How to Cook Instant Yakisoba Noodles (Basic Instructions)

Yakisoba (焼きそば)” is a Japanese dish made of wheat noodles stir-fried with various vegetables and meat (typically pork belly), flavored with Japanese-style Worcester sauce.

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

How to Make Instant Yakisoba

Nissin UFO Instant Yakisoba Noodles

In recent years, thanks to online marketplaces like, even if you are not in Japan, you can easily get popular Japanese instant Yakisoba, like these

But the making of instant Yakisoba noodles is somewhat more complicated than instant cup ramen. 

So for those who are interested in this Japanese noodle but have never tried it before, today I will introduce its basic cooking method.


Instant Yakisoba Noodles from Peyang

For that, I prepared this “Peyang Sauce Yakisoba (ペヤングソースやきそば)”, which has a large share in the market.

Since the product is widely enjoyed in Japan, I thought it would become a good example for beginners.

Now, let’s get down to the main topic. Here are the basic cooking instructions for instant Yakisoba. 

1 IMG_5830 First, peel back the paper lid about halfway and take all the packets out from the container.
2 IMG_1464 Then, put the contents of the garnish packet, such as vegetables and pork bits.
3 IMG_5878 Next, pour boiling water into the container until it reaches the line indicated inside (until it entirely covers the noodles).
4 IMG_2274 Close the lid and place the Yakisoba sauce packet on top of it to warm the sauce. Let the noodles sit and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
5 IMG_9915 Then, peel off the seal on the corner of the top lid.
6 IMG_0534 Drain water completely through the tiny holes, holding the box closed using both hands.
7 IMG_0092 Then, remove the paper lid and add in the Yakisoba sauce.
8 IMG_7505 Sprinkle the accompanying spices and furikake seasoning flakes on the noodles.
9 IMG_9540 Stir all the ingredients well to coat the noodles with the sauce and spices.
10 IMG_0038 Ready to Eat. Enjoy the 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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