Yakisoba (Protein of Your Choice)
- Ready In:
- 10 -12 ounces fresh Chinese egg noodles
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons peanut oil
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 2 one chicken breasts or (16 ounce) package tofu, thinly sliced
- 1 small head napa cabbage (about 4 cups) or 1 small savoy cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin or 2 tablespoons a bit sugar
- 3 drops hot sauce (recommended ( Tabasco)
- 1 bunch scallion, chopped, white parts only
- Bring a pot of water to a boil, salt it, and add noodles. Cook until just done, about 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and run under cold water. Toss noodles with sesame oil to keep them from sticking together, and set aside.
- Put peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it's hot, add ginger and cook, stirring, until just fragrant, about 1 minute. Add protein and cook until no longer pink and is starting to brown around the edges.
- Add cabbage and carrots to skillet and stir; sprinkle with salt. Continue to cook until vegetables soften, adding a bit of water, as needed to keep them from sticking.
- Meanwhile, stir together in a small bowl ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mirin, and hot sauce. When vegetables are soft and any liquid has evaporated, add noodles and sauce to skillet. Toss to coat everything well and cook until noodles are warmed through. Serve, topped with chopped scallions.
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I used tofu and I think it would be better with meat, as the sauce has a strong flavor. I would recommend light soy sauce, not dark. DH liked it a lot more than I did, which is why it has 4 stars. Be very careful not too add too much water when cooking, as the cabbage will add quite a bit of liquid as it cooks. I ended up pouring off almost as much liquid as I added (which I will save for later) so the dish didn't get too soggy.