25 Delicious Japanese Noodle Recipes

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Ever get the itch to **try** making those delightful and unique Japanese noodles right at home?

If you haven’t tried Japanese noodles before, this list of delicious restaurants in Tokyo is a great place to start.

Once you’ve had your fill, there are plenty of other places to try out famous Japanese noodles!

Japanese noodles are made with wheat flour and water.

The noodles are fried until golden and then served with a rich, flavorful sauce.

You can get lots of varieties from classic yakisoba to spicy tempura udon and creamy niku udon.

There are also plenty of places that offer dessert-inspired meals like kitsune udon, which is filled with sweet red beans.

So if you’re looking for something new to try out at home, check out this list of easy yakisoba recipes!

25 Delicious Japanese Noodle Recipes

1. Yakisoba

Yakisoba is a dish that’s filled with umami flavors, but it’s also low in carbs, which makes it super healthy.

It takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and the most you need to do for the preparation is fry some noodles.

You can cook them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge too, so you don’t have to rush out of the kitchen every night.

2. Yaki Udon With Shrimp

If you’re craving a hearty bowl of udon, then look no further than this recipe!

Each bite is filled with tender noodles and succulent shrimp.

Serve this as an appetizer or main course, and your friends and family will be begging for more.

3. Teriyaki Noodles

What’s that you say?

I don’t have teriyaki sauce on hand?

Well, make some!

This easy recipe is all about the noodles.

They get a light and lemony coating of garlic butter.

The combination of flavor and texture creates an experience unlike any other.

Serve these with a side salad for an elegant meal.

Or dig in and enjoy the sweet, savory flavors.

Either way, you won’t be disappointed!

4. Tantanmen

Tantanmen are a popular traditional Chinese dish that’s made with tofu.

It can be served as a side dish or eaten along with other Asian dishes like fried rice or blackened chicken.

The best part about this recipe is the deep-fried breadcrumbs.

These crumbs are crunchy, salty, and sweet all at the same time.

If you’re looking for a tasty snack to take on long car trips, this is it!

5. Zaru Soba

This popular Japanese dish is perfect for when you’re craving something a little more complex than noodles.

It’s made with buckwheat noodles, simmered in a flavorful broth, topped with soft tofu and diced carrots.

You won’t need to be a culinary expert to make this one.

6. Hibachi Noodles

It’s time to give the no-cook noodle salad a shot.

Hibachi noodles are perfect for a quick, healthy meal.

The noodles are so easy to make and pack a punch of flavor.

It’s the perfect dish to serve at potlucks or backyard BBQs.

This recipe is sure to impress your crowd with its rustic simplicity.

7. Sesame Soba Noodles

This recipe is a delightful twist on the classic Japanese noodle dish.

It’s made with vermicelli noodles and seasoned with toasted sesame seeds, ginger, and garlic.

Bring it together in just 30 minutes, and you’ll have an easy, delicious meal ready to go.

8.  Cold Somen Noodles

Cold somen noodles are a fun way to use up your leftover noodles.

The cold noodle soup is the perfect flavor-forward dish, and it can be customized with anything you have on hand.

There’s no need to worry about finding an Asian grocery store, either!

Simply make this recipe in the comfort of your own home.

Serve with a side of rice and vegetables for a complete meal.

9.  Creamy Curry Udon

This is a fantastic meal for anyone who loves curry and noodles.

It’s full of vegetables and protein, making it a great option for vegans.

The sauce is smooth and creamy with loads of flavor from the coconut milk.

You’ll also add maple syrup, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, ginger root powder, cinnamon sticks, and cayenne pepper.

It takes about 45 minutes to make this dish. However, it tastes even better in the slow cooker!

10. Stir-Fried Udon Noodle

Japanese udon noodles are a favorite of mine, but I don’t always have enough time to make a batch at home.

That’s why this recipe is perfect.

It takes less than 30 minutes and uses just six ingredients.

You can make these with any variety of udon noodles you like, but I think these brown rice noodles are best.

They’ll soak up even more sauce, making them extra flavorful.

11. Spicy Miso Tsukemen

Tsukemen is a Japanese dish made of soft tofu enveloped in a savory broth.

This version uses miso paste as the sauce, and you’ll also add ginger and scallions.

Tsukemen, or soup dumplings, are typically served in small bowls with toppings such as scallions, green onions, and pickled ginger.

The recipe would make enough to feed a crowd!

12. Nabeyaki Udon

I’ve tried a lot of udon recipes, but this one is the best.

It’s easy to make, and it has a wonderfully savory taste that pairs well with everything from sushi to ramen.

I like udon for lunch or dinner, but you can even find it in the frozen aisle at your local grocery store!

To make udon noodles, boil water and add noodles in batches.

You’ll want them to be al dente — not too soft or mushy — before adding them to the boiling water.

Be sure they are completely covered as you let them cook.

Then add more water until they’re almost done.

