Homemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe (2024)

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This recipe for homemade Yakisoba Sauce is ready in less than 5 minutes. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savoury to bring out the flavour in your Yakisoba Noodles, or you can even use as a marinade for beef or pork, or a barbecue sauce substitute.

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Why We Love This Recipe

The best thing about making homemade yakisoba sauce is that it’s so easy to tweak the ingredients to suit your flavour/diet preferences. If you’re vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free minded, it’s easy to substitute with alternatives to oyster sauceHomemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe (2) such as this vegan shiitake ‘oyster’ sauce, or gluten free soy sauceHomemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe (3) instead of regular soy sauce.

Okay yes. You couldbuy Yakisoba sauce pre-made in a bottle.BUT what if you can’t find one, or don’t want the hassle of ordering online?

With today’s tasty recipe you can easily make your own homemade yakisoba sauce – in less time than it takes to read this blog post. 😉

Related: Yakisoba Noodles / Yaki Udon (Stir Fried Udon Noodles)

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What is Yakisoba?

Yakisoba, literally grilled (yaki) noodles (soba), is a super popular street food snack or quick and easy lunch. Don’t worry, here’s the full recipe for Yakisoba Noodles so you can get your munch on. 😀

Butfirst things first, let’snail thesauce!

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What You’ll Need

Why Is Yakisoba Sauce So Special?

The recipe for homemade yakisoba sauce is actually quite similar to other Japanese sauces like tonkatsuHomemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe (7) or okonomiyaki sauceHomemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe (8).The difference is they’re made with different ratios of similar ingredients, so their overall flavours suit their intended foods.

Trust us, your homemade sauce for homemade yakisoba noodles will blow any standard bottled sauce out of the water, because you can tweak the flavour to suit your taste.

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What noodles should I use with Yakisoba sauce?

We made ours with fresh ramen noodlesfrom our local Asian grocer, but you can use any egg or wheat based noodles. Hokkien or Singapore noodles could also be good substitutes here.

Using thinner style noodles can be a could idea as we find they go crunchier after cooking in the pan for a few minutes with the sauce. Of course – if you do have dietary requirements, feel free to substitute to suit your needs.

What else can you use Yakisoba Sauce with?

Now, this homemade sauce isn’t just amazing for Yakisoba. You can pair it with other Japanese recipes liketakoyaki (golden fried octopus balls), or okonomiyaki (‘as you like it’ savoury pancakes).

Or you can pair it with anything that needs a little help from Asian inspired salty ‘n sweet flavour profiles. Try it as a dressing on meats like steak, pork or chicken, slather it overoysters, or toss it around with your own stir-fry creations because this sauce tastes great with everything.

Of course you can even add it to omu-soba (omelette wrapped around yakisoba) or yakisoba pan (yakisoba served in a fresh bread roll).

Follow your taste-buds!

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How To Make

  • Measure and mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Taste, and add a little of any ingredient until you’re satisfied with the flavour. Huzzah!
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to use. Aim to use within a couple of days for the best flavour.

Woohoo, you’ve mastered your Yakisoba Sauce Recipe, now it’s time to make the ultimate batch of Yakisoba Noodles.

And in the meantime, if you’ve got a hankering for Japanese cuisine don’t forget to check out a couple of our favourites – Japanese Pork Dumplings, Mapo Tofu Udon and .

Wandercooks’ Tips

  • Want a little more acidity?Add a little extra rice vinegar.
  • Need it a little sweeter?Try another dropof hoisin, or an extra sprinkle of sugar.
  • Mix and taste and mix some more.

Just make sure you save some for your noodles!

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Yakisoba Sauce Recipe

This Homemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe is like barbecue sauce on steroids. Mix a few easy ingredients together and this bad boy is ready for your noodles, beef, pork or even on an omelette. AND – it's ready in less than 5 minutes.

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Prep Time: 2 minutes minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes minutes

Course: Condiment

Cuisine: Japanese

Servings: 1 batch

Calories: 157kcal

Author: Wandercooks

Cost: $5


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  • Add the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, tomato sauce (or ketchup), raw sugar, hoisin sauce, ginger and Japanese 7 Spice powder into a small bowl and mix well.

    4 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp tomato sauce / ketchup, 2 tsp raw sugar, 1 tsp hoisin sauce, 1/2 tsp ginger, pinch Japanese 7 Spice

  • Taste, and add a little of any ingredient until you're satisfied with the flavour.

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to use. Aim to use within a couple of days for the best flavour.


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Recipe Notes

  • Want a little more acidity?Add a little extra rice vinegar.
  • Need it a little sweeter?Try another dropof hoisin, or an extra sprinkle of sugar.
  • Mix and taste and mix some more. Just make sure you save some for your noodles!


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