"Honey, get the camera ready. This is my first time to cook yaki soba!" T cooked this Japanese style stir-fried noodles for lunch with full enthusiasm and he was so excited to put it on my blog. He planned to cook yaki soba since we came back with a bottle of yaki soba sauce from the Tokyo Market yesterday.
I aways thought that yaki soba must be stir-fried noodles cooked with soba noodles, but it is not the case. For yaki soba, it can be any type of noodles. He used hokkien noodles, added some cabbage, carrot and beef tongue for this yaki soba. Noodles tasted great, it would be wonderful if he did the cleaning part as well. hehehe....
Recipe without measurement...
- Cooking oil
- Beef tongue (can be subbed with meat/seafood)
- Gounod white pepper
- Hokkien noodles
- Yaki soba sauce
- Heat oil in non-stick pan, stir fried beef tongue for few seconds then add in salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Use the same pan, stir fry vegetables for about 1 minute or till the cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.
- If necessary, add a little more oil in pan then add in noodles. Stir fry till the noodles is softened. Stir in cooked beef tongue and vegetables, mix well.
- Stir in yaki soba sauce, cook until the sauce is absorbed by the noodles.
- Serve warm.
If yaki soba sauce is not available, try to DIY by mixing the worchestire sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and salt. I think with a touch of hoisin sauce will taste good.