Happy July 4th!
Is everyone having BBQ on the beach or in your backyard?
One of the culture shocks I had when I talked about BBQ is: why don’t they finish the BBQ feast with fried noodles, yakisoba!? When I have a BBQ or Okonomiyaki party, there is always yakisoba. But when I had the first BBQ in the US, they finished up their BBQ with some hot dogs.
Well, hot dogs are good, I love the crispy wurst in crunchy yet fluffy buns, so no complain at all. But if I think about no-yakisoba-BBQ, I started to miss them so much.
Fancy yakisoba to finish up the BBQ feast? Here is how we do!
<Ingredients> *makes about 4+ servings
- 1 medium carrot – cut in julienne
- ½ onion – slice
- ¼ cabbage – cut into a bite size
- 1 medium bell pepper – cut in julienne
- 5~7 mushrooms – slice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 packets yakisoba noodles
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 packets of yakisoba seasoning(included in yakisoba pack)
- Some black pepper
Extra sauce: Karashi-mayo
- 1 tablespoon mayo
- ¼ lime for juice
- 1 inch tubed karashi mustard
- 1 each sunny-side-up for people you share yakisoba
- Some red ginger pickles
- Some black pepper
- Pour olive oil in a pan and bring it to medium high heat. Add carrot, onion, bell pepper and cook for about 5 min.
- Add cabbage and mushroom and cook for another 5 min.
- Add yakisoba noodles and gently shake a little. After about 10 seconds, pour water and close the lid. *This is the first and last moment when you close the lid. If you keep using the lid, vegetables get soggy.
- Mix all ingredients for karashi-mayo and set aside.
- Mix vegetables and noodles well.
- Sprinkle yakisoba seasoning and black pepper.
- Transfer noodles to a plate and place toppings. Enjoy!
Mmm, yummy, this is how Japanese people end BBQ!
Well, if you have 2 people in your feast, got so much leftovers, right?
Stay tuned for how we use leftover yakisoba!
<Other BBQ Ideas>
The ultimate best BBQ side. Grilled Tzatziki Corn
Don’t forget fresh vegetables! Colorful Creamy Coleslaw
Stay hydrated! Honey Marinated Lemon (and make some refreshing soda!)
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)