Salt-Flavored Yakisoba Noodles with Crispy Onion and Chikuwa Fish Sticks

Salt-Flavored Yakisoba Noodles with Crispy Onion and Chikuwa Fish Sticks

The crispy onions are the main feature of this salt-flavored yakisoba noodle dish. The umami of the chikuwa fish sticks match well too. My yakisoba-loving husband gives this his stamp of approval!

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Yakisoba noodles
2 packets
Sesame oil
3 to 4 tablespoons
Coarsely ground black pepper
to taste - a generous amount
Green onions (finely chopped)
to taste - a generous amount
◎ Chicken soup stock granules
2 teaspoons
◎ Grated garlic
1 teaspoon
◎ Salt (sun dried natural sea salt)
2 pinches
◎ Soy sauce
a small amount to add flavor
◎ Boiling water
about 2 teaspoons
Mix the ◎ ingredients together.


1. Cut the chikuwa sticks in half lenghwise and slice on the diagonal. Peel the onion, cut in half and slice thinly with the grain.
2. Heat up a frying pan, add some sesame oil and stir fry the onion. When it starts to wilt add the chikuwa and stir-fry quickly. While the chikuwa is cooking de-tangle the noodles (see Hints).
3. Add the noodles to the pan and mix rapidly. Add the ◎ ingredients and stir fry over high heat so that the moisture in the pan evaporates. Add coarsely ground black pepper and the remaining sesame oil to finish. Transfer to a serving plate, scatter with chopped green onion and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to impress my yakisoba-loving husband, so I used the ingredient list on a packet of instant yakisoba noodles as a guide to creating this recipe!