Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yaki Udon

I've been in Korea for the last week or so visiting beatz, which has been awesome. But we haven't really done that much cooking. With so many awesome food options, and so cheap, I haven't wanted to waste even a single meal. Last night, we came back home after spending a day at his school (super cute kids!!) and then hitting up Lotte. The only way I can describe this store is that it's basically like Macy's on steroids. There's 13 floors of things to buy. I was a bit overwhelmed so we stuck with the lower level containing all kinds of awesome food stuffs. We did each eat giant mandu (tasty korean dumplings....god I love dumplings), but a few hours later we were at home and found ourselves a bit snacky. So I made the following, not exactly authentic Korean, but at least from the same hemisphere, before we watched Coraline (excellent movie, btw). So here you go, some Yaki Udon (the amounts are estimates, I kinda made it up as I went along)


1 white onion, sliced
1/2 bell pepper, sliced
2 or 3 heads bok choi
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 lb beef, sliced into strips (not sure what kind we bought, it kinda looked like skirt steak)
1 pack frozen udon noodles

2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp teriyaki sauce

Boil the udon, and when done drain and set aside
Meanwhile, heat the oil over med-high heat. Add the vegetables and saute until the onions begin to soften
Add the soy sauce and teriyaki to taste and toss with the veggies
Add the meat
When the meat is almost cooked (3-4 min), add the noodles and cook until the liquid is almost evaporated