Things to know about Yokote Yakisoba Recipe
The Japanese traditional Fried Noodles are stir-fry noodles seasoned with a slightly sweet sauce. What made these stir-fry noodles unique from others is that it has Fukujinzuke pickled vegetables and top with a sunny-side-up egg. It originates in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture, in 1950. The recipe was created by a noodle company and a Yakisoba restaurant. After its release, it quickly became very popular because of its delicious taste and affordable price. In 2001, a team of local restaurants organized a campaign called “Yokote Yakisoba Norenkai” to promote the dish. Yakisoba is made out of wheat flour, and alkaline water, also known as kansui or lye water. The lye water gives the noodle its yellowish color and chewy and smooth texture. You may choose to buy pre-steamed noodles that come with a packet of sauce.
Appetizing Japanese Traditional Fried Noodles from Yokote City. Authentic Recipe of Yokote Yakisoba.
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- 1 tbsp Sake
- 1 tbsp Mirin or rice wine
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 4 packets Yakisoba Noodles Pre-steamed
- 120 grams (4.23 oz) Pork Thinly sliced
- 4-5 leaves Cabbage
- 2 pcs Bell Pepper Small
- 100 grams (3.53 oz) Bean Sprout
- 3 tbsp Pork Fat
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Salt To taste
- Ground Black Pepper To taste
- 3 tbsp Fresh Ginger Root Pickled, Shredded
- 2 tbsp Seaweed Powder or aonori
- 2 tbsp Dry Tuna Flake – Katsuobushi – Okaka – Dry Bonito Flake or katsuobushi
- Mayonnaise Optional
- 4 pcs Egg Fried, sunny side-up
- Mix all ingredients listed for the sauce in a large mixing bowl.
- Make sure that all sauce ingredients are well mixed.
- Open the noodle packet and put it in a colander, and rinse it well under running water.
- Slice the pork into smaller pieces of about 2 cm (0.8 in), chop the cabbage, and take out the bean sprout's end.
- Slice the bell pepper and take out the seed.
Frying the Topping
- Preheat a frying pan using medium heat and add the vegetable oil.
- Stir-fry the pork for about 2 to 3 minutes and put the cabbage and bell pepper.
- Stir-fry again until the vegetables become tender and the pork is cooked.
- Add the bean sprout and stir-fry for about 1 minute.
- Slightly season it with salt and pepper.
- Remove it from the fire and set it aside.
Frying the Noodles
- Use the same frying pan and add of vegetable oil.
- Put the noodles and stir-fry while untangling them using a chopstick.
- Using a spatula, press the noodles down and leave it for about 2 to 3 minutes until the color becomes slightly brown.
- Turn over the noodles and repeat pressing and leaving it again for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the cooked pork and vegetables to the noodles and mix well.
- Set the noodles on the other side of the pan and add the sauce on the other side to make it sizzle.
- Mix everything and coat the noodles with the sauce.
- Pour the noodles into a serving plate and top with with aonori seaweed and tuna flakes.
- You may add some mayonnaise and fried sunny-side-up egg on top, but it is optional.
- Serve it immediately.
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