200 to 300gramsfresh soba noodlessee notes after the recipe
2 to 3tablespoonslight soy sauce(I use Kikkoman)
toasted sesame seedsfor garnish (optional but highly recommended)
Heat the cooking oil in a wok.
Add the pork and stir fry until browned. If the pork is unseasoned, add salt and pepper. If already seasoned, skip the salt and pepper.
Add the onion, garlic and ginger. Stir fry for 30 seconds.
Throw in the cabbage and carrot. Stir fry for 10 seconds to coat the vegetables with oil.
Empty the packet of dashi into the wok. Sprinkle in the sugar. Toss.
Pour in the sake and mirin. Stir fry for about a minute or until the mixture is quite dry.
Add the noodles.
Pour in the soy sauce.
Stir fry just until the vegetables are done and the noodles are heated through.
Sprinkle the yakisoba with toasted sesame seeds before serving.
If using dried soba noodles, precook 100 to 150 grams (dry weight) according to package directions to get the equivalent.Because the spinach is totally optional, I did not include it in the recipe.This is an updated version of the yakisoba recipe originally published in my other blog in March 6, 2009.
Yakisoba: Japanese Stir Fried Noodles https://devour.asia/yakisoba-japanese-stir-fried-noodles/ August 16, 2018