Yaki Soba (Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles)

Yaki Soba: Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles


I lived in Japan for 3 years.

Laura in a Kimono
One of my favourite parts of summer was going to the local matsuris (festivals) dressed in a traditional Japanese yukata (summer kimono) and eating the street food.

Akiko and Mihoko

My friends Mihoko and Akiko wearing yukatas

One of my favourites was yaki soba. Basically stir fried noodles.

I often make this dish at home and the boys will eat it. It’s a great excuse to practice using chopsticks, too!

Although it calls for soba noodles (which I can find in organic stores, or the natural food section at the grocery store) you could probably try it with any noodle, including spaghetti.

My Japanese friend, Mihoko, pictured above, just told me that you can actually turn spaghetti into Chinese noodles easily by doing this trick! She is now living in Switzerland and does this when she makes her yakisoba!

What’s the trick?

Add your favourite vegetables and enjoy!

Yaki Soba (Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles)
Serves 4
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  1. 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. 7 Ounces (200g) roast pork, cut thin
  3. 6 leaves cabbage, cut in slices
  4. 7 ounces (200g) bean sprouts
  5. 2 small green peppers, cut in slivers
  6. 1 1/4 pounds fresh (or 1 pound dried) soba noodles, or ramen noodles (or any noodles) cooked in boiling water until al dente, drained, and patted dry
  1. 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  2. 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  1. Heat half the oil in a frying pan and saute the pok and vegetables over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until tender.
  2. Remove from frying pan and set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining vegetable oil and fry the noodles for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Return the pork and vegetables to the frying pan and season with Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce.
  5. Fry 1-2 minutes more and serve on individual plates.
  6. Sprinkle with crushed nori seaweed or sesame seeds if desired.
  1. You can add any other vegetables like carrot, mushrooms, etc.
  2. Try making it vegetarian.
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Soba Noodle package

Soba Noodle package


Cut Pork into thin strips


Use any combination of vegetables


Stir fry vegetables and pork


Mix sauce


For and EASY adaption, use a bag of Randsland Super Salad Mix instead of the chopped cabbage! #SupportLocal

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