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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.


  • 1 pack precooked yakisoba noodles or dry ramen noodles

  • 3 tablespoons yakisoba sauce

  • 3 leaves white cabbage

  • 3 thin slices bacon

  • 1 carrot

  • 1/2 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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