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For a quick and easy weeknight meal, try this delicious dish with the chewiness bite of the noodles complemented with the crunchy texture of the rapini and flavourful profile of the imitation crab meat combined with savoury teriyaki sauce sure to satisfy noodle fans alike!
I love rummaging through the fridge and grabbing any ingredient available in order to turn it into a quick weeknight meal (especially after a long day at work). This dish came together very quickly and was so tasty I had to have a second serving!


If you have the time, you can buy the exact ingredients ahead, if not, use what you have available in your pantry and fridge. The key is to use 1 part noodle, 1 part protein and 1 part vegetable. I used fresh wide wonton noodles for this recipe. You can substitute with other types such as instant, egg, spaghetti or chow mein noodles. Follow package instructions to prepare if they are dehydrated but make sure you under cook these al dente style. One, the noodles will continue to cook after they’ve been strained WITHOUT rinsing; Two, we will be mixing them with the hot cooked teriyaki meat sauce which will continue to cook the noodles further and three, because the noodles were not rinsed, the starch in the noodles will help absorb and hold onto the teriyaki sauce.

*Good To Know*

  • Fresh Wonton Noodles can be found in the fridge section of any Asian grocery store. Usually in 400g trays.
  • Mirin – a sweet and tangy rice wine. Can be found near the vinegar section at asian grocery store. (can be substituted with rice vinegar). A key staple in Teriyaki sauce.
  • Black Vinegar – is an aged vinegar with notes of malt and smoky flavour. Also found in asian grocery store by the vinegar section.
  • Toasted sesame seeds – take the time to toast your own sesame seeds. It will add more flavour to your sauce. 
  • Soy Seasoning Sauce – I like using the Seasoning Soy sauce (such as Maggi in a cone cylinder shaped bottle) instead of regular Soy sauce as it tends to have more flavour with less sodium and is meant for stir fry etc. If you prefer to use a dark soy sauce or regular soy sauce, that is fine too. One thing to note is if you’re using less sodium soy sauce you may need to season the combined sauce with a bit more salt.
  • No Ingredients to make Teriyaki from scratch? No problem! Store bought Teriyaki sauce will work too. Use 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the sauce and add 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
  • Chili Oil, substitute with sriracha or any other hot sauce you like. Adjust the amount according to taste. It can also be omitted completely if you prefer no chili heat to the dish
  • Imitation Crab Meat – Found in the frozen section of asian grocery store. Thaw the meat 30 min prior to cooking by leaving on the counter or gently thaw in the microwave. Remove from individual plastic wrap and pull the meat apart with your fingers. If you are substituting with shrimp or meat, be sure to follow step 4.
  • Protein – Should you choose a different type of meat to cook with the noodles, the order in which you cook this will be slightly different. (crab meat is pre-cooked and does not need long to cook). For step #3, if using shrimp or meat (such as chicken, beef or pork), add this in after the garlic is fried. Sauteé until it’s 75% cooked through, then add Gai Lan and a pinch of Salt. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes and add in Teriyaki sauce.
  • If using substitute noodles such as instant, egg or chow mein, follow package instructions to pre-cook the dehydrated noodles but make sure to undercook so that you can stir fry the noodles with the sauce and ingredients
spicy teriyaki noodles

Take the time to toast your sesame seeds as that will create a beautiful aroma to your sauce. If you don’t have white sesame seeds on hand then substituting with pre-toasted sesame seeds or even sesame oil (1 tablespoon)  is ok too.

Mortar and Pestle

If you don’t have all of the ingredients available for home made Teriyaki sauce, you can use bottled teriyaki sauce, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons chili oil.

Wonton Noodles

Using a type of noodle for this dish is based on your personal preference and depends what you have on hand. As explained in my notes above, the key to having chewy, flavourful noodles is not to rinse with cold water after straining and to undercook them.

Vegetables! Who doesn’t love them? Ok, maybe a few picky eaters. Rule of thumb is to use a leaf vegetable. If your local grocery store does not have Gai Lan substituting with Broccolini, Rapini or Bok choy works as well.

