Satay Style Noodles

These satay style noodles with a delightful peanut butter sauce can be made with either vegetarian mince or pork mince – perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike!

The incredible sauce is made from simply peanut butter, soy sauce, chilli oil and a splash of water. Those ingredients together are absolutely amazing – you have to try it!

I’ve used udon noodles here. I just find them so comforting – in fact, this is the most perfect comfort food dish. Quick to whip up in the evening and full of those gorgeous textures and flavours. You’re going to love it!

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • Mince – I use vegetarian mince for this recipe. I find it caramelises nicely and gives a good texture. As mentioned above, pork mince is also suitable.
  • Tenderstem broccoli– the thinner your broccoli, the less time you will need to cook it for so if you’re in a hurry, get young broccoli.
  • Udon noodles – you can make this dish with medium noodles but honestly, it won’t be as good. Use the straight to wok variety or precook them.
  • Peanut butter, soy sauce, chilli oil– these are your satay style sauce ingredients for your noodles. Smooth peanut butter is best (though crunchy will work) and dark soy sauce is preferable.

Top Tips

  1. Cooking the mince

    You want your mince to have a good amount of caramelisation and a good crunch, so cook for longer than you would for other mince recipes.

  2. Adding the noodles

    Straight to wok noodles don’t always break up right away – they need a bit of heat. To make it more instant, you can dunk them in boiling water for a second before adding to the wok.

  3. Chilli oil

    Even if you don’t like spice, I REALLY recommend using the chilli oil in this recipe. It’s not spicy – it just adds a gentle warmth. If you love spice, drizzle some more over the top before serving!

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Satay Style Noodles

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Harriet Young
Noodles with mince and broccoli in an incredible peanut butter, soy sauce and chilli oil sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 300 g mince vegetarian or pork
  • 200 g tenderstem broccoli
  • 800 g udon noodles straight to wok variety
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp chilli oil


  • Oil your wok with the vegetable oil. Put on a medium high heat and add the mince. Cook for around 5 minutes, moving around often with a wooden spoon, until caramelised.
  • Chop your broccoli into inch long chunks. Add to the wok and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • In the meantime, make your sauce. Put the peanut butter, soy sauce and chilli oil into a bowl with 100ml boiling water. Stir until combined.
  • Add the noodles and sauce to the wok. Cook and stir well for another 5 minutes until the noodles are warmed through and the sauce is coating everything. Serve immediately.
Keyword noodles

5 responses to “Satay Style Noodles”

  1. 5 stars
    The creamy peanut sauce perfectly complemented the tender noodles, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. It’s a quick and easy dish that has now become a favorite in my household.

  2. 5 stars
    Such a simple and incredibly delicious recipe! Thank you. My daughter will love making this at uni.

  3. 5 stars
    Drooling over this noodles. So flavorful and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 5 stars
    OMG, this was so good and easy to make! Love udon noodles. Definitely a new favorite!

  5. 5 stars
    These noodles turned out so well!! They were perfectly cooked, packed with flavor. My family and I enjoyed it for lunch today!

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