chicken + prawn yaki soba recipe

chicken + prawn yaki soba recipe

prep time: 10mins
cook time: 10mins

fast + fierecely fresh, this japanese street food staple has been on the wagamama menu since day one

ingredients

1 skinless chicken breast 2.5cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 red pepper, finely sliced 1 onion, finely sliced 4 spring onions, finely sliced 75g bean sprouts 150g cooked peeled prawns 300g soba noodles 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon light soy sauce sea salt and white pepper, to taste

garnish

1 tablespoon toasted mixed sesame seeds 1 heaped tablespoon crispy fried onions 1 tablespoon pickled ginger

method

  1. season the chicken with salt + pepper, then heat the oil over a medium-high heat in a large frying pan or wok + fry the ginger + chicken, until browned all over
  2. add the prawns, peppers, onions, spring onions, bean sprouts + prawns + cook for 2-3 minutes until the prawns + vegetables start to brown
  3. cook the egg noodles as per the packet instructions
  4. place the cooked noodles with the whisked eggs in a large bowl + mix well to ensure the noodles are thoroughly coated
  5. add the noodles to the pan, tossing quickly to ensure the egg + oil coat the chicken, prawns + vegetables thoroughly, then continue to cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often
  6. add the worcester sauce + the light soy sauce + toss again, making sure the sauce does not stick to the pan. add a little more sauce to taste, if necessary
  7. divide the mixture between 2 plates + top with the toasted sesame seeds, crispy fried onions + pickled ginger

yakisoba faqs

what does yakisoba taste like?

soy sauce, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings are combined in yakisoba sauce to make a sweet, savoury and bold flavour.

what kind of noodles are in yakisoba?

noodles in yakisoba are commonly chinese-style buckwheat noodles. buckwheat is a healthy grain-like seed that is gluten-free and unrelated to wheat, despite its name. soba noodles are made using a combination of buckwheat, flour, and water.

what's the difference between chow mein and yakisoba?

both dishes share similarities as they are both a fried soft noodle dish with vegetables and have a soy-sauce flavour, however, there are distinct differences between the two recipes.

yakisoba produces soft, chewy noodles where chow mien is fried until crispy. yakisoba also uses a slightly more complex sauce and chow mein often only uses flour and soy sauce.