I’m not sure I’ve eaten a lot of classic Japanese street food in my time, but I stumbled across this dish recently and wanted to give it a go at home. It’s a noodle stir-fry, but it’s the sauce that really makes this a stand-out. The mix of sweet, savoury and tangy make for a rich umami flavour, and I realise I’m channelling the folk of MasterChef in my language here! If you like things a little spicy, consider adding a dash of Sriracha to the sauce.
The wonderful thing about this recipe is how versatile it is in the types of vegetables you can use. I recommend steering clear of any that have a high water content though. If you need to get the dish plated in a hurry, save yourself the hassle and grab a pre-shredded bag of coleslaw mix.
To feed the family, you’re looking at just over $5.50 for the recipe, or less than $1 per serve (assuming you have the vegetables in the fridge). It’s a great one for those living on a budget, but also trying to maintain healthy eating.