Yakisoba is a stir fried noodle dish in Japan, similar to the Mee Goreng of Malaysia, Pancit Canton of Philippines and Chow Mein of China. The name Yakisoba means “fried noodles” and is a popular dish during festivals in Japan but like the other noodles it had originated in China. These noodle dishes may look similar to each other because of its origin but with years of it being localized in each country, it developed its own unique flavour that’s why this noodle dish is a bit sweet and hot compared to the others.
Like any other noodle dish it is prepared by stir frying vegetables like cabbage and carrots, bite size pieces of chicken or pork and uses soba noodles or any ramen-style noodles. It is enjoyed as a mains, side dish or even a placed in a hot dog bun similar to pancit in pandesal in Philippines.