Seriously Delicious Leek and Salted Pork Yakisoba Noodles
A light tasting yakisoba noodle dish seasoned with salted leek sauce. The simple salted leek sauce with crispy fried noodles is an amazingly delicious combination. Give it a try! It goes well with beer too.
Finely chop the Japanese leek. Chop up the pork.
Heat up the sesame oil in a pan and add the garlic. When it starts to release a nice aroma, add the pork and Japanese leek, and stir-fry until the meat changes color.
Add the soup stock granules and salt to the pan with 100 ml of water, and bring to a boil. Add some katakuriko dissolved in water (1 tablespoon of water and 1/2 tablespoon of katakuriko) to thicken the sauce.
Heat some oil in a frying pan and add the yakisoba noodles one packet at a time while untangling the noodles. Fry the noodles on both sides until crispy.
When the surface of the noodles is crispy, add the salty pork sauce from Step 1 to finish.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make yakisoba noodles, but I didn't have any cabbage or bean sprouts - only Japanese leek and pork. So I thought I'd try making the noodles with salted pork sauce. Even my critical family who usually says things like "this looked a lot better in the photo" said this was amazing! It's a recipe I'm actually confident about.
Fry the noodles slowly in a generous amount of oil, pressing down on it with a spatula so that it gets crispy. Adjust the amount of salt used depending on the kind of salt and your taste. The noodles don't have any saltiness, so I think it tastes best with a generous amount of added salt. East while mixing up the noodles and the sauce with your chopsticks.