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Quick and easy Shrimp Yakisoba

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Shrimp yakisoba is a perfect balance of savory shrimp, tender yakisoba noodles and crisp, colorful vegetables all tossed together in an umami packed sauce.

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Mahalo to Foodland Hawai’i for sponsoring this post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.

This dish is a treat for the senses. Each bite brings a burst of flavor, with juicy, succulent shrimp and perfectly cooked noodles that are both chewy and comforting. 

Shrimp is such a great protein to add to your meal. Whether it be Hawaiian garlic shrimp, honey walnut shrimp, or even shrimp curry, you’ll be sure to find a shrimp recipe that you love.

Whether you’re in the mood for a quick and easy weeknight meal or you’re looking to impress guests with your cooking skills, this shrimp yakisoba recipe is the answer. 

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and dig into a delicious bowl of yakisoba with shrimp tonight!

shrimp yakisoba in a wok

First let’s gather your ingredients.

Ingredients to make shrimp yakisoba

(Full recipe instructions and ingredient amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post)

Yakisoba is a sweet and savory sauce. To make it you’ll need:

  • Oyster sauce. A thick, salty-sweet sauce commonly used in Asian cuisine to enhance the flavor of stir-fries and marinades.
  • Shoyu. A Japanese style soy sauce that can be found in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores.
  • Worcestershire sauce. A savory, tangy, umami packed sauce.
  • Ketchup. Yes, ketchup. It adds a touch of sweetness and body to the sauce.
  • Maika’i Organic Cane Sugar. Find this in the baking aisle at your local Foodland.
shrimp yakisoba sauce ingredients

For the shrimp stir fry you’ll need:

  • Yakisoba noodles. These are thin, chewy noodles made from wheat. You can use fresh or frozen if you’d like.
  • Shrimp. While this recipe is for shrimp yakisoba, feel free to use any protein of your choice: beef, chicken, pork, or even tofu.
  • Garlic salt. You can opt to use fresh grate garlic and salt if you prefer.
  • Pepper. Add a little or a lot depending on your preference.
  • Cooking oil of choice
  • Onion. I like sweet Maui onions, but you can use any variety you like.
  • Carrot. Add a pop of color and a hint of sweetness.
  • Cabbage. I use regular green cabbage, but you can use any variety you’d like. You can also use spinach, kale, or another leafy green here as well.
  • Shiitake mushroom. Meaty and flavorful mushrooms with a distinctive, slightly smoky taste. It’s commonly used in Asian cuisine, particularly in soups and stir-fries
  • Green onion. Thinly sliced to add a pop of color.
shrimp yakisoba ingredients

How to make shrimp yakisoba

First things first, you’ll want to make the yakisoba sauce. Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine. You’ll set this aside until later.

Now for the shrimp. Get yourself peeled and deveined shrimp. You can save some money and peel and devein the shrimp yourself if you’d like.

shrimp yakisoba in a white bowl

Add your cooking oil of choice to a large wok set over medium high heat. Cook the shrimp until opaque. This will only take a few minutes. Once the shrimp are done, remove from the wok and set aside.

Now for the stir fry. Add your veggies to the wok and cook until just tender. Add yakisoba sauce, shrimp, and noodles to the work. Toss to mix and ENJOY.

Tips for delicious shrimp yakisoba

  • Use fresh ingredients: Using fresh shrimp and vegetables is key to getting the best flavor and texture in your shrimp yakisoba. Opt for in-season produce to ensure your dish is both tasty and nutritious.
  • Cook the noodles properly: Yakisoba noodles are the main ingredient in this dish, so it’s important to cook them properly. Overcooking the noodles can result in mushy, unappetizing noodles, while undercooking them can make them too chewy. Follow the package instructions for the best results.
  • Adjust the seasoning: Yakisoba is a classic flavor for shrimp yakisoba, but feel free to add extra seasonings or spices to suit your taste. A pinch of red pepper flakes can add a touch of heat, or you can try adding ginger or garlic for extra depth of flavor. The key is to keep experimenting and adjusting the seasonings until you find the perfect balance.
chopstick picking up shrimp yakisoba

Frequently asked questions

What is yakisoba sauce made of?

Yakisoba is a sweet and savory sauce made with oyster sauce, shoyu, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and sugar.

What does yakisoba mean?

Yakisoba means fried noodle in Japanese and describes the stir fried method of cooking noodles, protein, veggies, and yakisoba sauce together to make a delicious meal.

What is the difference between yakisoba and ramen?

Yakisoba is a stir fried noodle dish, while ramen in a noodle dish served in broth.

Can shrimp yakisoba be made vegetarian?

Yes, shrimp yakisoba can easily be made vegetarian by substituting the shrimp with a protein of your choice, such as tofu or mushrooms. The rest of the dish remains the same, and you can still enjoy all the delicious flavors and textures.

Other great noodle dishes

shrimp yakisoba close up in a white bowl

Shrimp Yakisoba

Relle Lum
Shrimp yakisoba is a perfect balance of savory shrimp, tender yakisoba noodles and crisp, colorful vegetables all tossed together in an umami packed sauce.
4.95 from 40 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the yakisoba sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Maika'i Organic Cane Sugar

For the stir fry

  • 1 pound yakisoba noodles
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil of choice
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1 carrot cut into matchstick sized pieces
  • 1 cup cabbage roughly chopped
  • 3 green onion thinly sliced
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms sliced

Instructions
 

For the yakisoba sauce

  • Add oyster sauce, shoyu, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and Maika’i Organic Cane Sugar to a small bowl. Mix until well combined and set aside.

For the stir fry

  • Cook yakisoba noodles to package directions and set aside.
  • Add your cooking oil of choice to a large wok set over medium-high heat. Place the shrimp in the wok and cook for 2-3 minutes or until opaque and cooked through. Flip and repeat on the other side. When the shrimp have finished cooking, remove from the wok and set aside.
  • Add a little more oil to the wok and add in the onions. Cook until translucent. Then add the carrots and stir fry until it just begins to soften.
  • Then add in the cabbage and green onions. Continue to stir fry until it just begins to wilt.
  • Lastly, add the mushrooms and yakisoba sauce. Stir fry until cooked to your desired doneness. Add in the shrimp and noodles. Toss to combine and ENJOY!

Notes

Tips for delicious shrimp yakisoba
  • Use fresh ingredients: Using fresh shrimp and vegetables is key to getting the best flavor and texture in your shrimp yakisoba. Opt for in-season produce to ensure your dish is both tasty and nutritious.
  • Cook the noodles properly: Yakisoba noodles are the main ingredient in this dish, so it’s important to cook them properly. Overcooking the noodles can result in mushy, unappetizing noodles, while undercooking them can make them too chewy. Follow the package instructions for the best results.
  • Adjust the seasoning: Yakisoba is a classic flavor for shrimp yakisoba, but feel free to add extra seasonings or spices to suit your taste. A pinch of red pepper flakes can add a touch of heat, or you can try adding ginger or garlic for extra depth of flavor. The key is to keep experimenting and adjusting the seasonings until you find the perfect balance.

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 31gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 1130mgPotassium: 635mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2685IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 3mg
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By on February 5th, 2023

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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