Yakisoba means stir-fried noodles, and this classic Japanese dish is bursting with flavor. Prepare this stir-fry piping hot, with the vegetables cooked but still a bit crunchy. Have all your ingredients measured and chopped before you start frying, and it only takes minutes from pan to plate.
Commonly this dish includes meat, but I have used tofu as a substitute. You can also use other available substitutes, tempeh or meatless chik’n strips.
The yakisoba noodles can be any noodle you choose and is part of your dietary needs. There are many healthy varieties of noodles available. I enjoy mung bean fettuccine. Gluten free noodles are available in most grocery stores.
- ½ head red cabbage, sliced thin strips
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 medium carrots, shredded
- 1 small crown broccoli, chopped bite size
- 2 inches fresh ginger, grated
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 package firm or extra firm tofu
- 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil
- 3 (3 oz.) packages ramen noodles, discard seasoning
- ¼ cup Bragg’s aminos
- ¼ cup vegan worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- ½ tsp to 1 Tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
- 1 Tbsp sugar
Before you begin, cube the tofu and chop the vegetables for stir frying.
Begin boiling a medium pot full of water for the noodles. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the grated ginger, saute for about 30 seconds to one minute (don’t let it burn).
Add all of the vegetables. Stir and cook until wilted (about 5-10 minutes). Add the tofu. Meanwhile, once the water boils, add the noodles and cook just until tender (2-3 minutes). Drain, return to the pot (with the heat turned off).
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, sriracha, and sugar. Use only ½ tsp of sriracha if you don’t want it spicy, use up to 1 Tbsp if you like it hot. Stir until the ketchup and sugar are dissolved. Pour the sauce into the skillet with the tofu and vegetables at medium high heat. Add the noodles, stir to coat everything in the sauce, and heat through (just a few minutes).