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Yakisoba Recipe (Video)

Yakisoba is a staple at festivals in Japan. Delicious wheat noodles, accompanied by vegetables and bathed in a sauce that gives the dish its name and is cooked until it caramelizes slightly.

How to make yakisoba at home?

To make yakisobas at home you will need:

  • Vermicelli
  • Meat (chicken, beef, pork) or prawns, cuttlefish, tofu…
  • Vegetables, once again you can opt for those that you like the most, onion, carrot, pepper,..
  • Yakisoba sauce, homemade or store-bought.

The noodles.

When we talk about soba, we’re usually referring to those Japanese noodles made with buckwheat. However, historically, the word soba was used to refer to any long, thin noodle. It’s no wonder then, that yakisoba noodles are alkaline noodles made from common wheat flour.

Nowadays it is easy to find them prepared in Japanese and Asian stores, allowing us to make delicious yakisoba noodles at home in less than 15 minutes. Undoubtedly, pre-cooked noodles, even if they are not up to the standard of fresh ones, are so convenient that we always have them in our pantry.

Meat

Traditionally, yakisoba contains a protein element and vegetables. The protein is provided, in our case, by pork cut very thin. However, you can also choose to do it with chicken, beef, prawns, cuttlefish,…. Whatever you like the most!

Vegetables

Something similar happens with vegetables. Traditionally, yakisoba will be made with cabbage, carrot, and onion.

However, if you don’t have these at home or you simply want other types of vegetables, you can make them with green peppers, shitake mushrooms, green beans,….

Yakisoba sauce.

Much of the fun of yakisoba noodles is their delicious sauce. You can buy it ready-made, it’s delicious and it’s very practical to have it at home.

Some of you have told me that you don’t have Asian supermarkets near you, so today I’ll tell you how you can prepare it at home, in less than 5 minutes!

Traditionally, yakisoba sauce is made with a plant-based sauce called chūno sōsu. This sauce is very popular and is used for everything from hamburgers to Tonkatsu. Its flavor is similar to Worcestershire sauce, with the Japanese version being sweeter and with a thicker texture.

With this in mind, we can develop our own yakisoba sauce at home, cheap, easy and even, suitable for oyster allergy sufferers using 5 ingredients: Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, oyster sauce (or in case you are allergic to oysters, you can replace it with mushroom sauce), honey and pepper.

Secret to a 10 yakisoba!

If you’ve been to Japan or to restaurants specializing in yakisoba, you’ll know that yakisoba is usually cooked on fairly large steel plates known as teppan.

Thanks to the size of the griddles and how hot they are, the cook can move the ingredients easily and consistently. This allows the ingredients to cook quickly, retaining their color while giving them a slight toasty aroma.

To replicate that scent at home, there’s an easy solution, use a large wrought-iron skillet. On the one hand, its size allows us to move the ingredients easily. On the other hand, as it is made of wrought iron, it maintains heat much better and will prevent the temperature from dropping when the ingredients are added.

But don’t worry, if you don’t have a wrought iron skillet, you can always do it in a large skillet.

Yakisoba - un delicioso plato japonés de fideos salteados con verduras y carne - receta casera de yakisoba
Receta Yakisoba
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Yakisoba, un clásico de la comida callejera en Japón. Delicioso fideos salteados con carne y verduras, bañados en una sabrosa salsa. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Accompaniment, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Pork | Pork, Noodles | Noodles, Mushrooms | Mushrooms, Vegetables | Vegetables
Cooking method: Olla, Sartén
Servings: 2 porciones
Calories: 268kcal

Recipe Equipment

  • Medidor
  • Cuchillo
  • Sartén
  • Olla

Ingredients

Para la salsa yakisoba 

Para los fideos 

  • 2 porciones fideos yakisoba
  • 100 g ternera cortada finita se puede substituir por gambas, cerdo,…
  • 100 g cebolla
  • 100 g repollo
  • 60 g zanahoria

Guarnición 

Instructions

Preparamos los ingredientes

  • Empezamos preparado la carne, que cortaremos bien bien finita. 
  • Seguidamente, cortamos la cebolla cortamos en tiras finitas (estilo juliana). Hacemos lo mismo con la zanahoria y el repollo. 

Salsa Yakisoba

  • En un bol, mezclamos la salsa Worcestershire, el ketchup, la salsa de ostras (o la salsa de setas). la miel y la pimienta. Removemos. 

A cocinar

  • Cocinamos los fideos yakisoba en agua hirviendo, siguiendo las instrucciones del paquete y colamos.
  • Enfriamos los fideos con agua. Seguidamente, ayudándonos con las manos los removemos para quitarles tanta agua como sea posible. Dejaremos los fideo en el colador un par de minutos para que acaben de drenar el agua.
  • Ponemos la sartén a calentar.
  • Añadimos un poco de aceite y cuando esta este caliente, añadimos la carne.
  • Cuando esta esté hecha, añadimos la cebolla, la zanahoria y la col. Freímos las verduras removiendo constantemente hasta que las verduras tengan un color vibrante y empiecen a marchitarse ligeramente.
  • Llegados a este punto, añadimos los fideos a la sartén y, seguidamente, de añadimos la salsa directamente encima de los fideos.
  • Seguimos moviendo los fideos sin parar, cuando la salsa se haya repartido de forma uniforme por todos los fideos y notéis el delicioso aroma de la salsa que se empieza a caramelizar, ya están listos.
  • Los servimos en un bol, y los acompañaremos (opcionalmente) con aonori y benishoga.

Video

Notes

Carne: Para ese plato, en casa solemos optar por aguja de cerdo o panceta. Sin embargo, podéis optar por hacerlo con pollo, ternera, gambas, sepia,…. ¡lo que más os guste!

Nutrition

Calorias: 268kcal | Carbohidratos: 47g | Proteina: 6g | Grasa: 7g | Grasas saturadas: 3g | Sodio: 1327mg | Potasio: 481mg | Fibra: 4g | Azúcar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5117IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg
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