Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A yummy vegetarian version of this traditional Japanese dish (from *The toasted sesame seeds are optional but very yummy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
  2. Cook the soba noodles in the boiling water for about 2 minutes or until they are al dente.(cooking any longer will cause the noodles to clump together.).
  3. Drain the noodles, rinse lightly with cold water and drain again. (This is important so the noodles won't stick.).
  4. Combine the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili paste, sugar, and sesame oil in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  6. When hot, add the onions, garlic, carrots, and cabbage. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the vegetables begin to soften and brown slightly.
  7. Add the soba noodles and the soy sauce mixture and cook just long enough to reheat the noodles and thoroughly coat them in the sauce.
  8. Serve garnished with the chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds.
Most Helpful

My daughter and husband really liked this dish. I didn't have soba noodles so, I used linguine instead. I used canola oil and, toasted almonds. Will definitely make this again.

penjomiles March 05, 2014

Really easy and great! I will make this often. I followed the directions exactly , except I added an 8 ounce package of fresh mushrooms, sliced to the vegetables. This was such a tasty recipe-thank you so much for sharing this, Esmerelda! I am stocking up on soba noodles so I know I can always use this as a "go to " recipe. I served it as a side dish with grilled chicken.

bad kitty 1116 April 04, 2009

Tasted great! Not at all like the Japanese yakisoba that I'm accustomed to, but still a great meal.

Random Rachel April 14, 2008