Yakisoba (Japanese Fried Noodles) Recipe

Yakisoba or Japanese fried noodles is a popular dish. Inspired by Chinese fried noodles, this yakisoba recipe is made with cabbage, carrot, and pork.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Yakisoba
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 589 kcal


  • 12 oz. yakisoba, rinsed with water and drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 oz. pork, cut into small pieces and marinated with some soy sauce
  • 2 oz. cabbage, roughly chopped into pieces
  • 2 oz. carrot, cut into thin strips
  • Some scallions, cut into thin threads
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1/2 teaspoon mirin
  • 3 dashes white pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat up wok with oil. Add garlic and stir fry until light brown in color. Add pork and do a few quick stirs before adding cabbage and carrot. Stir a few times and add noodles and all the seasonings. Continue to stir-fry until the vegetables and noodles are cooked, for 1-2 minutes. Transfer out and serve immediately with some benishoga (Japanese picked ginger).

Recipe Notes

You can find fresh yakisoba noodles at Japanese stores or Asian stores. Usually, they come with yakisoba seasoning sauce. You can use the sauce or make yakisoba from scratch using my yakisoba recipe above.

Nutrition Facts
Yakisoba (Japanese Fried Noodles) Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 589 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 711mg 30%
Potassium 437mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 91g 30%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 63.5%
Vitamin C 10.9%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.