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15 Minute Easy Yakisoba Noodles Stir Fry

This Yakisoba Noodles recipe is a classic Japanese stir fry recipe with a salty, sweet, sour and spicy sauce for a flavor you will love!

Looking for an easy yakisoba recipe? This Yakisoba Noodles recipe is a classic Japanese stir fry recipe with a salty, sweet, sour and spicy sauce for a flavor you will love!

So I’m really taking it to the next level on this 30 Minute Monday by presenting you with a FIFTEEN MINUTE yakisoba stir fry recipe. I’ve just always been an overachiever like that.

I like to keep things pretty basic when I make this yakisoba stir fry noodles recipe, mostly because I make yakisoba noodles when I’m being really lazy.

This is one of those great Japanese noodle recipes to keep handy for when you need to use up all those completely random vegetables in your fridge.

You can keep it as simple as cabbage, onions and scallions like I did here, or try adding:

  • Shredded carrot
  • Sliced red bell pepper
  • Diced zucchini
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Broccoli
  • Snap Peas
  • Baby Corn
  • Bean sprouts
  • Bok choy
  • Water chestnuts

For these Japanese stir fry noodles you can use pretty much anything you want.

You can leave out the meat for a vegetable yakisoba.

Or, for a chicken yakisoba recipe, just add chicken, for a shrimp yakisoba recipe, just add shrimp or go NUTs with a combination chicken and shrimp yakisoba!

I think you get the idea, because, how to make yakisoba is up to you!

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Okay, so now that you’ve pulled all of your I need to use these up veggies out of your fridge, let’s talk about the sauce.

I like to use a basic stir fry sauce recipe which I make from just soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, and water.

In other words, salty and sweet and sour and spicy. <– This is the secret to a good sauce!!

Looking for yaki soba recipe? This Yakisoba Noodles recipe is a classic Japanese stir fry recipe with a salty, sweet, sour and spicy sauce for a flavor you will love!

 How to Cook Yakisoba Noodles

Assemble the ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe below.

How to make yakisoba noodles. This Yakisoba Noodles recipe is a classic Japanese stir fry recipe with a salty, sweet, sour and spicy sauce for a flavor you will love!

Follow package instructions to heat and separate noodles.

Combine the soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and water in a small bowl and whisk to combine.

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Heat the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan or wok set over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the cabbage and cook for another 2 minutes until softened. Add the prepared yakisoba noodles and toss well.

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Pour the sauce into the pan and toss to coat the noodles. Stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes until heated through. Turn off the heat and add the scallions and sesame seeds.

Looking for Yakisoba recipes? This Yakisoba Noodles recipe is a classic Japanese stir fry recipe with a salty, sweet, sour and spicy sauce for a flavor you will love!

Serve hot.

Looking for Japanese noodles recipe? This Yakisoba Noodles recipe is a classic Japanese stir fry recipe with a salty, sweet, sour and spicy sauce for a flavor you will love!

You can use this yakisoba sauce recipe for any type of stir fry, or you can jazz it up by adding things like minced garlic, grated ginger, zest of lime, or minced fresh chilies.

Also, you don’t need any special equipment to make this as long as you have a good sauté pan handy. I like to use my very favorite wok, but you can get by with just about any type of frying pan.

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Recipes to Pair with Yakisoba Noodles

I also love to make this yakisoba noodle stir fry as a side dish to go along with things like:

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Vietnamese Pan-Seared Strip Steak

Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken.

Put this on your meal plan this week – you won’t regret it!

Here’s the Recipe!

15 Minute Easy Yakisoba Noodles Stir Fry Recipe

Yakisoba is a classic Japanese stir fry noodles recipe with a salty, sweet, sour and spicy sauce. You can make it simple with cabbage, onions and scallions or add your favorite veggies and protein.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 613kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

For The Sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water or broth
For the Noodles
  • 2 5.6 ounce packages of yakisoba noodles*
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion - vertically sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 scallions - chopped
  • Sesame seeds as optional garnish

Instructions

  • Follow package instructions to heat and separate noodles.
  • Combine the soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and water in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large saute pan or wok set over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the cabbage and cook for another 2 minutes until softened. Add the prepared yakisoba noodles and toss well.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan and toss to coat the noodles. Stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes until heated through. Turn off the heat and add the scallions and sesame seeds. Serve hot.

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NOTES

*I buy mine in the produce section. The bag I buy usually has three smaller 5.6 ounce bags inside it.
Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Easy Yakisoba Noodles Stir Fry Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
613
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Sodium
 
3472
mg
151
%
Potassium
 
481
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
85
g
28
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
268
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
19
mg
23
%
Calcium
 
78
mg
8
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments:

  1. I made this tonight and stir fried come chicken breast in sesame oil first. It was very tasty, easy and we loved the sauce. Thanks.

  2. Great starter recipe — I switched strip ginger for scallions, and doubled the chilli flakes, added bean sprouts and chestnut mushrooms.

  3. Love this – was such a goldmine because I wasn’t expecting all the related recipes. Been trying to get my Asian veggie cook on for a while – great ideas here.

  4. I just made this tonight and couldn’t find Yakisoba noodles but used Japanese Somen noodles that I found at Publix (very similar to ramen). It was SO delicous! I also added some sesame oil 🙂 Definitely will be a new favorite in our house as we can add veggies and meat as we like it! Thanks!

  5. Just wanted to comment that I’m making this for the second time in one week. My kids loved it! Last time I made it vegetarian, and it was a smidge spicey. This time I will add some chicken to balance it out a bit. Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. This noodle stir fry looks seriously SO delicious. Love how quick and easy the recipe is.. I definitely will be recreating it for dinner this week!