This savory noodle dish comes from the Japanese rural culinary tradition, but is also a common food of urban street vendors. Yaki refers to the method of cooking and soba means 'buckwheat'—this rich dish combines long buckwheat flour noodles with beef and pork instead, but it can be made with any meat.
1 pound pork steak
5 ounces soba noodles
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped broccoli
1/4 cup sliced mushroom
1 tablespoon steak sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Cut pork steak into thin strips about 1 1/2 inches long.
- Cook noodles according to the package directions; drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat sesame oil, over medium-high. When hot, add the pork and chopped onion. Stir until the pork is cooked about 10 minutes. Add chopped broccoli and stir until bright green, then add sliced mushrooms and chopped green onions.
- In a small bowl mix together steak sauce, salt and soy sauce. Add to the skillet followed by the noodles; stir well.
Makes 3 servings.