Vegetable Yakisoba is a quick and easy noodles dish. When you're short on time, this recipe will be ready in no time!
Yakisoba is a Japanese noodle dish. This recipe is a vegan version of it, which stir-fry many vegetables, atsuage (meat substitute), and noodles and finishes off with a flavorful and savory sauce.
With just 15 minutes of your time, this easy and quick recipe is sure to please everyone in the family!
- This recipe is for you if:
- You love Japanese noodles.
- You want to make vegetable yakisoba.
- You are looking for a vegan yakisoba recipe
Let me walk you through the ingredients and instructions. If you want to check the recipe, please use the link below. Let's get started!
About this recipe
- Japanese stir-fried noodles dish
- Quick to make under 15 minutes
- Meatless vegan recipe
- Savory noodle dish
Yakisoba is Street Food
Yakisoba is a delicious and straightforward Japanese noodle dish made from noodles, meat, and vegetables with sauce.
The dish is usually seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, a common ingredient in the sauce.
It's street foods that we often find at festivals and events (food stalls) but also, people love making it at home for lunch or dinner as it's easy and quick to make.
Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).
- Yakisoba noodles
- Onion, moyashi (bean sprouts), napa cabbage, atsuage (deep-fried tofu)
- Yakisoba Sauce: Soy sauce, chuno sauce, sake (See more details about yakisoba sauce ingredients below)
- Sesame Oil
Even it says "soba" in the name, yakisoba noodles are not soba noodles (buckwheat noodles).
They are the same noodles as ramen noodles (wheat flour noodles), but they are made by steaming the fresh ramen noodles and mixing them with oil to make them easier to loosen when stir-frying.
You can find them at an Asian market or Japanese grocery store (sometimes at the freezer section), but if you can't, you can substitute them with udon noodles, spaghetti noodles, and Chinese-style noodles.
By the way, for more information about Japanese noodles (the difference between udon, soba, and ramen), please go here: Japanese noodles.
Yakisoba sauce ingredients are chuno sauce, soy sauce, and sake.
Chuno sauce (chūno sōsu) is like a Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce, a savory sauce with a fruity sweetness and tangy taste.
You might not have it at home so you can substitute it with vegan Worcestershire sauce or vegetarian oyster sauce.
For those who love spicy food, the addition of a tasty and spicy sauce would be great as well.
Let me show you how to make it step by step! You can also watch this recipe video.
- Cut ingredients.
- Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- Stir fry the vegetables over medium heat.
- Add the sauce and stir fry.
- Add Atsuage, add the sauce and stir fry.
- Add yakisoba noodles and cook for a couple minutes.
- Loosen yakisoba noodles, add the rest of the sauce, and stir fry.
- Put the vegetables and atsuage back and combine well.
Serve on a plate and top with aonori or pickled red ginger as you like.
If the taste is light for you, add salt and pepper or add a little more sauce to get the flavor you want.
It's a great way to enjoy an authentic taste of Japan by topping with these:
You can make yakisoba with any vegetables, but some of my favorite variation ideas are here:
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Green bell pepper
- Red bell pepper
- Green onions
- Spring onions
- Snow peas
- Bok choy
What to serve with
Savory soup and a side dish of crunchy veggies are perfect combinations for an authentic Japanese-style lunch!
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- Cut ingredients: Cut onion, napa cabbage, and atsuage into thin strips.
- Sauce: In a small bowl, mix the sauce ingredients.
- Stir fry the vegetables: Heat a large pan over medium heat, add sesame oil and stir fry onion, napa cabbage, and moyashi until tender.
- Add sauce: Add 1 tablespoon of sauce, stir fry and set aside.
- Stir fry atsuage: Season atsuage with a little salt, place them in the pan, cook until browned, add 1 tablespoon of sauce, stir fry and set aside.
- Stir fry yakisoba noodles: Place yakisoba noodles in the pan, loosen when the surface becomes brown, add the remaining sauce and stir fry.
- Combine: Put the vegetables and atsuage back in the pan and combine well.
- Toppings: Top with aonori, or pickled red ginger as you like.
- Equipment: Frying pan 26cm/10 inch
- Substitute: Use your favorite vegetables such as green onions, bell peppers, bok choy, spinach, cabbage, carrot, etc.
- If the taste is too light for you, feel free to add more sauce or salt.
- If it's not easy to loosen the noodles, adding some water will help.