You all love my noodles recipes so so much, so here is one more for you all!!
I mean, who doesn’t love noodles, right? 😉
Actually I prefer noodles over rice… lol!
I believe I shared a lot of stir fried noodles, with you from all around Asian countries..
Mie Goreng, Pad Thai, Jjajangmyeon, Chow Mein, Pho Ga, Bacon Pancit, Pad See Ew, Seafood Ramen, Vegan Soba, DIY Cup Ramen, Chow Fun and more, I can’t even name it all here! lol
Check out all my Asian Rice & Noodles recipes HERE!!
Today, let’s make Japanese stir-fried noodles, Yakisoba!
Yaki means fried/grilled and Soba means buckwheat (wheat noodles).
It is very popular noodle dish in Japan, especially on the street.
Every Asian country has their own #1 street noodles and this is Japanese version.
In Japan, there won’t be a festival without yakisoba.
It is tangy, umami, sweet and savory flavor.
Lots of crunch vegetables such as cabbage, carrots and onions.
Usually made with some kind of protein and I believe pork is most common one, but chicken, pork, shrimp or even tofu for vegetarian version is great!
When my husband Jacob went Japan when he was only 12years-old, yakisoba is only dish he wanted to eat as a kid.
He remembers it was very satisfying meal except pickled ginger, benishoga. lol!
He remembers as “very spicy pink thingy” on his delicious yakisoba… lol!!
I think the pickled ginger cuts the grease of yakisoba, so it is a must item for me, but it is really up to your taste.
Jacob still doesn’t eat with pickled ginger now days. 😉
I believe yakisoba is one of the most easiest stir fried noodles recipe, also the most accessible ingredients Asian noodle dish.
So hopefully you can try at home, wherever you live in the world! 🙂
If you can find this Japanese Yakisoba package from your local Asian grocery store at the refrigerator section, definitely grab it!
It comes with the pre-cooked fresh Yakisoba noodles and dry sauce package.
You can definitely use that sauce package, but I shared the sauce recipe from scratch so you can make it without buying the yakisoba package. 🙂
Japanese Street Yakisoba
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
For The Sauce
- 1 Tbs oyster sauce
- 3 Tbs worcestershire sauce (recommended japanese Bulldog brand)
- 3 Tbs water
- 1 Tbs cooking oil
- 4 oz pork belly, cut into bit sizes (you can substitute to any protein you like to your taste)
- 1/2 medium size onion, sliced (approximately 2 oz)
- 1 small carrot, thinly sliced (approximately 1 oz)
- 2 large cabbage leaves, cut into bite size (approximately 3 oz)
- 1 green onion, cut into lengthwise then into 1-inch pieces
- 5 – 6 oz fresh pre-cooked Yakisoba noodles (Or prepare 2 – 3 oz dried egg noodles or angel hair pasta cooked by follow the directions of package you are using)
- Salt & Pepper
For The Garnish
- Aonori, green seaweed powder
- benishoga, shredded pickled ginger
- Combine all ingredients for sauce and set aside. (If you are using dried or raw noodles that cooked right before make yakisoba, then omit water)
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat; add oil and swirl to coat. Add pork and cook until pork edges are golden, about 2 minutes.
- Add all vegetables (onion, carrot, cabbage and green onion), season with pinch of salt and pepper. Cook them until soften about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Push vegetables and pork to edge of skillet to make a room for noodles. Place noodles and let it brown up about 1 minute each side, so this way noodles will have nice crunch bites here and there.
- Pour sauce and let noodles to loosen, about 2 minutes. Stir constantly.
- Transfer yakisoba to a serving plate and garnish with aomori and benishoga to your taste. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
First I want to tell you that I had a really similar life just like you. When I read your profile, I almost cried .because remind me my life! I moved to U.S 2001 from Japan.I was happy also started home sick. I don’t have my Japanese family here, no drivers license! And no friends…then 2002&2003 I had a two boys and got my favorite job which is preschool teacher and I’m still working there!
I started watching your YouTube actually from last week. I’m pregnant for third one and having sickness every day. So I’m staying home. Laying on bed and watching your entire YouTube!
You are super charming and of course great shef.
I love watching your channel and I really want to cook
Korean food so bad when I get better!! Looks so good.
I’ll enjoy your channel from now on! Thank you for sharing great recipes.
Hi Rumi! Glad at least I could be your friends who understands your situation even though it’s through online. Congrats for your third one pregnancy! I bet your kids keeping you buys now! 🙂 Hope my videos can keep entertaining you while you are staying home, and hope your pregnancy sickness gets better!! Lots of love, hugs and kisses!! Xoxox
Hello! I had been following your show and i love it! Im from
philippines that foodie, i had learned lots from
Your teaching and i wish i cud work with you when you have already your own restaurant in uSa. Im presently living here in arlington texas a housewife. Just give me a call if you need an assistant lol! 5618152267 thank you.
Do you know of any place online where I can buy the Maruchan Stir Fry Noodles? I before I moved I could find them in almost any grocery store but the town I’m in now doesn’t sell them anywhere and I’ve gone to every Asian market. I’ve tried the homemade sauce but I actually prefer the seasoning packets probably because I’ve always had them that way.
I would suggest looking on amazon!
I tried amazon and had no luck. Even online Asian grocery stores don’t carry it 🙁