Brown Butter Garlic Udon Noodles

Be wowed by the simplicity and flavourful Brown Butter Garlic Udon Noodles!

Be wowed by the simplicity and flavourful Brown Butter Garlic Udon Noodles!

When I saw Rasa Malaysia’s Brown Butter Garlic Noodles, I had to make it! Though this recipe is flawless on its own, I tweaked it a little bit by using Udon noodles (those thick chewy Japanese noodles), salted butter and left out the Parmesan cheese. Instead, I added a fried egg with a runny yolk (you can also add a yolk) and I couldn’t help myself and garnish these noodles with black sesame seeds, chili flakes and finely chopped spring onions.

I ate these noodles two days in a row as breakfast and I’m contemplating of making them tomorrow as well 🙈 They are that good! Try ‘em out and let me know what you think.

Brown Butter Garlic Udon Noodles

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Total: 15 min

  • Vegetables


NOTE: this recipe serves one person.

- 200 gr (1 package of Udon noodles)
- 1 ½ tbsp salted butter (I used Le Gall, you can find it at Albert Heijn)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 or 2 tbsp Oyster sauce

For garnish:

- 1 fried egg (cooked in 2 tbsp Le Gall, optional)
- ¼ spring onion (finely chopped)
- ¼ tsp black sesame seeds
- ¼ tsp chili flakes (optional)

This recipe is adapted from Rasa Malaysia.



  1. Cook the Udon noodles according to the package instructions and set these aside.

  2. Heat up a pan on medium heat and add the butter. Let this melt and cook until the butter starts to foam and turns into a light brown. Then add the minced garlic. Let this cook for a minute before you add the Oyster sauce. Keep stirring and then add the Udon noodles Mix well for another minute and turn off the heat.

  3. Add the Udon noodles to a bowl and scrape out all the buttery sauce. Then add your fried egg and garnish with spring onions, black sesame seeds and chili flakes.

    - Add your leftover (vegan) meat/veggies to the buttery sauce and cook it along with the noodles.

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