Yakisoba is a Japanese stir fry noodle dish with plenty vegetables and protein of your choice! This dish is easy to make and you can add different types of ingredients to make it your own. My favorite protein combination is fried tofu and sliced beef.

 Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3-4  



  • 1 medium carrot, sliced into strips/matchsticks
  • 4-5 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 green onions, chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced
  • 1/2 of a small cabbage, sliced
  • 1/2 pound of fried tofu
  • 1/2 pound of sliced beef (rib-eye, sirloin, beef chuck, etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of beansprout (see note #1)
  • 2-3 table spoons of vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 package of yakisoba noodles (~16 ounces/1 pound)


  • 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce.
  • 2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ketchup
  • 3 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 3 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of mirin (optional)


  1. Beansprouts not included in ingredients photo as I forgot to actually buy it that day!


  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for the Yakisoba sauce. Taste and add more sugar as needed and set aside.
  2. In a wok or skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Once oil is heated, add in the beef and stir-fry. Remove the beef to a small bowl so it doesn’t get overcooked.
  3. Add onion and carrot and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add cabbage and stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until it is almost tender.
  5. Season with ground pepper and lower heat to medium.
  6. Add mushroom, beansprouts, and fried tofu. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
  7. Run cold water over the yakisoba noodles and loosen with your hand.
  8. Drain and add noodles to the skillet or wok. Add the beef back in the wok and add in green onion slices. Stir to combine.
  9. Add the yakisoba sauce once all ingredients are well combined. Stir-fry for an additional 4-6 minutes until noodles are hot. You can stir-fry for longer to get a nice char on the noodles.
  10. Transfer to a plate and enjoy!


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2 thoughts on “Yakisoba”

  1. WOW, Thao! Made this recipe and it was easy and SO DELICIOUS! Followed your instructions to a tee and it all worked great in my home kitchen. We used beef and chicken and I added extra bean sprouts (hubs added kimchi) as a topper – superb! This is now on rotation at my house!

    1. Hi Melissa! Beef and chicken sounds like an amazing protein combo. I love the texture beansprouts add to the dish so more of it never hurts. Thank you for trying out my recipe and I’m soooo glad you enjoyed it!

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