You, too can make Yakisoba!!
Yakisoba is a delicious dish of fried noodles, very popular at Japanese festivals. It's very easy to make, and you can make a pretty healthy version of it. Earlier tonight I went over to my friend's house, and she taught me how to make it. Here is a simple version!
-Soba noodles (made of buckwheat flour)
-Yakisoba sauce (widely available in Japan, and probably easy to find overseas at any Asian market). It's a dark sauce, probably based on soy.
-Vegetables (we picked an assortment of onions, eggplant, cucumber, green peppers, and bean sprouts. anything goes!)
-Slices of beef or chicken, or tofu
You basically stir fry everything on a hot plate, or pan.
We accompanied the meal with delicious roasted barley tea, in Japanese mugicha 麦茶. For dessert we had some fun Milky chocolate squares, and watched Flight of the Conchords to top it all off.
My friend lives in the middle of the countryside, so it's a wonderful bike ride there, and everything is so peaceful. I love those kinds of nights!