Yakisoba - literally translated "fried noodles" Yakisoba food is usually connected with yakisoba sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce, but thicker and sweeter.) The japanese noodles are made of wheat flour and they are similar. The noodles are stir-fried with vegetables (like onion, cabbage, carrot) and/or meat (like pork) and flavoured with yakisoba sauce and pepper. In the end, the Yakisoba is garnished with many ingredients such as “beni-shoga” (sliced pickled ginger), “katsuobushi” (fish flakes), “aonori” (powder of seaweeds) and mayonnaise.

Yakisoba can be served as a side dish or main course. Yakisoba is a typical dish in Japanese festivals.

Yakisoba also comes in small packages where it is cooked instantly. They are usually available at Japanese markets as well as in Asian grocery stores located all around the world. It is simply prepared by adding hot water Another type of yakisoba is its instant variant. Instant packages of yakisoba are commonly available at Japanese supermarkets as well as Asian grocery stores all around the world. This instant version is simply prepared by adding hot water.

(For 2 persons)
  • 2 packages (per 150g) of noodles
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 50g cured ham
  • 4-6 tbsp of yakisoba sauce (alternatively the same amount of Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 110 g of boneless pork rib
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 small carrots
  • 2 green heads of cabbage
  • 1/4 of medium onion
  • salt
  • pepper
  • aonori
  • beni-shoga
  • Then heat oil in a medium-sized frying-pan on medium heat.
  • Cut pork meat into thin slices and stir-fry it until it is almost cooked with salt and pepper.
  • Chop carrots into thin rectangles, remove core of green pepper, cut onion into thin slices and add everything to the frying-pan and stir-fry for a few minutes.
  • Then cut leaves of cabbages, add them into the pan and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Afterwards, put noodles into the pan.
  • Pour water over the noodles and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Reduce the heat and steam for a couple of minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add yakisoba sauce accordingly your taste.
  • Stir the noodles, salt it with aonori and beni-shoga and serve.

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