The Best Way to Cook Yakisoba Noodles

Soba noodles are delicious in stir fries.
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Yakisoba (soba) noodles are the starch component of a number of Asian dishes. These noodles can be incorporated into stir fries, paired with vegetables and even eaten on their own.


The noodles look similar to Ramen noodles and are made from wheat flour and egg. They're yellower than other types of noodles and are sold fresh or dried. Although recipes abound that include yakisoba, the process of cooking the noodles themselves is fairly simple.

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Things You'll Need

  • Yakisoba noodles

  • Large pot

  • Colander


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Place the yakisoba noodles in the water to cook. If the noodles are dry, cook according to the package directions — usually 5 to 7 minutes. Fresh noodles only need to be heated, so 1 or 2 minutes in the boiling water is usually sufficient.
  3. Pour the yakisoba noodles into a colander and let the water drain from them.
  4. Transfer the yakisoba to a wok or other pot to be mixed into a stir fry or other recipe.
  5. Serve immediately. If you're preparing a cold dish, place the noodles in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.


If you're eating the yakisoba on its own or if your recipe calls for adding sauce or a dressing to the noodles, drizzle the sauce or dressing over the noodles and toss with tongs in a large bowl so the sauce disperses evenly.



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