditional stir-fried yaki udon recipe!


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 711mg | Sugar: 42g