Monday, June 10, 2013

Chicken Yakisoba

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

Yakisoba sauce:

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.


Alice said...

I love this dish. Yours looks so yummy :)

cikmanggis said...

Hi Gert :)Baru bangun tidur ke?I konfius bila anak-anak buat panggilan dari luar negara.Selalu tanya pagi ke petang ?hehe.

Menu yang simple dan pastinya bila lihat bahan-bahannya ,sangat sesuai dengan selera kami.Pasti nak cuba ni .

suituapui said...

Drooling! That looks soooo good! Slurps!

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Hi Gert, i've never thought of using Soba to fry noodles - sounds good - definitely a much better option than yellow me! I have a packet of soba in my frige, will give this a go soon.

Shereen said...

Look so sedap, Gert! I have never tried soba noodles before.. Hehehe, jakun habis I. Will try to get some to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing:)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i love this type of simple stir fried chow mein, perfect for a quick lunch..

Algodão Tão Doce said...

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Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


Beijos Marie.

tinyskillet said...

It's been awhile since we've had yakisoba. This looks great have to try it you way!

PH said...

Gertrude, I haven't tried Soba noodles before. This dish looks quiet simple and delish!

~~louise~~ said...

I agree with Sonia. This dish would make a delicious lunch. I'm going to save this link!

Thank you so much for sharing...

Unknown said...

yummy..wanna some...

My Little Space said...

Hmm...yummm almost dinner time already! Wish I can have some too. Btw, are you making any zhang this year? Tomoroow is 'duan wu jie'!
Enjoy your day dear.

Unknown said...

This is good for my lunch, simple and yummy.

li said...

Nice yummy pictures. Thanks for posting all these lovely recipes. They give me ideas what to cook.
I love yakisoba especially this homemade sauce from

ICook4Fun said...

Alice, thank you.

Cik Manggis, kat sini kalau pagi kat Malaysia will be malam :)

Arthur, thank you.

Esther, actual the noddles it very much like our yellow noddles. You can try it with soba noddles but make sure you boil it first :)

Shereen, it just like our regular yellow noddles. It is just the name of the dish that called yakisoba :)

Sonia, yes this is what I had for lunch :)

Algodao, thank you.

Lyndsey, thank you.

Phong Hong, you should as they were pretty good.

Louise, you are welcome.

Norzila, :)

Kristy, yes I did make some but look pretty bad ha ha..

Xing hui, thanks.

Li, thanks