Sunday, September 7, 2014

Yaki-soba (Japanese Fried Noodles)

Yaki-soba without cabbage. I didn't have any.

This will make 2 big servings, or 3 regular servings.

First, get your ingredients ready.

Buy a bag of yaki-soba noodles with powdered sauce at the supermarket. Outside of Japan, Asian supermarkets should have them. Then prepare:

½ onion - slice
1 carrot - peel and grate
1 bag of bean sprouts (moyashi) - rinse and drain
200 grams of thinly-sliced pork - remove excess fat 
¼ head of cabbage – sliced into bite-sized pieces, or shredded
2 T Canola oil
2 T water

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions and sauté until they begin to soften, add the carrots, stir a bit, then the meat, stir a bit until it is whitish, then the cabbage, and finally the bean sprouts. Continue to sauté. When the vegetables and meat are cooked (maybe in a minute or 2), add the noodles, water, and the sauce powder. Mix everything around with long chopsticks. Be sure to separate all the noodles. 

When everything is thoroughly mixed and the noodles are soft (1-2 minutes), turn off the stove and serve them. Sometimes the meat and vegetables try to stay behind when you're serving the noodles, so be careful to divide them up, too.

(You might notice that the Yaki-soba in the photo was made with pork that is not thinly sliced. It's what I had on hand, and it worked just fine.)

1 comment:

  1. yum, all of these recipes look delicious! ~ rose xx