13. Hiyashi Chuka

Hiyashi Chuka is the perfect comfort food when you’re feeling down and sad.

It’s a simple dish that combines diced apples, cinnamon, soy sauce, and ginger.

The apples are simmered in a flavorful broth to make this dish warm and comforting.

Serve this tasty dish with rice or noodles for an easy meal!

14. Tempura Udon

Tempura udon is another Japanese dish that’s both light and refreshing, thanks to its tempura batter.

It takes about 45 minutes to make, but it only requires six basic ingredients – udon noodles, green onions, shoyu sauce, sesame oil, and eggs.

The result is a perfectly-flavored bowl of noodles and veggies that’ll give you all the flavor you need for a satisfying meal.

15. Chikara Udon

Chikara udon is a classic Japanese dish that’s got everything you could ever want in a noodle.

It’s got thick noodles with plenty of flavor, tender pork, and even more flavor.

This dish is so good that it’ll make your tastebuds dance and your belly sing.

If you love chikara udon, then you have to try this recipe!

16. Toshikoshi Soba

This is one of my go-to dishes for a healthy meal, and I definitely recommend you give it a try.

It’s simple to make and tastes just like the best Japanese soba noodles.

The trick to get them right is to use al dente buckwheat noodles.

They add a slightly different texture that’s pleasing to the teeth but not too chewy.

Also, don’t be afraid to add a touch of red pepper flakes or chili paste!

17. Bukkake Udon

Bukkake Udon is a Japanese dish that’s pretty unique.

It’s basically noodles (as in ramen) with a healthy dose of sweet and creamy jism.

This is the perfect meal for lazy Sunday afternoons.

With its soft, fluffy toppings like scallions, ginger, and green onions, it has an almost “crunchy” texture to contrast the tenderness of the noodles.

The best part?

It takes less than 30 minutes to make!

18. Kitsune Udon

If you’re looking for a roll-up-and-burrito style noodle dish, this is it.

It’s got the same great sauce and veggies as most of the other recipes on this list.

But instead of tortillas, it wraps in a paper towel packet.

I found that the rolled parchment worked best for me.

Each sheet holds all your ingredients in place, unlike a tortilla that would leak all over the place.

19. Kake Udon

This Japanese dish is made with tender noodles covered with a savory broth.

It’s the essence of comfort food, and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

You start by boiling your udon noodles in chicken stock for about 10 minutes before adding them to the simmering broth.

Once they’re cooked, you can flirt with the flavors of the broth and add any toppings you like best.

For this recipe, I like to add mushrooms and scallions.

But feel free to use what you have on hand!

20. Honey Sesame Shirataki Noodles

This recipe for honey sesame shirataki noodles is so good, it’s hard to believe it only took 12 minutes to make.

It’s sweet and flavorful with a hint of spice from the ginger and Sriracha.

And best of all, you can customize this dish however you like it!

So if you want something heartier, add some chicken or meatballs.

Or try adding in the tofu instead.

You can even make a bowl of these noodles and serve them over warm white rice or quinoa.

21. Garlic Cajun Shrimp Ramen

I’ve always been a bit wary of rosemary and garlic.

I don’t know why, but I just don’t enjoy it.

But this is the first time I’ve ever tried this combo because of Ramen noodles.

And boy, am I glad I did!

The rosemary takes a backseat to the garlic and Cajun seasoning in this one, but it doesn’t matter because it certainly lets its presence be known.

The shrimp is tender, flaky, and flavorful without being overpowering.

The broth is so rich and creamy that you can hardly believe it comes from ramen noodles.


22. Harusame Soup

If you’re looking for something warm, creamy, and filling to grab on a cold winter day, look no further than harusame soup.

This yummy stew is made with sweet potatoes and carrots simmered in a base of white bean broth.

For flavor, it features fresh parsley and nori sheets for a light crunch.

Serve it with rice or noodles for the ultimate comfort food!


23. Japanese Style Mushroom & Tuna Pasta

This Japanese-style mushroom & tuna pasta is a must-try for everyone!

It’s a delicious, healthy meal that you can enjoy anytime of the day.

With this recipe, you can make it in just 30 minutes.

The best part?

It’s so easy to make! Just throw everything into your favorite pasta pot and cook until done.

Delicious slurping sounds are guaranteed.

24. Niku Udon

This dish combines a rich umami flavor with a bright and fresh taste.

The recipe itself is fairly straightforward, but there are plenty of other ingredients you’ll need to get the job done.

You’ll need soy sauce, miso paste, canola oil, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and more.

If you want the dish to be heartier, you can add potato or chickpea noodles.

25. Creamy Rose Bacon Udon

This recipe is one of the best ways to enjoy udon noodles.

It’s rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor.

The rose bacon adds a lovely layer of sweetness and umami when cooking the noodles.

Serve it with grilled chicken for a complete meal!


25 Delicious Japanese Noodles

These Japanese noodles are so tasty and impressive, you might just want to try them in your own home!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4


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