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How to Make Yakisoba: Japanese Fried Noodles

March 14, 2018

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another episode of Martina’s Midnight Munchies, where I share recipes after studying them for a bit, trying out a bunch, and determining what’s the best way to nail the taste in ways that, I hope, you can recreate at home. We just met someone who said they used our eggnog recipe and loved it. I’m hoping I’ll hear one of you tell me how you followed this recipe, shared it with your friends, and they all loved you for it, and then Chris Hemsworth crashed the party and was like “I heard you make dope Yakisoba” and then proposes to you. I’ll be waiting for that story, Joe. Yes you Joe. We met you today. Invite us to your Chris Hemsworth wedding. Hey one thing I never figured out is who takes whose last name in a same sex marriage. Do people go by one last name? I hope that’s not insensitive I just never knew. The two of us keep our original last names, but we do call each other Ducky now. So, that’s related somehow to Yakisoba.

Ok, without further ado, here’s the recipe!

How to Make Yakisoba Sauce From Scratch (for 1 – 2 person)

Sauce From Scratch:
1 tsp honey (or sugar of choice)
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (If you use a Japanese brand, cut out the ketchup and add 1 tsp more Worcestershire)
1 tbsp sake or water
2 tsp oyster sauce
Pepper

Mix all ingredients together well, pour over noodles and veg.

How to Make Yakisoba Sauce With Pre-Made Powder:

1 packet Yakisoba powder
2 tbsp Japanese Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
5 tbsp water

Mix together well. You might prefer to boil this sauce for a wee bit in a saucepan before adding to the noodles if you want a thicker sauce.

Noodles + Veg + Meat (chop to bite sized pieces)

1 pack of Yakisoba noodles (or dried ramen noodles, undercooked in hot water before adding to the pan)
1 clove of diced garlic
1/2 carrot
1/4 green cabbage
1 large green onion or 3 small green onions
1/4-1/2 bean sprouts (no chopping required)
100g of thinly sliced pork (or fried tofu, but fry it separately and add at the very end)
1 grilled egg

Optional:
-Pickled Red Ginger (Beni Shoga 紅生姜)
-bonito flakes
-aonori (powdered green seaweed)
-mayonnaise

How To Make Yakisoba

1. Fry the pork and garlic on medium heat, remove just before the pork is cooked.
2. Using the pork oil, add the yakisoba noodles into the pan and push them down with a spatula to get some crisp. Flip over and repeat.
3. Add the veggies and meat back into the pan with the noodles, and slowly loosen up the noodles from their square form as you go with your cooking utensil.
4. Fry an egg sunny side up, don’t worry about over cooking because you’ll rely on the heat of the noodles to cook it the rest of the way.
5. Put the noodles on a plate, add the egg, and mix it all up. Optional additions, sprinkle bonito flakes, and aonori (powdered green seaweed) and a thin drizzle of high quality mayonnaise (made from egg).
6. ENJOY!!!

So that’s it for the recipe! Enjoy it, and marry you some of them Marvel actors! Also, auick apologies for being delayed with this week’s video, as we usually publish on Sunday/Monday. We had a bit of a tough week, and so we fell behind. Hopefully we can catch up again and get back to it! We’ve planned many videos, and are working on shooting those ASAP! For now, here are some bloopers for this week’s video:

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  1. I’ve tried a bunch of your recipes with great success (though I will admit I’ve tweaked them all just a bit after I made them the first time). I was worried when I opened the powder packet and it smelled like ramen but following your recipe it came out super yummy….except I ran out of the spicy powder so cooking this was a good reminder to buy more haha.

    6 months ago
  2. I haven’t tried the noodles as of yet, but I’ve had various j-snax that are yakisoba flavour. It’s normal to eat them by the fistful, right? >.>

    6 months ago
  3. We did this tonight and it was delicious. We’re lucky to find all ingredients fairly easily in Canada.

    Small side note, the steps of when to add the sauce is missing in your recipe. We followed the video so no biggie, but just thought we’d let you know. :)

    I’m curious of what Japanese worsheshire sauce you thought about when making the video? Any brand to redirect us to? I’d appreciate that very much.

    Cheers

    6 months ago
  4. I have tried your eggnog recipe before with great success, so I’m trusting you on this. (thank you, by the way!) I’m a massive foodie and it can be such a struggle comparing recipes, while also trying to not end up with too many ingredients. Please make more food videos!

    Somewhat related, have you ever eaten crispy chili oil? (Google “Laoganma crispy chili oil”). It goes so well with dishes like this! I’ve gone through jars and jars…

    Anyway,hope your week ends nicer than it started for the both of you!

    6 months ago
  5. I want to try making this when some time next week after I arrive in Tokyo, but I’m a little nervous about shopping in a Japanese grocery store ;; is it hard to find the ingredients? I know katakana and hiragana, but I don’t know any food related kanji! So will I be able to find the ingredients for Yakisoba with just hiragana and katakana or is there any kanji that I should know ???

    6 months ago
  6. Oooooh that looks delicious! I don’t generally gravitate towards the yakisoba during festivals but I always enjoy it when I do eat it. I remember at the Tanabata festival in Hiratsuka there was a special type of yakisoba with an omelette instead of the standard fried egg. It was quite good.
    Also completely off topic Martina you always look pretty but in this video you especially look nice! I really love that lip colour on you it looks great.

    6 months ago
  7. That looks so FRICKFRACKIN good let me tell you. Putting it on my to cook list. About the last name thing: I thought Martina took Simon’s name (Stawski)? And, the question about who takes whose name in a same sex marriage assumes that the woman takes the man’s name in an opposite sex marriage, which is an old and outdated sexist tradition. Nowadays opposite sex couples can choose to do whatever they want with their last names regardless of gender, and it’s the same with same sex couples. I’m not saying you are sexist for making the assumption – most of us grew up with this tradition. I’m just saying that this is a sexist norm that we should be fighting. I might also have misinterpreted your question and am preaching to the choir right now. If so, sorry! You guys are cool and I love your videos. Bye

    6 months ago
  8. I had my wisdom tooth extracted today. It was not very wise to watch this video while I can’t eat any food that’s not in a liquid form :P

    6 months ago