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With yakisoba (焼きそば) term we indicate one of the most known and appreciated dishes both in Japan and abroad. It is a preparation based on sautéed noodles (not buckwheat soba, but durum wheat chukamen), cooked on a hot plate or pan, with the addition of the typical yakisoba sauce (Otafuku or equivalent) .

It is such a common preparation that in Japan it is possible to find it everywhere, pre-cooked in supermarkets, or prepared fresh especially in conjunction with matsuri.

To make my yakisoba dish I used the basic ingredients from the Oishii Planet online store.

The recipe that I propose is very simple and quick to make with a few ingredients, excellent especially if you are in company, and is calibrated for two people.


- 1 pack of precooked yakisoba noodles or dry ramen noodles (here the precooked ones and here the dry wheat ones from Oishii Planet)

- 3 tablespoons of yakisoba sauce (here that of Oishii Planet)

- 3 leaves of white cabbage

- 3 thin slices of bacon

- 1 carrot

- 1/2 white onion

- vegetable oil

- aonori seaweed


- Cut the vegetables into slices that are not too thin and set aside.

- Cut the bacon strips into strips and set aside.

- Heat a teaspoon of vegetable oil in a flat non-stick pan or griddle and brown the onions.

- After a couple of minutes, add the bacon strips and brown for another two minutes.

- Add the rest of the vegetables and continue to stir with the help of two spatulas. Add a drop of plain water.

- Make some space in the center of the pot and pour the precooked noodles into it: help yourself with the spatulas by continuing to turn the noodles until they are well separated, being careful not to break them.

- Pour in the yakisoba sauce and continue stirring. Allow to flavor well and serve immediately hot. It can be garnished with aonori seaweed as desired.

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