Yakisoba, literally fried noodles, is considered a Japanese dish but originally derived from the Chinese chow mein. While chow mein uses soy sauce, the Japanese season this noodle with a sweeten Worcestershire like sauce. Although soba means buckwheat, typically suggesting noodles made from that flour in mainland Japan, yakisoba noodles are made from wheat flour similar to ramen. Yakisoba is very easy to make and you can add almost any ingredients to make it your own. Popular yakisoba varieties include vegetarian, seafood, chicken, beef or classic with pork belly.
2 packet yakisoba noodles – about 5.5 oz each packet
2 chicken thigh meats – cut into small cubes and lightly season with salt and pepper
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 small carrot – julienned
3 shiitake mushrooms – cut small
Half onion – sliced thinly
Some spring onions for garnish
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
¼ tsp pepper
Salt to taste
3 tbsp of water
1. Combined all the yakisoba sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Set it aside. Microwave the yakisoba noodles for a minute in the microwave.
2. Heat up 3 tbsp of vegetable oil in a wok or skillet on medium heat. Add in the onions and chicken and stir fry it until the chicken is almost cooked. Add in the carrot and cabbage and continue to stir fry for a minute.
3. Add in the noodles follow by the yakisoba sauce. Continue to toss and turn the noodles until well mix with the sauce. Cook it for another minute.
4. Dish out and sprinkle on some spring onion. Serve warm.