Vegetable Yakisoba (Japanese Vegan Stir-Fried Noodles)

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Vegetable Yakisoba is a quick and easy Japanese stir-fried noodle dish. When you’re short on time, this recipe will be ready in no time!

Vegetable yakisoba in a large pan.

Yakisoba is a popular noodle dish originating from Japan. This recipe is a veggie-packed version, in which we stir-fry many vegetables, atsuage (meat substitute), and noodles, and finish with a flavorful and savory sauce.

With just 15 minutes of your time, this easy and quick recipe will surely 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

I’ll be sure to 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 in under 15 minutes
  • Meatless Vegan Recipe
  • Savory Veggie Yakisoba

Yakisoba is Street Food

Yakisoba noodles with chopsticks

Yakisoba is a delicious and straightforward Japanese noodle dish made with meat and vegetables with sauce. It’s usually seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, a common ingredient in the dish.

Yakisoba is a typical street food that we often find at festivals and events (food stalls), but people also love making it at home for the main dish as it’s easy and quick to make.

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for yakisoba noodles.
  • 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)
  • Salt
  • Sesame Oil or vegetable oil

Yakisoba Noodles

Japanese yakisoba noodles.

Even though it says “soba” in the name, yakisoba noodles differ from soba noodles (buckwheat noodles).

Yakisoba noodles’ ingredients are the same 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 in the freezer section), but if you can’t, you can substitute them with udon noodles, spaghetti noodles, and Chinese-style noodles.

For more information about Japanese noodles (the difference between udon, soba, and ramen), please go here: Japanese noodles.

Yakisoba Sauce

Yakisoba sauce ingredients are chuno sauce, soy sauce, and sake.

Chuno sauce (chūno sōsu) is like a Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce with a fruity sweetness and a savory, tangy taste.

You might not have it at home, so that you can substitute it with vegan Worcestershire sauce, vegetarian oyster sauce, or okonomiyaki sauce.

For those who love spicy food, adding a tasty and spicy sauce would also be great.


Let me show you how to make it step by step! You can also watch this recipe video if you like.

How to make vegetable yakisoba step by step.
  1. Cut ingredients.
  2. Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Stir fry the vegetables over medium heat.
  4. Add some sauce and stir fry.
  5. Add Atsuage, add a little more sauce, and stir fry.
  6. Add yakisoba noodles and cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Loosen yakisoba noodles, add the rest of the sauce, and stir fry.
  8. Put the vegetables and atsuage back and combine well.
Vegetable yakisoba in a plate with chopsticks.

Serve on a plate and top with aonori or pickled red ginger as you like.

If the taste is too light, add salt and pepper or more sauce to get the desired flavor.


It’s a great way to enjoy an authentic taste of Japan by topping it with these:


You can make yakisoba with any vegetables, but some of my favorite variation ideas are here:

  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Chinese Pea Pods
  • Green bell peppers
  • Red bell peppers
  • Green onions
  • Spring onions
  • Snow peas
  • Cabbage
  • Bok choy
  • Carrot

What to Serve With

Savory soup and a side dish of crunchy veggies are perfect combinations for an authentic Japanese-style lunch!

Thanks for Stopping By!

Vegetable yakisoba in a plate with chopsticks.

I hope you’ll love this easy and quick vegetable yakisoba recipe you can make in less than 15 minutes!

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Chef JA Cooks is a Japanese food blog that shares healthy and straightforward Japanese home cooking recipes, including vegan and vegetarian. From traditional Japanese recipes to modern recipes with step-by-step instructions.

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Vegetable Yakisoba (Japanese Vegan Stir-Fried Noodles)

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Vegetable Yakisoba is a quick and easy Japanese stir-fried noodle dish. When you're short on time, this recipe will be ready in no time!


  • 1 Frying pan 26cm (10 inch)


  • 1/2 Onion
  • 3 leaves Napa cabbage
  • 1 pack Moyashi, 7 oz/200g
  • 1 Atsuage, 6 oz/170g
  • 2 servings Yakisoba noodles
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • a little Salt
  • Topping, optional: Aonori, pickled red ginger

Yakisoba Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Chuno sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sake


  • 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.



  • Substitute: Use your favorite vegetables such as green onions, bell peppers, bok choy, spinach, cabbage, carrot, etc.
  • If the taste is too light, add more sauce or salt.
  • If loosening the noodles is not easy, adding some water will help.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 148.3g | Protein: 24.2g | Fat: 14.2g | Sodium: 1103mg | Sugar: 2g
Course: Noodle
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: vegan, Vegetable yakisoba, Vegetarian
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