This post is sponsored by Kikkoman, all opinions are my own.
Just like what you get at your favorite hibachi place, but even better! These flavorful hibachi noodles hit all the right notes with their buttery goodness, rich umami, slight sweetness, and of course, the garlic and ginger.
This dish is simple yet elegant, and the sauce, featuring Kikkoman® Soy Sauce, makes this dish a true weeknight winner, especially when you want a low mess, 20-minute meal.
Traditionally hibachi noodles are made with noodles, a sweet sauce made from soy sauce, teriyaki, sugar, and maybe some lemon juice. Then the whole dish is topped off with sesame oil, sesame seeds, and green onions. But I wanted to take this amazing flavor profile and make it a whole meal. So, I added my favorite vegetables.
These umami-packed noodles are full of Asian flavor that you will love and make a great side dish or complete meal that you can even add protein to if you want.
What You Need to Make Hibachi Noodles
This recipe is super simple, and you only need a few ingredients.
- Noodles: Traditionally, you use yakisoba noodles, but if you can’t find them, or don’t want to make a special trip, you can replace them with linguine. It works just as well. Simply cook noodles according to the package directions, depending on what kind you prefer.
- Fat: For this recipe we use butter, because butter gives it such a nice flavor, and isn’t going to burn while you saute your vegetables.
- Flavor Builders: Garlic and Ginger are the main players for building the flavor in the vegetables before adding the delicious sauce.
- Vegetables: You can use whatever your favorite vegetables are. My go-to: zucchini, cut into matchsticks, broccoli florets, cut small, white mushrooms, sliced.
Now that you have the base of your hibachi noodles, you sauce them. And this is a simple, homemade sauce that uses the best ingredients to make these buttery, delicious noodles really shine!
- Kikkoman® Soy Sauce: The key component in the sauce is Kikkoman® Soy Sauce, the most recognized Asian food brand in North America, and the best way to add authentic and creative Asian flavors to your cooking. While I love it for this hibachi noodle recipe, it can also be used for amping up the umami flavor in American foods, classic Mediterranean dishes or even tropical Caribbean cuisine. So versatile!
- Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce: A quick and simple way to build on the sweet-savory flavor depth in the sauce.
- Brown Sugar: Just gives that fun sweetness you expect from hibachi noodles.
- Salt and pepper: To taste, just adjust to your preference.
- Kikkoman® Sesame Oil
- Green Onion or Scallion
How to Make RECIPE
Time needed: 20 minutes
Hibachi noodles, tossed with a sweet and savory sauce made with Kikkoman® Soy Sauce.
- Cook Noodles
Cook noodles al dente, according to package directions, and set aside.
- Saute Vegetables in Wok
In a large wok, over medium high heat melt the butter. Add vegetables, and saute for 2-3 minutes until mushrooms and zucchini are tender. Add garlic and ginger, and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add Noodles
Toss in noodles and stir to mix together.
- Sauce it up!
Add sugar, Kikkoman® Soy Sauce, Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce, and toss to combine.
Taste and season with salt pepper
Remove from heat and drizzle in sesame oil, add fresh scallions, and toss to mix. Enjoy hot
Tips and Tricks
Making this recipe is Eazy Peazy, but here are some tricks for getting great results every single time:
- Use Kikkoman® Soy Sauce: There is a reason I am getting brand specific here. The sauce makes all the difference. And trust me when I say you want Kikkoman. Kikkoman® Soy Sauce is traditionally brewed from water, soybeans, wheat and salt. What really sets it apart is Kikkoman® Soy Sauce is aged for months to develop its characteristically rich, yet mellow flavor, appetizing aroma and distinctive reddish-brown color. It doesn’t matter what type of noodles you use: linguine or yakisoba, but using the right soy sauce does!
- Prep Veggies Ahead: This is a quick cooking meal, and not one where you are going to have time to prep ingredients while the other ingredients are cooking. So slice and dice and have everything ready to go before starting cooking. You’ll have it done in no time!
- Cook Noodles Al Dente: You do not want them to be under done, but overcooking them results in a soft, gooey mess, and you lose the yummy bite of the noodles. So depending on the noodles you pick, follow package directions carefully.
- Don’t Skip Garnish: Garnish is not just food looks. In this recipe, the drizzle of sesame oil, and the green onions really elevate this dish.
Make Ahead and Storage
This is not really a recipe you want to make ahead. It can be reheated and does reheat fine. It’s such a quick recipe that tastes so great fresh, you’re better off making it from scratch.
For ease, you can pre-cut all your veggies, and pre-measure all the sauce ingredients ahead of time. But otherwise, prepare and serve hot!
Find more great recipe inspiration at https://kikkomanusa.com/homecooks/make_this_now/
- 1 pound linguine or yakisoba noodles cooked al dente
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste or chopped ginger
- 3 cups vegetables zucchini cut into matchsticks, broccoli florets, cut small, white mushrooms, sliced
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 Tablespoons Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon Kikkoman® Sesame Oil
- 2-3 green onions sliced, or scallions finely chopped
- Cook noodles al dente, according to package directions, and set aside.
- In a large wok, over medium high heat melt the butter. Add vegetables, and saute for 2-3 minutes until mushrooms and zucchini are tender. Add garlic and ginger, and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
- Toss in noodles and stir to mix together.
- Add sugar, soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce, and toss to combine.
- Taste and season with salt pepper
- Remove from heat and drizzle in sesame oil, add fresh scallions, and toss to mix.
- Enjoy hot
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