Yakisoba, Japanese Stir Fried Noodles


Yakisobo is a Japanese stir fried noodles with assorted vegetables and meat. It looks very much like our yellow noodles except that soba is made from buckwheat. It is a very versatile noodle dish which you can customise the ingredients to your preference. If you can't find soba, you can use udon as well.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people
Calories 616 kcal


  • Wok


  • 200 grams Yakisoba Noodles
  • 1 qty Whole Onion sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 qty Carrot julienne
  • 6 pcs Shitake Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 stalk Leek sliced
  • 1/2 head Cabbage sliced
  • 300 grams Pork Belly
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Pinch of Salt & Black Pepper


  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 4 tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 4 tsp Ketchup
  • 4 tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil


  • Make the yakisoba sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Heat wok with oil. Saute the garlic and onions until fragrant.
  • Add in the cabbage, leek, carrot, mushrooms and pork belly.
  • Saute untill vegetables turned soft. Add in the soba noodles.
  • Pour in the yakisoba sauce and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Season with mirin, soy sauce and black pepper / salt (optional).
  • Serve on plate and garnish with ginger, bonito flakes and sprinkle some sesame seeds.


  • Soba can be also replaced with ramen or udon noodles 
  • For extra flavour you can add dried bonito flakes, mayonnaise and shredded seaweed 
Keyword Noodles, quick and easy, stir fry
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