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Yumiko's Home Cooking YAKISOBA


Yakisoba (焼きそば) is the Japanese version of stir-fried noodles. The noodles are stir fried with sliced pork and plenty of vegetables and then coated with a sweet and mildly spicy sauce that distinguishes it from other Asian stir-fried noodles.

Yakisoba is one of the most popular street foods in Japan, and Yakisoba stalls can always be found at festivals.

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 20 mins


Ingredients (tbsp=15ml, cup=250ml)

  • 300g/10.5oz yellow noodles (note 1)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp oil (vegetable oil or peanut oil)
  • 200g/7oz pork thinly sliced into bite-size pieces (note 2)
  • 60g/2oz carrot thinly sliced diagonally
  • 100g/3.5oz cabbage cut into bite-size pieces (note 3)
  • 3 shiitake mushrooms sliced into 2mm/ 1/16" thick
  • 2 stalks green onions diagonally sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
    • YAKISOBA SAUCE (note 4)

    • 40ml/1.4oz Bulldog tonkatsu sauce
    • 50ml/1.7oz Bulldog usuta sauce
    • 1 tsp soy sauce
    • ½ tbsp tomato ketchup
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • ½ tsp dashi seasoning powder diluted in ½ tsp hot water (note 5)
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      The complete article can be found in Issue #281 of the Tokyo Journal.

    Written By:

    Yumiko Maehashi
    Born and raised in Tokyo, Yumiko Maehashi immigrated to Australia with her family in 1981. After her children kept bugging her for their favorite Japanese recipes, she decided to collate them so they could make the dishes themselves. Now you can too!


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