Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cooking Lab - Yakisoba

Yakisoba is a classic Japanese street food. It is very popular in Japan. This version is made with beef fillet slices, vegetables served with thick, sweetish yakisoba seasoning. A large plate full of awesomeness in 15 minutes.

My lazy night meal. 

To me yakisoba serves the same function as fried rice and pizza: the perfect 'cleaner' for the fridge!  Hahaha .... yes, ever wonder what you can do with 1/2 chopped onions, bit and pieces of meats, some stalks of veggies? 

To toss them out is a waste, so transforming these leftovers into a wonderous meal. 

Yes... almost feel like a fairy godmother now........ **feeling glee***

"Well, you shouldn't over-buy in the first instance." 
Hmm.....a practical voice echoing in the background.... 

(c) GMV - Got My Vote!

It is because I 'over'-bought, therefore you get this delicious meal!
Now, doesn't this look like a very appetizing dish??


- Thinly sliced beef fillet 150g

- Yakisoba noodles x 3 packets
- Snow peas 100g
- Grated carrot x 1
- Grated zucchini x 1
- Canola oil 
- Yakisoba sauce/seasonings 100ml
- Chicken stock 30ml
- Kewpie mayonnaise 10ml
- Roasted sesame seeds 5g
- Seaweed flakes 5g


1. Heat the canola oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

2. Brown the beef fillets first.

3. Then add the snow pea and cook through.

4. Stir in the grated carrots and zucchini.

5. Cook for 5 minutes or until wilted.

6. Remove and set aside.

7. Add the yakisoba noddles in a separate wok.

8. Add the chicken stock.

9. Let the yakisoba noodles absorb all the stock.

10. Transfer the beef and vegetable mixture into the large wok.

11. Stir in the yakisoba sauce/seasoning.

12. Stir fry for another 5 minutes until well-coated.

13. Arrange the snow pea on the plate.
14. Add the yakisoba noodles. Place the beef fillets on top.

15. Garnish with Kewpie Mayonnaise, roasted sesame and seaweed flakes.

16. Serve immediately.

"How was it?"

"Well, what do you think? Not bad for a leftover dish huh?"

An empty plate appeared. In a sheepish voice, "Any more left?......"