Mr. Cook’s Broccoli Noodle

A quick weekday dinner that is flexible and delicious.

Boil 54oz water in the kettle while you clean the broccoli and chop the onion, garlic and ginger.

When the chopping is done, heat the vegetable oil in a large wok over medium heat. When the water is done boiling, add to pot with the udon noodles and boil for 11 minutes. Drain when done and return to pot.

When oil is hot, add onion and stir until starting to get translucent, around 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, blackened seasoning, marjoram, and sumac and continue to saute for another minute or two.

Add the broccoli stems and cook for five minutes, stirring frequently. Add the rest of the broccoli and cook for another five minutes, continuing to stir frequently.

When the broccoli is pleasantly firm, add the udon noodles, then drizzle soy sauce and sesame oil on top. Stir well to combine noodles with broccoli, onion, and seasonings. Serve hot, with a fried egg on top if desired.


25 minutes


4 servings


  • 1 head of broccoli, cleaned and separated into florets and 1/4″ chopped stems
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1″ ginger, minced
  • 1 package Japanese udon noodles
  • 2 tsp blackened seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • Sesame oil
  • Soy sauce
  • 4 eggs (optional)