- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 medium sliced Onions
- 100g/ 3 oz sliced mushroomsmy favorite is a mix of shitake mushrooms and button mushrooms
- 1 julienned Carrot
- 1 sliced red bell pepper
- ½ head cut thinly cabbage
- 500g/ 1 lb. of thin cut Sirloin meat
- 500g/ 1 lb. chinese egg noodlescooked according to manufacturer
- 30ml/ 1oz. homemade Yakisoba sauce
- 3 Scallionincluding the white part
The Japanese famous stir fry noodles, Yakisoba, are among the most popular dishes in Japan and a great stir fry noodle dish on its own.
Like every Japanese cuisine, this dish has Japanese flavors different than your average stir fry and indeed there are many variations, but they all have this distinct Japanese feeling you get from the Japanese seasoning.
What is Yakisoba?
Literally translated, it means “fried buckwheat” and although the name implies for buckwheat noodles as its originally made, the most popular version today is actually with wheat noodles, the common type are the typical Chinese stir fry noodles, yellowish in color and have the soft chewy texture similar to ramen noodles.
The nice thing about this great stir fry is that you can use multiple ingredients, there is not one true version, although I would say the most popular one is probably made with pork, there are different types of this dish, made out of sausages, seafood, beef and whatever you have in mind.
When it comes to the vegetables, you can also use any kind you like, the traditional Yakisoba is low in ingredients due to the dominant Yakisoba sauce.
The special flavor of this dish comes from the Yakisoba sauce which is a kind of a Japanese Barbeque sauce. If you can’t get the Yakisoba sauce you can follow this recipe for a homemade sauce that will perform just as good as the bought sauce. When making a sauce at home you can also play with the acidity and adjust it to your needs.
The yakisoba sauce is a trademark in Japanese cuisines and used for many different traditional dishes like the famous Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake) and for the takoyaki (squid in flour batter).
If you have never made Yakisoba at home, give it a shot, you’ll be amazed how easy it is and what a great dinner it can be, and like the Japanese use to say, いただきます (bon appetite)!
cooking the meat
adding the vegetables
finishing the Yakisoba
Add the noodles and the yakisoba sauce, stir all ingredients and reduce heat to medium, cook for 3 more minutes.