RECIPE: Yakisoba Fried Noodles



Yakisoba is a fried noodle dish that originated in China and is similar to Chow Mein. Even though soba is part of the word yakisoba, it is not made using soba (buckwheat) noodles, but instead made with wheat or egg noodles. It is a hugely popular dish at Japanese festivals and events, but can also be one of the easiest ways to enjoy Japanese food at home.

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• 2 Portions of Egg Noodles
Yakisoba Sauce (*Sauce is sometimes included with noodles in powdered form*)
Pickled Shredded Ginger
Aonori (powdered seaweed)
• 200g Pork
1 Onion
• 1/2 White Cabbage
• 1 Green Pepper
• 2 Small Carrots

Optional Ingredients: Mayonnaise, Dried Bonito Fish Flakes.


1. Begin by cutting the pork into small pieces, carrots and pepper into thin slices and roughly chopping the onion and cabbage.

2. Stir fry the pork until browned, then add the other vegetables except for the cabbage and cook until tender.

3. Add the cabbage after the other vegetables are ready.

4. Add the noodles to the pan, then mix together while adding the yakisoba sauce.

5. Once it is ready, sprinkle over aonori (powdered seaweed) and top with shredded pickled ginger.

6. For extra flavour you can add dried bonito fish flakes and/or mayonnaise.

You can print this recipe and even bring it to the foodshop to find the ingredients.