Yakisoba sauce is a tangy, savory sauce used to flavour delicious Japanese fried noodles. While it's common to buy the sauce premade, with just a few condiments you probably already have in your cupboard, you can whip up your own tasty homemade yakisoba sauce in just a few minutes!
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What is Yakisoba Sauce?
Yakisoba sauce has it all! It's sweet, savory, tangy and packed with umami, no wonder yakisoba is one of the most popular street-food dishes in Japan.
As you can probably guess from the name, yakisoba sauce is mostly used to flavour yakisoba, a popular fried noodle dish made with pork, onions and cabbage. You can check out my recipe here!
In Japan, most people opt for premade sauce
Generally, Japanese families tend to use pre-made yakisoba sauce, one of the most popular brands is "Otafuku". This is the brand that I and many Japanese people stick with... it never fails!
Other than premade sauces, there are also powders and yakisoba sets that have all the seasonings and toppings included.
If you want to buy premade Otafuku yakisoba sauce, you can find it on Amazon.
But homemade Yakisoba sauce is very easy to make
Although people tend to use premade because it's easy and fast, that does not mean homemade sauce is hard to make.
The ingredients are pretty simple, and you probably have them in your cupboard already!
All you need is:
- Oyster sauce
- Soy sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Tomato ketchup
- Sugar (or honey)
- Black pepper
- Sesame oil
- Sake or mirin (Optional)
Adjusting the recipe
One of the beauties of making the sauce yourself, is you can adjust the ingredient quantities to suit your preference!
Prefer it sweet? Add more sugar or ketchup! Like a sour kick? Then more Worcestershire sauce! It's totally up to you.
I hope you enjoy this quick, easy and authentic homemade yakisoba sauce!
Yakisoba sauce is a sweet, savory and tangy sauce used to flavour Japanese fried noodles called "Yakisoba". It's a popular street food dish.
Yakisoba sauce is usually made with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, ketchup, sugar/honey and sake or mirin. I also like to add a bit of black pepper and sesame oil to my recipe.
You can buy Japanese brand "Otafuku" yakisoba sauce on Amazon. You might also be able to find it in Japanese or Asian supermarkets.