Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-Fry Udon Review

We enjoy eating stir-fry, but it’s a lot of work to make a good one! I was intrigued when I saw this Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-fry Udon at Costco, particularly because it isn’t frozen (just refrigerated). Is this the easy home stir-fry hack you’ve been waiting for?

Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-Fry Udon  package sitting on a table.
Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-Fry Udon

Today I’m reviewing the Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-fry Udon! I found this during a recent Costco trip and haven’t tried it so wanted to review it!

Other similar products I’ve reviewed are the the Costco Stoney Creek Thai Coconut Chicken, Costco Authentic Asian Vegetable Pad Thai, Costco Ajinomoto Tokyo Style Shoyu Ramen with Chicken, Costco Ajinomoto Vegetable Yakisoba and the Costco Arumi Japchae Korean Style Stir-Fried Glass Noodles.

Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-Fry Udon  company description from bag.
Pulmuone is a popular brand in South Korea!

Location in Store

You can find the teriyaki stir-fry udon in the refrigerated section at Costco near the fresh pasta. The item number is 1603399.

Taste

Udon noodles have always been my least favorite kind of noodle due to their size and shape. They remind me of something that lives in the ground so I always prefer to get rice noodles or chow mein. I wanted to try this stir-fry from Costco despite my worry about the noodles turning me off the dish.

The stir fry is really tasty! The dried vegetables, sesame seeds and especially the teriyaki seasoning give it a ton of flavor. You really notice the teriyaki flavor and there’s a touch of heat as well. There aren’t many dried vegetables in the green packets, so they function more as added flavor and texture than a true vegetable component in the stir fry. 

Stir-fry noodles and vegetables in a frying pan with oil, top down image.
Starting to cook! You can see the vegetables underneath.

The udon noodles have a great texture.  They’re chewy, but not too soft and they’re very satisfying. There’s plenty of teriyaki seasoning to cover them well.
My only complaint about this stir fry is that it’s more of a noodle and seasoning base than a true meal, at least in my opinion. It needs more vegetables and some protein! I think there’s probably enough teriyaki seasoning that if you did add these things, you wouldn’t need too add additional sauce/seasoning, but I don’t know for sure. 

Costco Teriyaki Stir-Fry Udon cooked and served in a white bowl.
Ready to eat. Not the most appetizing in appearance.

It also wouldn’t be very easy too add vegetables and meat – it would kill the quick prep time. Maybe if you precooked some in a teriyaki marinade you could just mix them in?

Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-Fry Udon cooked and served in a white bowl, closeup image of noodles wrapped around a fork.
The noodles wrap easily around a fork.

Cost

The cost of this Costco stir-fry meal is $11.99 Canadian and that includes four packets of noodles, four packets of teriyaki seasoning and four packets of vegetables. I think I’d rather pay a bit more to have meat and way more vegetables. For just noodles and seasoning this is a bit expensive.

All the contents of the Costco Pulmuone Stir-Fry on a table laid out, four noodles, four orange packets of seasoning and four green packets of vegetables.
Everything that comes in the package.

Convenience

I cooked my noodles using the stove-top method because I was skeptical about how well a stir fry would turn out in the microwave. It was still really easy to do. I was surprised at how short the recommended cook time was. I ended up cooking my stir fry slightly longer, about four minutes total. It was nice and warm when I finished, but if you want it piping hot, you might want to cook it a little longer.

Costco Teriyaki Stir-Fry Udon cooking directions.
Heating instructions.

The green packet that you add in at the beginning has some dried vegetables and sesame seeds. The orange packet that you add in later on is the teriyaki seasoning. The teriyaki seasoning gives it a nice color in addition to adding flavor.

Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-fry Udon package, close up image.
The noodles, seasoning and vegetables all come in one package.

The best before date is about a month from the date I purchased the stir-fry from Costco and it needs to be kept refrigerated.

Nutrition

Calories

For one packet of noodles, teriyaki seasoning and vegetable topping combined there are 370 calories, six grams of fat, 72 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, nine grams of sugar, seven grams of protein and 820 grams of sodium. The sodium is a little high or someone watching their intake. Also the carbs are high for someone who is on a low carb diet.

Costco Pulmuone Stir-Fry nutrition facts from the package.
Nutrition Facts.

