Try Making “Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba Pan” Hot Dog

Yesterday when I stopped by a 7-Eleven store on the way to work, for lunch, together with a bowl of pre-cooked ramen, I purchased an interesting hot dog bun.

Actually, over the last few weeks, I had been a little curious about the newly released sandwich bun because of the food combination used for it.

Nissin U.F.O Sauce Yakisoba Pan: Japanese Hot Dog Bun

Seven Eleven Premium UFO Sauce Flavored Yakisoba Pan

What drew my interest this time is this Japanese hot dog bun called “Yakisoba Pan (焼きそばパン)” where the Yakisoba noodles are served in the slit of a partially sliced bun. 

Yakisoba (焼きそば)” is a common Japanese noodle made from wheat flour, usually stir-fried with pork and vegetables, and seasoned typically with Japanese Worcester sauce.

Although that food combination might sound strange to you, Yakisoba Pan itself has long been around in Japan and is widely enjoyed around the country.

Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba Pan Hot Dog Bun

In fact, Yakisoba Pan is available at many convenience stores in Japan and is very familiar to me. But this Yakisoba Pan is actually seasoned with Nissin U.F.O Sauce Yakisoba’s Yakisoba sauce, which is why I wanted to try it.

Nissin Yakisoba UFO Instant Yakisoba noodles

Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba (released in 1976) is one of the top-selling and most loved instant Yakisoba noodles in Japan featuring its special, thick Yakisoba sauce, which is famous for being addictive.

Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba Pan

Thus, thanks to the special Yakisoba sauce, the hot dog bun from the 7 & i premium line, Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba Pan was very savory and rich in flavor, compared to average Yakisoba Pan.

How to Make (Easy Recipe)

If you live outside of Japan, you might think it is difficult to try out the Japanese noodle bun.

But with Nissin U.F.O Sauce Yakisoba, you can make the delicious sandwich very easily; Simply cook the instant Yakisoba and put the finished noodles in the slit of a hot dog bun.

For people who are interested in this method, lastly, here are the cooking instructions for the UFO Sauce Yakisoba instant noodle.


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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