How to Cook Instant Yakisoba Noodles (Basic Instructions)

“Yakisoba (焼きそば)” is one of the noodle dishes that represent Japan. It is made stir-frying wheat noodles with various vegetables and meat, and seasoned mainly with Worcester sauce.

Yakisoba is a common noodle dish in Japan, so a variety of instant Yakisoba noodles are available in supermarkets and convenience stores, together with instant ramen.

How to Make Instant Yakisoba

Nissin UFO Instant Yakisoba Noodles

When it comes to the method of cooking instant Yakisoba, it is a little more complicated than that of instant cup ramen.

In recent years, thanks to online shopping sites like, you can easily obtain popular Japanese instant Yakisoba, like these, even if you don’t live in Japan.

Therefore, for those who want to try those instant Yakisoba noodles, today I will introduce the basic way to cook them.

The Basic Cooking Instructions

Peyang Sauce Yakisoba Instant Noodles

I have prepared this “Peyang Sauce Yakisoba (ペヤングソースやきそば)” to explain how to make instant Yakisoba noodles in detail using photos.

The Peyang’s instant Yakisoba has a large share in Japan’s instant Yakisoba market. For those who have never cooked instant Yakisoba before, here are the basic cooking instructions.

1 IMG_5830 Peel back the paper lid about halfway and take all the accompanying packets out from the container
2 IMG_1464 Put the accompanying topping (dried vegetables and meat) into the container
3 IMG_5878 Pour boiling hot water into the container, up to the inside line
4 IMG_2274 Close the lid and place the accompanying Yakisoba sauce on top of it. Let the noodles sit and cook until the must-wait time passes (3 to 5 minutes)
5 IMG_9915 3 to 5 minutes later, peel off the small seal on the corner of the lid
6 IMG_0534 Drain only water completely from the little holes, keeping the lid closed with hands
7 IMG_0092 Remove the paper lid and add the accompanying Yakisoba sauce to the noodles
8 IMG_7505 Sprinkle the accompanying spices over the noodles.
9 IMG_9540 Stir all the ingredients well
10 IMG_0038 Enjoy Yakisoba noodles!


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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