Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yakisoba

Another Japanese favorite. Because that's how we roll. It's a super easy and very versatile one dish dinner.

Soba noodles*
Whatever veggies you want**
Whatever meat you want***


If you're starting out with raw meat, throw it in a wok with some olive oil and minced garlic or whatever you feel like. Cook until done.

Add vegetables and stir fry for a couple minutes. Remove noodles from package, run under warm water, and tease them apart with your fingers before throwing them in the wok as well. Add the water and seasoning included with the noodles****

If you're using cooked meat, stir fry the veggies, add the noodles and the seasoning, then add the meat at the end and cook just long enough to heat through.



*In my local grocery store, you can find soba noodles in the refrigerated "health food" section by the tofu and organic eggs and stuff. It kind of looks like reconstituted ramen noodles. They might be called soba or yakisoba noodles. Each package usually serves 2, and that's taking into account the fact that you're adding meat and veggies. If you're feeding more people, you're definitely going to need more noodles.

**We like cabbage, minced onion, broccoli florets, carrot, and snow peas. Throw in anything you have on hand and it'll taste great.

***We tend to have this the day after Korean BBQ chicken so we can use the leftovers. It makes the whole thing that much faster and easier.

****The seasoning they include with the noodles is fine, but if you can get your hands on some okonomi sauce instead, it's reeeaaally good. You can find okonomi sauce at most asian grocery stores.

3 comments:

Survey$Center said...

Wow..Yakisoba..means...what?

Gretchen said...

I'll second this one. One of my favorite easy meals!

TheMoncurs said...

yaki means cooked and soba is a type of noodle. So..cooked noodles!