Ingredients

I find it interesting that there’s so many different kinds of fish in the sauce! This is definitely not gluten-free so anyone who is Celiac should steer clear. Both the noodles and sauce are full of unhealthy ingredients and ones that sound very chemical based to me.

The Costco teriyaki stir-fry ingredients label from the package.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 7 on it’s own, lower if you add stuff.

Nutrition: 1/10 (needs protein and some real veggies).

Overall

Give it a try!

The Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-fry Udon is great as a base, but needs extra vegetables and protein to make it a complete meal. .

Have you tried this? What did you think of it?


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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12 thoughts on “Costco Pulmuone Teriyaki Stir-Fry Udon Review”

  1. We are currently in Florida and I tried it here. We love it, and used it as a side dish for something else. I went back to get more and not only did they not have any, but customer service said they aren’t expecting any more! I am hoping they have them when we get back to Canada.

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  2. The Teriyaki Udon Noodle by Pulmuone is disappointing and the worst thing I bought. The noodles no matter how you prepare comes out mushy gross, turns back into rice. I used some hot water in a pan for even 1 minute to defrost and loosen and still mushy bad. Then the small freeze dried pebbles of peas is barely a meal. Just buy rice and frozen vegetables and you will be happier. The package is pretty though. Costco needs to try this at home and take off the shelfs.

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    • Hey Stephen, I tried it twice this week, and I cooked it on the stove top. The noodles did never turn to mush. I wonder what you did to achieve that! You need to add some water, even a little more than it tells you, and just add the noodles in after the water/broth is boiling. Cover and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes, stir once or twice lightly, done. The peas were quite hard the first time. Second time, I put them with the water in a little bowl and nuked them for 3 minutes. Then I added that to the spice and oil mix, with the water, and the noodles. All went well!

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    • You’re not supposed to boil the noodles as they aren’t frozen. In my experience of following the recipe as directed, and as all the other reviews indicate, we think they are delicious. I do agree that more veggies are needed, so I just add the kind that I like.

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  3. I stir-fried it and added cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, green beans, carrots, and garlic (+evoo, soy sauce, white pepper). Green onions and jalapeños on top. Also served with egg rolls. We didn’t use the freeze dried veggies it came with. It was pretty good. I’d definitely buy this again, especially when on sale!
    It came with 4 packets and we cooked 2, for 2 adults. With adding all the veggies, it yielded enough for leftovers tomorrow.

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  4. I really liked this; good flavor; good chew on the noodles. But to make it a more complete and satisfying meal; first time I added steamed broccoli and leftover pork. Second time I added steamed carrots and broccoli and sautéed shrimp. Both times I used 1/2 T of sesame oil to sauté the noodles.

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  5. Yes! I recently tried the Pulmuone teriyaki udon noodle entree. I thought it was yummy. And don’t think you’ll ever find anything to make that is any faster. I, like you, wanted more protein and veggies. I also wish it was available in more stores. I don’t always want to or feel like going to one of the big box club stores. The second time I made this for myself I cut up some store-cooked chicken (white meat chicken beast from Sprouts rotisserie chicken) and it made a huge difference towards making it a complete meal. If only I’d had some broccoli and carrots I could have cut those up in small bite size chunks for faster cooking time just prior to prepping the stir fry upon noodles. I will be using this product again very soon so I will be making sure to have ingredients on hand to prepare with it..I think it’s a great way to have a warm home prepared meal when you’re not up to cooking. It took 4 minutes from package to my bowl!

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  6. I’m a big fan of these for its convince, for easy protein I add a hard boiled egg or two and marinate it in some soy/chilli flake mixture.

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  7. We tried this just this past week and really enjoyed it.

    I, too, questioned the amount of veggies and lack of protein … to make it a meal and not just a side dish. Solved this by adding some freeze-dried* peas, freeze-dried* green onions, and a can of the Costco chicken chunks, plus 2T water.

    This did not add much time to the cooking process … perhaps 2-3 minutes … the chicken ‘shredded’ itself while stir frying the noodles.

    * We freeze-dry our own foods.

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  8. I love the Teriyaki Stir fry Udon. But it’s rarely available in the Costco in Brandywine, MD. Can you please notify me when it’s available.
    Thanks

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