My family and I have grown to really love yakisoba. We were at a BBQ with my husband’s co-workers and the Japanese made it look extremely easy to make the yakisoba on the grill. After the BBQ we have had this meal many times pan fried in our own home and it is a great meal for Meatless Mondays for those of you that do that in your home, but for those that don’t do veggie meals you can easily add meat to your yakisoba.
What you need:
Meat (optional) – you can use pork, beef, chicken, any type of meat you want make sure its cut thin and small. One large chicken breast would be enough for this recipe.
Fish Cake (optional) – the Japanese like putting this in their yakisoba and its traditionally in it in most recipes. You can get this at a local Asian market and I have seen it at Safeway a few times when we lived in the States. We opt out on this.
Veggies – We bought our veggies at our local farmers market. The fun part of this recipe is you can customize it to have whatever veggies your heart desires. For instructional purposes we used bell peppers, onions, and cabbage.
Noodles – We used udon noodles that we bought in the frozen section at the local Asian market. You can also buy this shelf stable type that I found on Amazon. Make sure your noodles are defrosted before pan frying.
Yakisoba Sauce – We bought a premade mix at the Asian Store. You can also get this Yakisoba Sauce on Amazon but its three times the cost. We got ours at the store for $3.
Sesame seed oil if you have it. If not, olive oil or vegetable oil will do.
Precut your vegetables and eye how much you will need. It was only my husband, LO, and I, so this was plenty for us.
In your frying pan, dabble a little bit of your oil to keep the noodles from sticking and add your noodles. If you have the prepackage noodles like I have a good tip is one package per serving. Since it is the two of us adults and a baby, I just did two packages. I put my frying pan on medium heat.
Once your noodles are slightly warmed up (this takes about a minute or two) I added in my veggies and my sauce. Mix in your sauce for a minute or so, be careful to not overcook your veggies which can be easily done.
All done! Easy Yakisoba that took fifteen minutes to prep and cook!