It’s winter now and my little kitchen is filled with the tangy aroma of sweet and savoury perfectly balanced Yakisoba sauce. No wonder Yakisoba is a popular Japanese street food because of the special sauce!
Otafuku Yakisoba Sauce
Otafuku is a popular food manufacturing company that produces and sells Okonomiyaki flour, Okonomiyaki related ingredients/sauces, Takoyaki flour and sauce, and Yakisoba sauces. This is the brand I always bought and used in Japan. Using Otafuku Yakisoba sauce always means success when recreating the sizzling aroma and flavour of street-style Yakisoba. The fragrance comes from a lot of onion and garlic and is flavourful from lots of vegetables. If you can access Japanese or Asian grocery stores, you can purchase from those stores or I am sure you can get it online.
How to make Otafuku copy-cat Yakisoba sauce at home?
Those who are far away from Japanese or Asian grocery stores and also don’t really want to spend money on a bottle of sauce online, you can make copy-cat sauce from scratch! How great! The taste of Yakisoba sauce seems so complicated but it is super easy to make if you have some basic Japanese condiments in your pantry. Just gather sake, mirin, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, Tonkatsu sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. Mix them all together and you have home made yakisoba sauce!
Is Yakisoba sauce only for seasoning Yakisoba?
This recipe will make about 1/2 cup of Yakisoba sauce, which is roughly 2-3 serves. This is not only for yakisoba sauce. If you have any left over yakisoba sauce, you can use it for any stir fry and for teriyaki chicken and seasoning for yaki onigiri and Sobameshi too. It can also be used for Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki too.
Storing and shelf life of home made Yakisoba sauce
The recipe makes about 1/2 cup and I usually use it all when I make yakisoba. If you have any left over, keep it in an air tight container and keep refrigerated. Use it within one month.
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Sweet and savoury perfectly-balanced Yakisoba sauce recipe
- 1 tbs sake
- 1 tbs mirin
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs tonkatsu sauce *1
- 1.5 tbs worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbs oyster sauce
- 1 tbs tomato ketchup
- 1 tsp sugar
- pinch salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Use a small whisk to mix well.
keep the sauce in an air tight container and refrigerate.
*1 if you can not access to Tonakatsu sauce, add 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce instead.
*2 This recipe makes about 1/2 cup Yakisoba Sauce which is for three portions of yakisoba noodle.