This authentic yakisoba was taught to me by my host mother when I lived in Osaka, Japan. It is the real deal and my friends love it.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
25 mins
55 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook soba in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  • Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Add pork and stir-fry with a pinch of salt and pepper, about 5 minutes. Transfer meat to a plate, reserving oil in wok. Add carrots, onion, ginger, and garlic to the wok and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Add cabbage to the wok and stir-fry briefly, about 1 minute. Add drained soba noodles. Pour in 1/2 the yakisoba sauce and stir-fry until noodles and vegetables are covered with sauce, about 3 minutes. Return pork to the wok. Add additional sauce as desired. Remove from heat.

  • Garnish yakisoba with kizami nori and a small pile of beni shoga just before serving.

Cook's Note:

Chicken breast may be substituted for the pork, but make sure to cut it very thin or the texture will be off.

Nutrition Facts

584 calories; protein 27.4g 55% DV; carbohydrates 110.2g 36% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 24.5mg 8% DV; sodium 2220.2mg 89% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I made it with beef and it was delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is very authentic Japanese dish. Delicious! I can say this with confidence because I had this many times while in Japan. If you can't find yakisoba sauce you can use something called ketchap which is a mixture of thick soy sauce and sugar or other sweetener like agave. Be sure to not over cook the veg. This is usually made on a flat grill and stir fried. Read More