Authentic Yakisoba


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.

close up view of Authentic Yakisoba with chicken in a bowl with chopsticks
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 4 (8 ounce) packages buckwheat soba noodles

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut against the grain in thin strips

  • 2 cups carrots, cut into julienne strips

  • 1 medium onion, cut into julienne strips

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ head napa cabbage, shredded

  • cup yakisoba sauce

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons pickled red ginger (beni shoga), or to taste

  • 4 tablespoons kizami nori (dried flaked aonori seaweed), or to taste


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

584 Calories
6g Fat
110g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 584
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 2220mg 97%
Total Carbohydrate 110g 40%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 624mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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