Yakisoba (????) is a Japanese stir fried noodle dish. Despite the fact that the name includes "soba" it is commonly made with ramen style noodles rather than with soba noodles. I have made yakisoba with soba noodles and they also work well. The noodles are stir fried in a yakisoba sauce with meat and vegetables. Yakisoba sauce, like tonkatsu sauce, is a Japanese sauce that is similar to Worcestershire sauce and HP sauce. I was able to find some yakisoba sauce at a nearby Japanese grocery store. The meat can be pork, beef, chicken, etc. This time I though I would try shrimp. The vegetables are commonly cabbage, onions, carrots, etc. One of the reasons that I like this dish is that it is great for using up those extra vegetables in my fridge. I also like this dish because it is quick and it tastes good. This dish reminds me of eating yakisoba in Japan when I was there on vacation.
Ebi Yakisoba (Shrimp and Fried Noodles)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 onion (sliced)
- 1 carrot (shredded)
- 2 leaves cabbage (sliced)
- 1/4 green pepper (cut into bit sized pieces)
- 1/4 red pepper (cut into bit sized pieces)
- 1/4 pound shrimp (shelled)
- 1 serving ramen noodles (cooked)
- 2 tablespoons Yakisoba Sauce
- 1 green onion (sliced)
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the carrot, cabbage, green pepper, red pepper and shrimp and saute until the shrimp is cooked, about 2 minutes per side.
- Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
- Add the noodles and yakisoba sauce and fry for a few minutes.
- Place the yakisoba on a plate and top with the shrimp, green onions and sesame seeds.