This is our self-created home-made stir-fried udon recipe.

We introduced black pepper to this recipe as it adds a new taste to the dish.  If you have kids who cannot take the spiciness, just cut down on the pepper part.  With the rest of the seasoning, it is still delicious!

Ingredients (Serves 3 adults):

  • 2 packets of (200 g) udon
  • 4 imitation crab sticks, cut half and peeled into thin strips
  • 2 small fish cake, cut into thin strips (optional, if it is not available)
  • 1 small bok choy, washed and cut into smaller pieces
  • 3 dried or fresh shitake mushroom, trimmed of caps and cut into strips
  • 1 packet (100 g) enoki mushrooms, trimmed of ends, cut into half and peeled into individual strips
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Water, about half cup


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper (adjust according to your preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1:  Boil some water in a stockpot.  Cook the udon noodles.  Drain and set aside.

Step 2:  Heat up a wok or pan with olive oil.  Add minced garlic when oil is hot.

Step 3:  When garlic starts to brown, add in the ingredients (imitation crab stick, fish cake, mushrooms and bok choy) and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.  Add half a cup of water and allow the ingredients to simmer for another minute.

If you notice, this whole wok are just the cooked ingredients.  See the mushroom and red imitation crab stick strips?  We like our udon with lots of ingredients!

Step 4:  Add the udon noodles into the cooked ingredients.  Blend well.

Step 5:  Add the list of seasoning next, one by one.  Stir-fry the udon noodles till all the ingredients are mixed evenly.

Finally, our completed wok of stir-fried black pepper udon.  Don’t you think the udon look a little like squid tentacles?  LOL.

Time to eat!

I set a portion aside for Hubby’s lunchbox too.  For this type of meal, I usually use a microwave-safe bento box so that Hubby can heat it up again during lunch.

This udon recipe is really easy to cook and makes a great lunchbox idea for kids and adults.  It is convenient to pack too as it is an all-in-one dish like fried rice.

By the way, don’t you think all-in-one meal ideas are like a godsend on the days we feel really lazy or under the weather?  I am often guilty of this, so I bet I will be sharing more all-in-one meals to come.  Haha.

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