Yakisoba Noodles with Pork(Japanese Stir Fried Noodles)

This is a bowl of noodle heaven! This Japanese yakisoba is full of savory goodness thanks to the epic sauce and juicy pork!

Yakisoba is a delicious Japanese inspired dish made with noodles, vegetables, and meat. This recipe is made with crispy juicy pork, Chinese cabbage, mushrooms and broccoli. Finally, this noodle dish is completed with an incredible sweet and savory sauce.

What is Yakisoba ?

Yakisoba- “fried noodle”, is a Japanese noodle stir-fry dish. Yakisoba is prepared by frying ramen-style wheat noodles with bite-size pork and chopped vegetables, such as onion, mushrooms, cabbage and season with yakisoba sauce.

Yakisoba is most familiarly served on a plate either as a main dish or a side dish. And this is one of the reasons I love about it, its the perfect family dinner. One of my favorite Japanese noodle dishes is Yakisoba. However, it’s a really simple dish to make with just a few veggies, your favorite protein and an incredibly delicious and easy sauce.

Takeout is a thing of the past because now, you can make this popular dish at home.  Not only is Yakisoba easy to make, but it’s quite a versatile dish because you can add pretty much any ingredients you like to make it your own. While you can buy and use store-bought yakisoba sauce, I am going to show you how to make it with just a handful of ingredients.

What is Yakisoba Sauce?

Yakisoba Sauce is mostly used for seasoning yakisoba, the classic Japanese fried noodles. Sweet and savory, this versatile sauce can also be used in any of your stir fry recipes. What makes this sauce different is the use of ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.

What can I use instead Yakisoba Noodles?

Ramen noodles are the most similar to yakisoba noodles and are a great substitute. Or even fresh chow mein, otherwise instant/dried ramen noodles are super easy to find at any store.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS RECIPE?

  • It’s done in 30 minutes
  • Easy weeknight dinner
  • Have amazing flavor
  • It is low budget and an amazing flavorful dinner/lunch

Fire up your wok and get this Yakisoba Pork dish in no time on your table. This classic Chinese restaurant style stir-fry is one of the most-requested recipes – make it to find out why! This Yakisoba Noodles with Pork is kid-friendly and is a big hit in my household.

 A quick and easy Asian inspired recipe perfect for busy weeknights and ready in 30 minutes. This classic Japanese Yakisoba Noodles with Pork is a very handy basic skill for any home cook.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Marinating your meat is very important. You can marinate it from 15 minutes up to 24 hours. The longer you marinate, the more flavor your meat will have.
  • Fry ingredients separately. You want all veggies or proteins to have their own taste, if you throw in everything together, they will all taste the same.
  • Use high heat! This way everything fries up quickly.
  • If you can, use fresh Yakisoba, if not make sure to soak for few minutes the one that are in package. Gently with a thong swish the noodles around so they can separate in the hot water. Make sure you do that no longer than a minute, other wise you will overcook it later in the wok.

Yakisoba Noodles with Pork(Japanese Stir Fried Noodles)

Stela Georgieva
This is a bowl of noodle heaven! This Japanese yakisoba is full of savory goodness thanks to the epic sauce and juicy pork!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 162 kcal

Equipment

Chinese Wok

Ingredients
 
 

For the Yakisoba Sauce:

For the Yakisoba:

  • 1 pound Yakisoba Noodles - rinse and drained
  • 2 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 1 pound pork shoulder(Boston butt) - cut to small strips
  • 1 small onion - sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 oz. mushrooms - shitake or mushrooms of your choice
  • Chinese broccoli - blanched
  • 4 cloves garlic - thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce - for marinating the meat

Instructions
 

Marinate the Pork:

  • Ina small bowl add the pork slices, fish sauce, corn starch,1 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. oil and mix well everything. Let it marinate foe at least 15 minutes.
  • Mean while work on slicing all the veggies and preparing the sauce.

Make the Yakisoba Sauce:

  • In a bowl combine all the Yakisoba sauce ingredients together. Set aside.

Prep the noodles:

  • Remove the noodles from their package, and place in a hot water with a tong swish around the noodles gently to separate them. Also helps to remove the oil coating on top of the noodles.

Stir fry the veggie and pork.

  •  In a large wok or skillet, heat the peanut oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork pieces and cook until no longer pink. Remove from wok with a slotted spoon. Add the sliced onion and mushrooms and cook for another 2 minutes until the onion softens. Add the garlic, Chinese broccoli and broccoli and cook for a few more minutes.
  •  Add the Yakisoba noodles and pork to the wok then pour the sauce over everything. Toss everything together using tongs. Cook for another 2 minutes until the noodles are heated and coated with the sauce.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Substitute the pork with beef, chicken, pork belly, or seafood such as calamari or shrimp.
  • I use a pre-cooked Yakisoba, but you can substitute with fresh Yakisoba or dry ramen.
  • Remove the noodles from their package, and place in a hot water with a tong swish around the noodles gently to separate them. Also helps to remove the oil coating on top of the noodles.
  • Use a big wok or nice heavy bottom pan to cook the dish. A nice char on the veggies and golden crust on the meat is what you are looking for. This will give the dish the amazing flavor you are going for.

Nutrition

Calories: 162 kcalCarbohydrates: 22 gProtein: 3 gFat: 8 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2 gMonounsaturated Fat: 3 gSodium: 1131 mgPotassium: 380 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 8 gVitamin A: 260 IUVitamin C: 35 mgCalcium: 48 mgIron: 1 mg
Keyword Yakisoba Noodles, Pork Yakisoba. Yakisoba Stir-Fry
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