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Yakisoba (Japanese fried noodles)

Update: April, 10/2012 - 18:27

 

with Sous Chef Nguyen Ngoc Khanh at Riverside Cafe Restaurant of Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Yakisoba, or fried noodles, is a popular dish often served at festivals in Japan. However, it originated in China. The noodles are made from wheat flour and are similar to ramen noodles. They are served with yakisoba sauce, a sweetened, thickened variant of Worcestershire sauce, according to Chef Khanh of Riverside Cafe.

Ingredients: serves 1

  • 100g lean pork, sliced against the grain
  • 50g carrots, sliced thin, like matchsticks
  • 50g cabbage, sliced
  • 50g onion, sliced thin
  • 250g soba noodles
  • 1tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1tbsp scallion, finely sliced
  • 1tbsp aonori (shredded seaweed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Kizami shoga (red pickled ginger, available at Japanese food markets)

 

 
For the sauce:
  • 30ml shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 2tsp sugar
  • 20ml rice wine

Method:

  • Mix soy sauce, rice wine, and sugar in a small bowl. Stir until dissolved.
  • Cook noodles in a pot of water. Allow to boil for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the noodles and set aside.
  • Set a large frying pan on medium heat and add oil.
  • Add pork and stir while frying.
  • Add onions, ginger, garlic and carrots.
  • Stir well while cooking. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put the cooked noodles with the soy sauce mixture into the pan.
  • Make sure everything is coated with the sauce.
  • Let simmer for five minutes.
  • Serve on a plate with seaweed and red-pickled ginger garnish on top.

Riverside Cafe Restaurant of Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, 242 Tran Binh Trong St, District 5, HCM City. Tel: (08) 3822 0033.

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