Oahu is a real gem for Japanese food, thanks to the many Japanese tourists and also locals who are obsessed with Japanese cuisine.
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There are countless authentic Japanese restaurants dotting Waikiki Beach: ramen joint, sushi bar, izakaya, and yakiniku (Japanese BBQ).
I was in Japanese food heaven during the vacation; the abundant seafood and fresh produce accentuate the already great taste to tempting perfection.
Yakisoba or Japanese fried noodles/焼きそば is one of the dishes I particularly enjoyed during my stay there. Yakisoba is pretty much the Japanese version of Chinese chow mein, but there is a certain appeal about yakisoba—the ramen noodles andthe sharp-flavored benishoga (picked ginger strips) make yakisoba a bright-tasting noodle dish. I loved it.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 589 calories per serving.
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- 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
- 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).
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.