“Yakisoba Pan” made from Instant Noodle and Hot Dog Bun
Yakisoba, together with Ramen, Udon, and Soba, is one of the noodle dishes that are most commonly eaten in Japan throughout the year.
Unlike Ramen, Yakisoba is a broth-less dish made by stir-frying steamed wheat noodles with pork belly and vegetables and seasoned mainly with Japanese Worcester sauce.
Yakisoba Pan (焼きそばパン)
It may sound strange if you are not aquatinted with Japanese food culture, but the food combination of Yakisoba noodles and buns is ordinary in Japan.
In fact, the hot dog bun with Yakisoba noodles, “Yakisoba Pan (焼きそばパン: literally Yakisoba Bread)” is available in many supermarkets and convenience stores around the country and is widely enjoyed.
Hence, it is no exaggeration to say that Yakisoba Pan is one of the most loved savory bread in Japan.
Recipe using Instant Yakisoba Noodles
If you are interested in Yakisoba Pan and somehow want to try it, but haven’t made Yakisoba noodles before, there is a recommended way to effortlessly enjoy it. A very simple way; Prepare instant Yakisoba noodles, cook it, and combine with hot dog buns.
Today, I actually did that, so here let me share the making process with photos.
All you need to prepare for this Yakisoba Pan recipe are hot dog buns and instant Yakisoba you prefer. This time, I prepared the Myojo Ippeichan Yomise no Yakisoba instant noodle featuring its addicting spicy mayonnaise.
For people who want to make Yakisoba Pan using other instant Yakisoba, this article on how to cook instant Yakisoba will help. Now, here is the cooking instructions.
|1||First, remove the outer plastic packaging from the Yakisoba container, and peel back the paper lid about halfway to the No.2 dotted line on the paper|
|2||Take all the packets out from the container|
|3||Pour boiling water into the cup until the noodles are entirely soaked in the water. Then close the lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes|
|4||3 minutes later, peel off the small seal on the corner of the lid|
|5||Then, pour out the water from the tiny holes completely, holding the container closed with hands|
|6||Remove the paper lid and pour the accompanying Yakisoba sauce into the container|
|7||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks or the like|
|8||Place the Yakisoba noodles in the bun’s slit lengthwise|
|9||Dress the Yakisoba noodles with the accompanying Karashi Mayonnaise sauce|
|10||As a finishing touch, sprinkle the accompanying “Furikake (ふりかけ)” seasoning flakes over the noodles|
|11||Enjoy the Yakisoba Pan!|