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Udon Noodles with Teriyaki Style Pork Spare Rib

Simple, quick and delicious.


  • 1 packet of fresh type udon noodles

  • 1 pork spare rib, slice into 2cm thick slices

  • 1 tsp. sugar, preferably brown

  • 1 tbsp. shoyu Japanese soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp. mirin

  • 1 tbsp. sake Japanese rice wine (optional)

  • 2 cabbage leaves

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 tbsp. oil for frying (e.g. groundnut, sunflower)

  • 1 tbsp. white sesame seeds


  1. Shred the cabbage as finely as possible. Mix in the salt using your hands and set aside. Mix the cabbage and the salt in a bowl using your hands and set aside.

  2. Dry roast the sesame seeds in a saucepan for 15 seconds. Set aside.

  3. Place a wok or frying pan on a high heat. Add the oil then fry the pork slices together with the sugar. Cook for 2 minutes each side.

  4. Add the shoyu, mirin and sake to the wok and cook for a futher minute.

  5. Take the pork slices out of the wok and keep heating the remaining sauce for another 3 minutes.

  6. Cook the udon noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes then drain.

  7. Place the udon in a noodle bowl. Top with cabbage, pork and sesame seeds.

  8. Drizzle the sauce from the wok over the noodles and serve.

Equally nice with rice noodles or ramen noodles.