Monday, 9 June 2008
This was our Sunday afternoon snack - Yakisoba, or Japanese fried noodles. It's a popular street savoury in Japan and easy to make at home. We were happily slurping this away while watching Japan Hour. ~Bliss~
You can get Yakisoba in the Japanese grocery amd most Chinese grocery stores. The Chinese grocery stores here are well-stocked with Jap stuff. This is how the noodles look.
2 packets Yakisoba
Few tbsp Yakisoba sauce
1 tbsp mirin
1/4 head small cabbage, cut into small pieces
1 small carrot, julienned
200g pork, sliced and marinated with soy sauce and corn flour
6 prawns, cleaned and de-veined
1 medium onion, sliced
Ao-nori (seaweed flakes)
This is a 3-part cooking.
Heat oil in frying pan and saute some onions. Add pork slices and stir-fry till brown. Move pork to one side and stir fry prawns. Dish and remove pork and prawns.
Heat oil in pan again and stir-fry onion, cabbage and carrot. Add a little water to soften the vegetables. Stir-fry for about 4-5 minutes till vegetables are soft yet crisp. Remove vegetables and set aside.
Stir fry noodles with some mirin and Yakisoba sauce. Return vegetables, pork and prawns. Add a little water and mix all ingredients well.
Dish and garnish/serve with some ao-nori and pickled ginger.