Seriously Delicious Leek and Salted Pork Yakisoba Noodles

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.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Japanese leek
1 stalk
Thinly sliced pork belly
200 g
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Finely chopped garlic
1 clove
Chinese soup stock
1/2 tablespoon
High-quality salt
1/2 teaspoon
Yakisoba noodles
3 packs
Vegetable oil
2-3 tablespoons


1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.