Beef Yakisoba is a quick stir-fry of noodles, thinly sliced beef, and vegetables in savory Yakisoba Sauce. It’s simple to prepare and makes a filling family meal!
FOR THE NOODLES
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil, divided
- ¾ pound thinly sliced beef
- 8 ounces dried yakisoba or chuka soba noodles or 16 ounces fresh or frozen yakisoba noodles
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
- ¼ green cabbage, thinly sliced
- ½ onion, diced
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 6 shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
- Black and white sesame seeds (optional garnish)
- Red pickled ginger (optional garnish)
FOR THE SAUCE
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin
- 2 teaspoons chile paste
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- In a pot of boiling water, cook the noodles until al dente, about 2 minutes for dried chuka soba noodles or 1 minute for fresh noodles. To stop the cooking, drain in a colander and rinse with cool water. Allow to drain in a colander in the sink while you continue with the recipe.
- Whisk together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, chile paste, and sugar in a mixing bowl.
- In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the beef is browned, 1 12 to 4 minutes (depending on the thickness of the strips). Transfer the meat to a plate or bowl.
- Along with the onion and carrot, add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.
- If necessary, add the mushrooms and the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms soften.
- Along with the browned beef and noodles, add the cabbage and green onions. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until everything is warmed through and the cabbage begins to wilt.
- Cook, tossing to coat the noodles with the sauce and mix everything together, for about 2 minutes more.
- If desired, garnish with sesame seeds, scallions, and/or pickled ginger.
Look for yakisoba (usually sold fresh or frozen) or chuka soba noodles (which can often be found dried). Ramen noodles, either fresh or dried, can be used (not instant).
Bulldog Japanese Worcestershire sauce is my favorite. It is available in Japanese markets, Asian supermarkets, and online. If you can’t find it, use a British-style Worcestershire sauce, such as Lee & Perrins.
Oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, and chile paste can also be found in Japanese or Asian markets or online.
- Category: Beef
- Method: Beef
- Cuisine: Japanese
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 588kcal
- Sugar: 11g
- Sodium: 1695mg
- Fat: 27g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Unsaturated Fat: 18g
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 35g
- Cholesterol: 79mg
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