Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Yakisoba Noddles with Vegetables and Tofu

Yakisoba is quite a popular dish in Japan as it is very simple to cook and pretty much anyone can cook it well. When you have a party or you simply don't have enough time to cook, try this recipe as it is very tasty and is nutritionally well balanced. There is really nothing quicker than stir frying a Yakisoba dish. All you need is Yakisoba noodles, choice of your stir fry vegetables, and tofu.

Makes 4 servings

Preparation time : 15 mins

Cooking time : 15 mins

2 servings yakisoba noodles (Sunluck yakisoba noodles pre-cooked)
1/2 green capsicum cut lengthwise
1/2 cabbage, thinly sliced
3 oz carrot, sliced into thin strips
1/2 packet of bean sprout
2 big cubes fried tofu -cut into smaller cubes
1/2 cup green onions,chopped
1 big floret of broccoli
1/2 clove ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp cooking wine
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp chilli sauce (optional)

1. In preparation, chop the vegetables, leaving out the bean sprouts at this stage.

2. Heat sesame oil in a medium skillet on medium heat.
3. Saute carrot, and broccoli florets well. (The reason I cooked carrots and broccoli first is to make sure the carrots and broccoli are fully cooked.)

4. Further, add ginger,capsicum ,cabbage and saute for 1 min.

5. Add tofu, green onions.

6. Finally add noodles,bean sprouts and stir-fry with vegetables.
7. Pour salt, rice vinegar, cooking wine, chilli sauce and soy sauce, over noodles and stir quickly.

8. Serve hot.

Note: You can add other vegetables like mushroom, asparagus. You can also use fresh soba noodles. Just follow the direction in the package and cook the noodles.