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Nostalgic...Ketchup Flavored Udon Noodles

Nostalgic...Ketchup Flavored Udon Noodles

My grandma used to make these stir fried udon noodles. The combination of ketchup and Worcestershire-style saue is sweet and makes me feel very nostalgic. It's a flavor that little kids love.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Udon noodles
1 pack
Pork, cut into thin strips
50 to 100 g
Cabbage
1/8
Carrot
about 3cm
Green bell pepper
1
Japanese leek
about 5cm
Soy sauce (to pre-season)
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Ketchup
2 1/2 tablespoons
Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
Aonori
To taste

Steps

1. Massage the soy sauce into the pork to pre-season it. Chop up the cabbage, and slice the carrot into short rectangular pieces. Slice the leek and bell pepper thinly.
2. Heat some sesame oil in a frying pan and stir fry the pork over medium heat. When the color of the meat changes, add the leek, bell pepper and carrot and stir once, then add the cabbage on top (don't mix it in). Put a lid on and steam cook over low heat.
3. After about 5 minutes the cabbage will have wilted and moisture will be coming out of it. Turn the heat up to medium and add the udon noodles. Mix well, add the ketchup and sauce, and it's done Serve with aonori and bonito flakes on top if you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

My grandma used to make this for me when I was small. It's stir fried udon noodles (yaki-udon) but for some reason she added a lot of ketchup. I like lots of ketchup in this too!