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udon noodle soup

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This Asian fusion inspired soup is an incredible meal to enjoy during the colder months. Part Chinese and part Japanese gives this tasty dish such a comforting feeling... !

yield 2 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For udon noodle soup

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 md
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 lg
    red pepper, finely julienned
  • 1/4 lg
    orange pepper, finely julienned
  • 1 md
    jalapeño pepper, seeded, ribs removed and finely julienned
  • 1 md
    carrot, shredded
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 c
    mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 1 c
    char siu (chinese bbq pork), roughly chopped
  • 4 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tsp
    fish sauce
  • 7 oz
    udon noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 c
    bean sprouts, washed and drained, for garnish
  • 1 lg
    green onion, sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces, for garnish
  • 1/4 c
    peanuts, coarsely chopped, for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • 2-4 lg
    lime wedges, for garnish

How To Make udon noodle soup

  • 1
    In a large saucepan over medium, heat olive oil. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add red and jalapeño peppers and sauté for 3 minutes. Add carrot and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute. Add sesame oil, mushrooms and soy sauce; sauté for 2 minutes. Add broth, pork, red pepper flakes, hoisin sauce and fish sauce. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat down to low; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Place cooked udon noodles at the bottom of two large serving bowls. Ladle the soup over the noodles and garnish with bean sprouts, green onions, cilantro, peanuts and lime wedge.
  • 3
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