Archive for August, 2010

Yakisoba, the Japanese pan-fried noodle dish, has countless variations

Yakisoba originated in Japan and has Chinese influences. The sweet sauce is made from condiments and can include ketchup, soy sauce, applesauce and mustard, and other variations are nearly endless. Yakisoba doesn’t contain soba but usually noodles called chukamen, made with wheat flour and egg. Chukamen are similar to ramen or Chinese egg noodles; they’re yellow, and sold fresh or dried. This article from the New York Times includes a recipe for Yakisoba with pork and cabbage.