These easy teriyaki noodles combine fried stir-fry noodles in tasty teriyaki sauce to make the best base for so many great meals! Use my homemade sauce for the best tasting fried noodles ever, then top with your favorite meats and veggies for satisfying noodle bowls!
These fast and tasty teriyaki noodles are simply addictive!!
If you love ordering noodles at your favorite Japanese restaurant, you will love these teriyaki noodles! They are so easy and versatile that you may just find yourself cooking at home more than ordering out.
You and your family will love how many different types of meals you can make with these tasty noodles. They're the perfect dinner for a family with lots of different taste preferences!
Simply toss together a batch of noodles and then let everyone add their favorite toppings to their own bowl. With how easy these noodles are to prepare you will have plenty of time to cook up some protein and veggies that will let everyone choose their favorite tasty combo!
❤️ Why You'll Love This Recipe!
Super Easy! These noodles are made using my tasty homemade teriyaki sauce. Fry the noodles, add sauce, season with ginger, and serve!
So Tasty! The key to these tasty noodles is lightly frying them in cooking oil before adding the teriyaki sauce. This way the texture and flavor are superb!
It's Versatile! These noodles are the perfect start to so many different meals! Mix and match protein and veggies to make any of your favorite dinners or noodle bowls!
You can find all the ingredients for these noodles, plus the teriyaki sauce, in your local grocery store. Yakisoba or Hokkien noodles are typically found in the Asian food aisle.
- Stir Fry Noodles – Yakisoba and Hokkien noodles are both Asian style noodles that are commonly used in Chinese and Japanese dishes.
- Cooking Oil – Canola oil is preferred because of its higher smoke point which makes it ideal for stir-frying the noodles. Vegetable oil is a good substitute.
- Ground Ginger - Ginger is a common flavor used in Asian cuisine. Ground ginger is located next to the other seasonings on the baking aisle; it is also available as a paste in the produce section.
- Teriyaki Sauce – See my recipe to make your own teriyaki sauce. It's super easy, and the consistency and flavor are much better than store-bought sauce.
- Green Onion – Sliced green onions are used for garnish, but also add a nice touch of flavor to the final dish.
- Sesame Seeds – White or black sesame seeds are commonly used to garnish Asian dishes. I love sprinkling them on top just before serving for that final restaurant-quality dish!
Add Protein - Add any protein of choice, such as chicken, pork, steak, shrimp, or even tofu – to make these noodles into a full meal. Cook protein separately and then add to the noodles once they are cooked.
Add Veggies – Add any vegetables that you enjoy, to add some additional flavor, texture, and nutrition. You can add veggies in addition to protein or keep it completely vegetarian. Some of my favorite vegetables to include are broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers (red, green, orange, yellow), snow peas, baby corn (canned), water chestnuts.
Cooking veggies with noodles: Use 1-2 Tablespoons of oil to cook the veggies first. Heat up oil, and when it is hot, toss chopped vegetables into the pan. Cook for a few minutes until vegetables begin to soften. Alternatively, veggies can be lightly steamed then tossed with the noodles to finish with the teriyaki sauce.
Rice Noodles – both Yakisoba and Hokkien noodles are made with wheat flour. To make gluten-free noodles, use rice noodles as a substitute.
Pasta in a Pinch – I love using traditional Asian noodles for this dish, but in a pinch any other long pasta will work! I have used spaghetti noodles, linguine noodles, and even angel hair pasta - and they are still super tasty!
🔪 Step-by-Step Instructions
The key to this dish is making sure you have allowed the oil to heat up before adding the noodles. Pay attention to step 3 to make sure oil is ready before adding the noodles.
- Prepare noodles. Prepare 14-ounces of stir fry noodles as instructed on package or cook pasta noodles in salted water to an al dente texture, typically 1-2 minutes shy of the time in the package instructions. Rinse and drain pasta if needed, then set aside.
- Heat the oil. Heat a wok, large skillet, or non-stick frying pan to medium-high with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
- Stir fry the noodles. Once the oil is shimmering and just beginning to smoke add prepared noodles or pasta and fry for 1-2 minutes until slightly crisped and golden.
- Add sauce and seasoning. Portion ½ cup of teriyaki sauce and a sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger into the noodles. Then, stir to coat evenly and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve. Remove from heat when done and serve immediately with optional garnish (sliced green onion and sesame seeds).
If you are going to add any additional protein or veggies, toss them in the pan and stir around to coat in the teriyaki sauce before serving.
Letting everyone make their own noodle bowls? Leave the noodles on the stove covered with a lid to keep warm in between each person filling up their bowl. Enjoy!
💭 Tips & Recipe Notes
Start with a fully heated wok, skillet, or frying pan.
- Make sure the oil is sizzling hot before starting too.
Problems finding the yakisoba noodles?
- I used to be able to find yakisoba noodles in 2-packs like the hokkien noodles (used here) that I have been finding in the Asian section at my local Walmart. Either will work splendidly.
- You can also order noodles online through Walmart or Amazon.
- I've also noted the best long pasta to use in place of stir-fry noodles.
The homemade teriyaki sauce is a key ingredient to these noodles!
- This easy teriyaki sauce is a little bit thicker than what you will find in the store, which allows it to really coat the noodles and provide exceptional taste.
- Each batch makes about 2 cups and you only need a ½ cup for this recipe, so you can make a big batch of sauce and have on hand for other recipes.
🥡 Storing & Reheating
Teriyaki Noodles make for great leftovers! Simply put leftovers into a bowl or plastic airtight container and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Noodles can be saved for up to 5 days if properly refrigerated.
Reheating Teriyaki Noodles
I prefer to reheat noodles in the wok or skillet. Add just a little bit of oil (about 1 teaspoon) to coat the pan and keep noodles from sticking. Once oil is heated, add cold noodles, and stir until evenly heated.
🥢 More Great Take Out Recipes
- Hibachi Fried Rice
- Panda Express Orange Chicken
- Shrimp With Garlic Sauce
- Dynamite Shrimp
- PF Changs Mongolian Beef
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- 14 oz stir fry noodles (yakisoba or hokkien noodles)
- 2 tablespoon cooking oil (canola is preferred)
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce (see recipe)
- green onion (optional, garnish)
- sesame seeds (optional, garnish)
- Prepare stir fry noodles as instructed on package or cook pasta noodles in salted water to an al dente texture, typically 1-2 minutes shy of the time in the package instructions. Rinse and drain pasta if needed, then set aside.14 oz stir fry noodles
- Heat a wok, large skillet or non-stick frying pan to medium-high with the cooking oil.2 tablespoon cooking oil
- Once the oil is shimmering and just beginning to smoke add prepared pasta and fry for 1-2 minutes until slightly crisped and golden.
- Add the teriyaki sauce and a sprinkle of ground ginger, then stir to coat evenly and cook for an additional 2 minutes stirring occasionally.¼ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ cup teriyaki sauce
- Remove from heat when done and serve immediately with optional garnish (green onion and sesame seeds).green onion, sesame seeds
- I used to be able to find yakisoba noodles in 2-packs like the hokkien noodles that I have been finding in the Asian section at my local Walmart. Either will work splendidly.
- Alternatively, you can use any other long pasta. Spaghetti or linguine noodles are great in a pinch.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!