Yakisoba Fried Noodles


I wasn’t going to post this today since doing so makes it two “yaki” dishes in a row. But I couldn’t resist sharing my favorite recipe for local style fried noodles.

I could eat this yakisoba almost everyday and not get tired of it. I think everyone has at least a couple (if not many more) of those kinds of favorite dishes. It really is just a simple dish. But I like these fried noodles so much that whenever I try to make it to bring somewhere, I always end up eating it all at home and having to make (or buy) something else! Yes, I need more self-control.

16 oz. Takamori Fresh Chow Mein Noodles, with seasoning packets (or your favorite yakisoba/chow mein noodles with seasoning packet)
9 oz. Taro Brand Chop Suey Mix (bean sprouts, shredded carrots, and watercress)
1/4 cup Portuguese sausage, sliced
4 strips of turkey bacon
2 turkey hotdogs
2 stalks green onion
2 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
4 Tbsp water

Slice the Portuguese sausage, turkey hotdog, and turkey bacon into bite sized pieces. Fry in a large pan until browned. Add in the vegetables from the chop suey mix and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the the meat and vegetable mixture to a bowl and drain any extra oil from the pan.

Put the noodles and 4 Tbsp of water into the same pan and let the noodles steam for a couple minutes. Once heated through, separate the noodles using chopsticks or tongs. Next, add in half of the seasoning powder. Stir to distribute the seasoning and return the meats and vegetables to the pan. Warm everything through and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

If you really want to be healthier you should use a healthier type sausage. But that’s just one place that I can’t compromise. I can do the turkey bacon…and the turkey hot dog. But this dish would have none of the delicious goodness without the Portuguese sausage. If you can’t find this popular local sausage in your area, just substitute with your favorite savory, slightly sweet sausage.

5 comments   -   February 16, 2008

1 Emiline { 02.16.08 at 10:04 am }

I’m going to overdose on ‘yak’! Just kidding.

These noodles look great. I’m not so great at making Asian-style food. Last time I tried, I got very angry at myself.

2 Kevin { 02.16.08 at 12:18 pm }

Yakisoba is one of my favorite end of the week clean out the fridge dishes. Nice and simple and tasty.

3 made healthier { 02.17.08 at 2:47 am }

Hi Emiline,
Thanks! I’m thinking that recipe you tried must not have been very good because I know you are a great cook!

Hi Kevin,
Yes, I totally agree. A great way to use up those last bits of meat and vegetables hanging around. :)

4 rowena { 02.17.08 at 7:29 am }

I used to order yakisoba all the time at one point in my life (wish I could remember the name of the place!). It was the sauce they used. The unique flavor of that sauce was just something else.

You make me wish I was back home already!

5 made healthier { 02.17.08 at 11:29 pm }

Hi rowena,
Maybe it’ll lessen your homesickness if you think of all the pizza, gelato, risotto, and mountains of delicious pasta you’d be missing if you were back here in Hawaii. Not to mention hikes around Lake Como (so jealous!). Your great blog posts make me miss Italy on a weekly basis! 😉

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