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25 Authentic Japanese Noodle Recipes

Are you in the mood for some tasty Japanese food? If so, check out these Japanese noodle recipes.

From steaming-hot bowls to cold noodle salads, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Yakisoba Chicken with Vegetables
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Even though I’ve never been, I just adore Japanese cuisine.

And I’m not just talking about sushi!

I’ve had these Japanese noodle recipes have been on permanent rotation for a while now.

And trust me, they’re all incredibly delicious.

1. Yakisoba Chicken

What’s better than a bowl of noodles? A bowl of Japanese stir-fry noodles!

This simplified version of the authentic Yakisoba features Chuka soba in a thick sauce.

The crunchy veggies, tender chicken, and noodles covered in sweet and savory sauce is sure to delight!

2. Kake Udon (Japanese Udon Noodle Soup)

A hot bowl of broth is perfect when you feel like curling up in a blanket on cold days.

This kake udon recipe is just everything I’m looking for in a comforting dish.

It’s got light umami flavor paired with chewy wheat noodles that’ll fill your heart with delight.

3. Tonkotsu Ramen

Very few things in life feed my soul, and it’s quite like a steaming bowl of tonkotsu.

The rich, savory flavor and silky textures make it one of the tastiest ramen recipes around.

Capture the authentic ramen flavors in your kitchen with this recipe. It’s as if you went to Japan and had it there!

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4. Quick Soba Noodles

If you’re looking for a new dish to spice up your week, this soba noodle recipe is just the thing!

It’s everything you’ll want in a bowl of noodles. It’s super quick to make, packed with savory flavors, and utterly delicious!

This recipe will be your go-to if you want to satisfy your noodle cravings.

5. Homemade Shio Ramen

Ah, ramen, the star of everyone’s midnight cupboard raid. But don’t settle for instant ramen if you have plenty of time to spare!

This homemade Shio ramen recipe stars umami flavors combined with flavorful toppings and hearty egg noodles.

Add some fun ramen toppings and it’s quite the feast!

6. Tempura Udon Recipe (Shrimp and Vegetables)

The pairing of udon and tempura is simply heaven in a bowl. This recipe combines the two classics to satisfy your Japanese food cravings.

There’s nothing quite like thick udon noodles paired with the crunchy tempura in a bowl of flavorful soup.

The best part? This dish only takes 20 minutes to make, perfect if you want to get your quick noodle fix!

7. Miso Ramen

Ramen is the ultimate fast food: quick, cheap, and delicious.

But did you know you can make this Japanese soul food at home?

Miso ramen is the perfect soup for a cold day. The broth is savory and nutty, and the noodles are chewy and delicious.

You’ll love how this dish tastes just as good as your favorite takeout ramen. But it only takes a few minutes to prepare.

8. Hiyashi Chūka (Cold Ramen Salad)

Craving for a bowl of noodles, but it’s scorching hot outside? Check out this chilled ramen recipe, a solution for your untimely soup cravings!

Hiyashi chuka is loaded with veggies flavored with a drizzle of tangy sesame dressing.

This recipe contrasts the typical steaming hot bowl of noodles with its fresh and cold serving.

9. Tsukemen Ramen

Tsukemen is the perfect soup for a cold day, and it’s so easy to make at home!

The broth is meaty, and the chewy noodles are topped with veggies and a soft-boiled egg.

A bowl of this dish is the ultimate comfort food. It’s warm, rich, and filling.

10. Quick and Easy Shoyu Ramen

This recipe is the solution for your late-night soup craving. It’s a quick and easy way to make delicious ramen at home in a jiffy!

Shoyu ramen is light with a mild soy sauce flavor and umami overtones. A steaming bowl of this dish is sure to fill your cravings with delight.

11. Kitsune Udon

Once the cold of winter sets in, it’s time to warm up with a bowl of savory soup. Kitsune udon perfectly fits the bill for a comforting meal.

The sweet soy sauce-flavored tofu adds a layer of flavor to the soup base.

The noodles are thick and chewy, and it’s the perfect complement to the savory broth.

This recipe also has alternatives to make it completely plant-based.

12. Curry Udon

Nothing says winter warmer like a bowl of curry udon. There’s something about this delicious dish that makes winter feel a little bit more manageable.

The silky udon noodles and meat are served in a piping hot bowl of curry broth, adding a rounded flavor.

13. Japanese Cold Somen Noodles

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as something cold on a hot summer day. And this recipe is perfect if you want something fresh, light, and delicious.

It also happens to be one of the first somen noodle recipes I ever made!

The cold somen noodles have a mild flavor. The dipping sauce is savory, and the grated ginger and scallions add a nice kick to it.

