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Spicy Yakisoba

Spicy yakisoba recipe. Learn how to make Japanese yaki soba noodles.
Course Entree
Cuisine Japanese
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Noodles
Diet Dairy-Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ pound shrimp (any meat or seafood will do)
  • 1 cup cabbage (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • ½ small onion (sliced)
  • ½ small carrot (shredded)
  • 10 ounces ramen noodles (cooked)
  • 2 scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons Tonkatsu sauce (Worcestershire sauce will do in a pinch)
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
  • ground white pepper
  • aonori (green nori flakes, optional)
  • benishoga (red pickled ginger, optional)


  • If you are using meat or seafood, sprinkle with salt and pepper then heat 1 Tbs of oil in a pan or wok and fry until just barely cooked. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Saute the cabbage, bean sprouts, onions, and carrot until they are mostly tender. Add the noodles, scallions and garlic, then cover with the remaining oil (1 Tbs). If the noodles have clumped together, add a few tablespoons of water to the pan to help separate them. Stir fry the noodles until they are completely separated and there is no water remaining. Add the meat/seafood back into the pan along with the tonkatsu sauce, gochujang and white pepper and stir fry until the sauce is evenly coated around the noodles.
  • To serve, plate the noodles and top with with a sprinkle of aonori flakes and benishoga.