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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Yakisoba

Here is another quick supper idea that I got from Rachael at La Fuji Mama on her wonderful blog she made a Spicy Sobameshi which has leftover spicy kimchi and leftover steamed rice along with the yakisoba and many other goodies. Well I'm not a big fan of kimchi and Wade's not a big fan of spicy, no problem...I can adjust it to what we like and what we have. I didn't have any leftover steamed rice. If I do Maranda usually just eats it with some furikake sprinkled on top.

Well I did have some fresh Yaki-Soba, (oops the photo was taken after I already used on pack) which makes it so easy, just take the block of noodles and cut them into 1 inch slices. After you prepared the vegetable that you would like to use, get out your wok or frying pan (or should I say skillet?) Start with the veggies that would take the longest, and of course you can add some chilies or spice it up if you want it spicy!
Makes 2 servings

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cloves finely minced garlic
1 package (5.6 ounces/160 grams) fresh yakisoba noodles, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 cup spinach
1 tomato sliced or diced
1 cup asparagus
2 fried eggs

1. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce,and garlic together. Set aside.

2. In a wok or large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over high heat. Add the asparagus (you can add onions or shallots if you like)being careful to shield yourself from splattering oil, and cook them until they are cooked through. Add the spinach and tomatoes, again being careful to shield yourself from splattering oil, and stir-fry for about 30 seconds.

3. Add the yakisoba noodles to the mix. Then add the sauce to the frying pan made in step 1, and continue to stir fry the contents in the frying pan for about 2 minutes.

4. Divide the yakisoba between 2 plates and top each with a fried egg. Serve.
I used asparagus because they looked so nice in the store and it was in season. We always have spinach on hand, fresh and frozen.
The first version Wade and I had. Maranda likes a lot of vegetables, but asparagus just isn't one of them. So for her I made her make one the way she wanted it.

We shaved up some fresh carrots and added some peas.

Oh, she had to add parmesan cheese to it...hummm not my choice. See it was even hard for me to take a picture of it! Oh well at least she ate it!

I have a hard time with runny eggs, I like mine a little more done, but Wade likes his eggs runny, or I should call it over easy. I try my best not to break the yolk.
I would like to thank you again Rachael, for another wonderful dish inspired by you. I took a lot of liberties with it, but I think you will understand!

22 comments:

  1. oh wow, these noodles look so delicious. I have never cooked yaki-soba at home but I have always stopped in the grocery aisle taking a second look at it. thanks for this recipe, now i know what to make with it!

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  2. PJ, don't you just love getting ideas from our fellow food blogger friends? I wish I had time to make more of there good ideas, just not enough time!!!

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  3. This is a great idea for having ready-made stir fry noodles. Perfect. i wll definitely keep my eye out in teh grocery store. Thanks for sharing.

    btw, the fried egg over the noodles is great easy way to serve up these noodles too.

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  4. Fantastic dish. Especially love finishing with the egg on top. Cheers!

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  5. I like to break the yolk over the noodles just before eating :)

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  6. Hi Lynd, just got back from my mom's place. I went home to celebrate her birthday yesterday. We had a great time! Btw, the soba noodle looks exactly like our local yellow noodle! I have one recipe for this noodle(under my noodle recipe). Btw, you don't have to worry about your way of making the noodle. I think they look great. Well, it's your recipe after all... right! Just enjoy and have a great time.
    Best regards,
    Kristy

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  7. Hy Lyndsey,

    First time here. You have a fab collection of healthy recipes here. Wonder How I misd your blog this much time. Glad to follow u. Do drop in at my blog sometime.

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  8. Une recette délicieuse.
    J'aime beaucoup.
    See soon.

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  9. Velva, it's is nice to have them on hand and the egg adds the extra comfort factor to the dish!

    Lazaro, thank you, the egg is what caught my eye in the first place. Yum!

    Tigerfish, I know that is the best way to eat it, my husband did on his!

    Kristy, I thought you were out of town, hadn't heard much from you. Happy Birthday to your mother. My mother's Birthday is on the 27th coming up. Thanks for your encouragement. I always seem to change recipes, makes my friends nuts! :-)

    Jay, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. It's nice to meet you. I did go check out your blog, you have some wonderful recipes there. I'll be back.

    Nadjibella, thank you, I'm glad you like it.

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  10. Looks like a tasty and unusual dish to try !

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  11. I've never tried yakisoba noodles...I'll have to try them. I've been cooking shiritaki noodles a lot lately the same way you cooked these.

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  12. Lynda, that's the fun of reading our food blogger friends blogs, trying unusual dishes, or something we have not tried before.

    Bo, I'll have to try shiritaki noodles too!

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  13. I'm such a runny eggs girl, like Wade and I love Soba noodles.

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  14. I'm one of those runny-egg freaks! Looks delicious!

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  15. What a fab looking dish, and something very different from what I'm used to. I'd love to try this.
    *kisses* HH
    p.s i noticed my the link you have for me in your blog roll isn't coming out right, there were a lot of problems when I changed blogs, if you re-enter my blog address again, it should come out right :)

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  16. je découvre une délicieuse recette remplie de bonnes saveurs
    bonne journée

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  17. KB, yeah you and my husband can have the runny ones, lol!

    TKW, I just can't bring myself to eat it if it's runny, but I'll try to make it for hubs that way.

    HH, I re-entered your blog address, it should work now. I'll have to make it for you when you visit.

    Fimere, Nice thing is you can add any flavors you like!

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  18. This would make a lovely quick lunch. I love runny eggs too. I don;t mind hard boiled eggs if I have sambal to go with it.

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  19. Fantastic noodles..I love soba noodles too :-)

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  20. Wonderful recipe with so much creative variation possible--can't wait to try this! For me, spice=delight!

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  21. Oh! I haven't had this noodle for a while, my son used to love it...love your version of it :-)

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