So if you’re ready for some seriously refreshing summer goodness, try Japanese cold somen noodles!

14. Yaki Udon | Stir-Fried Udon Noodles

If you’re new to cooking Japanese food, this simple dish is easy to make at home!

Yaki udon only takes five ingredients and 20 minutes of your time for a hearty weeknight meal.

This stir-fried noodle dish combines veggies, meat, and tender noodles. It’s coated with a savory sauce that’s sure to delight even the pickiest eaters.

15. Zaru Soba (Cold Soba Noodles)

One of the things that I love most about summer is enjoying fresh, cold noodles. And Zaru Soba has been my go-to for a quick noodle fix.

The dipping sauce is delicious and refreshing, and the noodles are light and easy to eat.

You can serve this with a side of vegetable tempura or shrimp tempura, and enjoy!

16. Stir-Fried Shrimp Shirataki Noodles 

If you’re a noodle lover like me but want to cut down on carbs and calories, then boy, do I have something for you.

Introducing… stir-fried shrimp shirataki noodles!

The noodles are cooked with a delicious stir-fry sauce paired with shrimp and fresh veggies, so they’re perfect for a healthy, filling meal.

17. Miso Nikomi Udon

This Japanese noodle soup is the perfect comfort food when you’re sick or just craving something warm.

Miso nikomi udon features chicken, fish cake, and noodles swimming in a miso-flavored broth.

These ingredients combine to create sweet, salty flavors that are absolutely perfect for warming your soul.

18. Japanese Vermicelli Salad (Harusame Salad)

Japanese vermicelli salad is delicious and perfect for a sweltering day. 

With ingredients like julienned ham, cucumber, carrot, and wakame seaweed, this refreshing salad is hard to beat.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the dressing adds sweet and tangy notes from rice vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce.

19. Ketchup Spaghetti (Napolitan)

On a busy weeknight, you’ll need fast meals that are also delicious to satisfy the whole family.

With this easy Japanese ketchup spaghetti recipe, you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!

It’s a simple and inexpensive dish is packed with savory goodness from garlic, mushrooms, bell pepper, and sausage. 

The best part? It’s simple enough for weeknight dinners but impressive enough for guests at your next dinner party.

20. Toshikoshi Soba (New Year’s Eve Soba Noodle Soup)

If you’re looking for a delicious way to ring in the new year, the traditional toshikoshi soba may be what you’re searching for.

Japanese New Year is a time to begin anew, and this hot soba noodle soup is a simple manifestation of that idea.

The buckwheat soba noodles are simmered in a hot dashi broth and garnished with finely chopped scallions. It’s healthy and a breeze to make. 

21. Bukkake Udon (Japanese Cold Noodles With Broth)

Staring down a blistering day and scorching sun? Then here’s a solution that’ll keep you cool and full: chilled udon noodles.

The udon noodle is served cold in the summer with a light soy-based broth that’s been chilled.

Top it off with the classic condiments grated fresh ginger, a soft-cooked egg, scallions, and dig right in.

This recipe is quick to make and even easier to eat!

22. Japanese Somen Salad With Sweet and Sour Dressing

Have you tried noodle salad yet?

If not, what are you waiting for? Try this recipe for a taste of surprise!

The chewy, delicious noodles are served with vegetable salad and meaty goodness.

The dressing is tangy with a touch of sweetness, which makes this salad dish pop!

It comes together quickly, and it’s got the fresh flavors that’ll surely please your tastebuds.

23. Somen Noodle Soup (Nyumen)

You’re going to love this simple and comforting somen noodle soup! It’s ready in just 20 minutes, yet the flavors are so intense.

The somen noodles are simmered in a tasty dashi broth paired with nutrient-rich ingredients like shiitake mushrooms, vegetables, fish cake, and egg.

This dish is all about balance and harmony. It’s a true example of Japanese cuisine at its finest!

24. Hiyashi Yamakake Udon (Cold)

If you love Japanese food, you’ll flip over this dish. It has a little bit of everything to make your taste buds go crazy.

Hiyashi yamakake is made with cold udon noodles, topped with grated mountain yam, and swimming in soy sauce-based broth.

This dish is light and refreshing, so it’s perfect for hot summer days! 

25. Simple Homemade Chicken Ramen

This easy ramen recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional Japanese dish, and it’s ready in less than an hour. It’ll change the way you see instant ramen forever.

There’s something so satisfying about slurping up those thick, chewy noodles in a piping hot, flavorful broth.

The addition of roasted chicken, soft-cooked egg, and fresh veggies make this super filling.

Your days of having to Google “ramen near me” are over!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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