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Spicy Teriyaki Wonton Noodles (with imitation crab meat)

For a quick and easy weeknight meal, try this delicious dish with the chewiness bite of the noodles complemented with the crunchy texture of the rapini and flavourful profile of the imitation crab meat combined with savoury teriyaki sauce sure to satisfy noodle fans alike!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 4

Ingredients

Spicy Teriyaki Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon (2 cloves) garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) green onions, finely sliced, 1 tablespoon set aside
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) soy seasoning sauce, (or regular soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin, (or rice vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons sake, (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon black chinese vinegar, (or white vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil

Noodles

  • 4 liter boiling water, salted (1 tablespoon)
  • 1.8 pounds (816 g) wide wonton egg noodles*
  • 1 tablespoon (2 cloves) garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil, 2 tablespoons set aside
  • 3 cups (710 g) Gai Lan, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 cups (12 sticks) imitation crab meat, shredded

Garnish

  • 4 wedges Lime

INSTRUCTIONS 

Teriyaki Sauce

  • In a non stick frying pan on low heat, toast sesame seeds for 1 to 2  minutes or until golden brown, stirring continuously. Let cool for a few minutes. Add seeds to a mortar and grind with pestle to release aromatic flavour and oil of seeds. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add soy sauce, mirin, sake, black vinegar, chili oil, green onion, brown sugar and minced garlic to sesame bowl. Stir well to combine and set aside.

Noodles

  • In a large pot, bring water with salt to a boil. Fluff egg noodles with fingers to loosen up before adding to boiling water. Cook noodles for 2 to 3 minutes or until al dente. Drain (don't rinse) and transfer to a large heat proof mixing bowl. Mix 2 tablespoons Oil into noodles to prevent from sticking.
  • Add 2 tablespoons oil to a large Wok (or frying pan) on medium high heat. Add garlic and fry until fragrant and slightly brown (1 minute).
  • Add Gai Lan and pinch of salt. Sauteé for 5 minutes, add teriyaki sauce and shredded crab meat. Keep stirring and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add into bowl with noodles. Mix well until everything is combined.
  • Divide into 4 serving bowls (or plates), garnish with green onions and a wedge of lime to the side. Serve while hot.
Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: crab, noodles, teriyaki, wonton

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Tips

Fresh Wonton Noodles can be found in the fridge section of any Asian grocery store. Usually in 400g trays.
Mirin, a sweet and tangy rice wine. Can be found near the vinegar section at asian grocery store. (can be substituted with rice vinegar ). A key staple in Teriyaki sauce.
Black Vinegar is an aged vinegar with notes of malt and smoky flavour. Also found in asian grocery store by the vinegar section.
Toasted sesame seeds take the time to toast your own sesame seeds. It will add more flavour to your sauce. 
Soy Seasoning Sauce, I like to use the Seasoning Soy sauce (such as Maggi in a cone cylinder shaped bottle) instead of regular Soy sauce as it’s packed with more flavour with less sodium and is meant for stir fry etc. If you prefer to use a dark soy sauce or regular soy sauce, that is fine too. One thing to note is if you’re using less sodium soy sauce you may need to add a bit more salt to your teriyaki sauce. (season according to taste preference)
Chili Oil, substitute with sriracha or any other hot sauce you like. Adjust the amount according to taste. It can also be omitted completely if you prefer no chili heat to the dish
No ingredients to make Teriyaki sauce from scratch? No problem! Store bought Teriyaki sauce will work too. Use 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the sauce and add 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
Imitation Crab Meat Found in the frozen section of asian grocery store. Thaw the meat 30 min prior to cooking by leaving on the counter or gently thaw in the microwave. Remove from individual plastic wrap and pull the meat apart with your fingers. If you are substituting with shrimp or meat, be sure to follow step 4.
Protein Should you choose a different type of meat to cook with the noodles, the order in which you cook this will be slightly different. (crab meat is pre-cooked and does not need long to cook). For step #3, if using shrimp or meat (such as chicken, beef or pork), add this in after the garlic is fried. Sauteé until it’s 75% cooked through, then add Gai Lan and a pinch of Salt. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes and add in Teriyaki sauce.
Substitute Noodles such as instant, egg or chow mein, follow package instructions to pre-cook the dehydrated noodles but make sure to undercook so that you can stir fry the noodles with the sauce and ingredients
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Teriyaki Wonton Noodles (with imitation crab meat)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 538 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 1087mg47%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 112g37%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 2194IU44%
Vitamin C 166mg201%
Calcium 219mg22%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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