Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba : I enjoyed the top-seller instant noodle

Yakisoba, together with Ramen, Udon and Soba, is a representative Japanese noodle dish made by stir-frying wheat noodles with pork belly and vegetables like cabbage, onion, and carrot.

Yakisoba is commonly cooked and eaten in Japanese households. The noodles are available at most grocery stores in Japan and the product typically comes with a flavor packet.

Yakisoba is a comfort food loved by Japanese people for a long time, so like instant Ramen, there are a wide variety of instant Yakisoba noodles.

Among those, Nissin U.F.O. Sauce Yakisoba and Peyang Sauce Yakisoba are 2 top-sellers. The former is especially popular in the western part of Japan, while those living in the eastern Japan are more familiar with the latter.

Nissin U.F.O. Sauce Yakisoba

Actually, I ate the former, Nissin U.F.O. Sauce Yakisoba instant noodles today, so for those who are curious about this Japanese instant Yakisoba noodle, this time I want to talk about the making method and the taste.

How to Make the Instant Noodles (Instructions)

Nissin UFO instant Yakisoba is available on and has a good reputation among many customers. Thus, first of all, I want to introduce how to make the instant Yakisoba noodles with photos.

1 Remove the outer red plastic package
2 Take off the orange packet pasted on the paper lid. It contains “Furikake (ふりかけ)” seasoning for this Yakisoba noodles
3 Peel back the paper lid to the No.2 dotted line
4 Take the yellow sauce packet out from the container
5 Pour boiling hot water into the cup until the noodles are entirely soaked
6 Close the paper lid and place the yellow sauce packet on it. Let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes
7 3 minutes later, peel off the black seal on the paper lid
8 Drain off the water completely from the container
9 Remove the paper lid and add the special Yakisoba sauce
10 Mix up all the ingredients
11 Sprinkle the accompanying Furikake seasoning over the cooked noodles
12 Enjoy Yakisoba noodles!

The Taste

The most distinctive feature of this Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba is the addicting savory flavor that comes from the accompanying special Yakisoba sauce. The noodles are straight, somewhat thick and has an excellent chewy texture.

Overall, the noodle dish is really tasty and has plenty of umami that comes from the sweet Yakisoba sauce with a rich flavor similar to Worcestershire sauce

The Ingredients in Sauce and The Toppings 

According to the ingredient list on the product package, the Nissin UFO’s special Yakisoba sauce is made mainly with Worcester sauce, sugar, reduced starch syrup, salt, spices, pork extract, pork oil, and flavoring oil.

As for the topping, it consists of green nori seaweed powder, seasoned pork, Beni Shoga, and shredded cabbage.

Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba Instant Noodles


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I want to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures and trivia.

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