Yakisoba served on a round plate with little bowls of garnishes around it
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5 from 18 votes


Yakisoba is a popular Japanese dish made from grilled/fried ramen noodles tossed with meat and vegetables and flavoured with a delicious Yakisoba sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fried noodle, Japanese fried noodle, yakisoba
Servings: 1
Calories: 699kcal
Author: Chopstick Chronicles


  • 1 yakisoba noodle ball
  • 80 g thinly sliced pork belly
  • 100 g teared cabbage
  • 50 g green cupsicum
  • 50 g Yakisoba sauce *1
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • 1 tbsp red pickled ginger
  • 1 tsp Aonori flakes
  • 2 tbsp dried bonito flakes shaved katsuobushi


  • Open the packet of noodle and pour boiling water to loosen the noodles with chopsticks, drain the water well and set aside.
  • Boil water in a large pot and cook the ramen noodles. Once cooked, drain the water and set the noodles aside.
  • Tear the cabbage with hands and slice thinly the stems with a knife.
  • Cut the capsicums into bitesize chunks and set aside 
  • Cut the thinly sliced pork belly to about 3cm long strips and set aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and add well-drained noodles to the pan.
  • Using an egg flipper, press the noodles down against the bottom of the pan to brown the noodle over medium to high heat. 
  • When the noodle is browned and cooked after about 5 minutes, remove the noodle to a bowl to set aside. 
  • Place the frying pan back on the medium to high heat and add another 1/2 tbsp of olive oil into the pan.
  • When the pan starts to smoke, add the pork and once it is cooked add the vegetables.
  • Cover the meat and vegetables with cooked and browned noodle in order to steam cook the vegetables underneath.  
  • When the volume of the vegetables sink, stir and fry to combine noodle, vegetables, and pork for a few minutes.
  • Pour over the sauce and mix it in over high heat for 30 seconds. 
  • Trun the heat off, serve the noodle on a plate. 
  • Garnish the noodle with red pickled ginger, bonito flakes and Aonori flakes. 



*1 Otafuku brand sauce  or home made recipe.
Pork can be replaced with thinly sliced beef or chicken.
Cabbage can be replaced with Chinese cabbage and also many different vegetables can be added


Calories: 699kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1566mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 78.5mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg