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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
Chikuwa
3
Onion
1
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.

Steps

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!