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Trying out Japanese instant yakisoba noodles

"Yakisoba" is a popular Japanese fried noodle meal and is usually stirfried with carrots, cabbage, onion, bean sprouts, and pork. It does look like the Chinese fried noodles or 炒面 and it is indeed inspired by that. Yakisoba is a common home-cooked dish in Japan and is found at many festivals and outdoor gatherings because all required to prepare it is a griddle. However, in Singapore, this is not readily available but comes in the instant form and these can be bought at Don don donki or like me from Lazada.

Also, the sauce is the key to a good bowl of yakisoba.
Yakisoba sauce is a sweet, savory, and tangy mix of soy sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings.

It is indisputable that instant food has become a staple in the kitchen now that dining in is banned again until the covid-19 situation gets better. I tried 6 kinds of yakisoba that bring out the familiar feelings of Japan.

Myojo Ippei-chan Yakisoba

Trying out the Myojo Ippei-chan Yakisoba. This was pretty satisfying as the portion is quite big and there was a generous cabbage beneath the noodles. I added more on top. The noodles were springy and the sauce provided was nice. This even has mustard mayo and furikake as garnishing! Authentic not? haha

Myojo Ippei-chan MENTAIKO Yakisoba

Trying out the Myojo Ippei-chan MENTAIKO Yakisoba. I totally enjoyed the umami flavors of fish roe! These yakisoba noodles come with a savory yakisoba sauce, a mentaiko infused mayonnaise, and cabbage, roasted nori seaweed, and fish roe garnishing.

Maruchan Gotsumori Sauce Yakisoba

Maruchan Gotsumori Sauce Yakisoba tastes kind of similar to the myojo one. Love the huge portion! I read that this is supposed to be spicy but I couldn't taste any. This has a good amount of sauce that coats the springy noodle. Comes with kewpie mayo too.

Nissin UFO Yakisoba

Nissin UFO Yakisoba Noodles are the most well-known instant yakisoba noodles available. These popular Japanese Yakisoba Noodles are a convenient and tasty way to prepare Japanese-style fried noodles at home.
All of the components are contained in the package, and all that is required is boiling hot water.
The noodles have a nice texture, and the sauce is delicious! To go with it, I made some wanton and prawn katsu and miso soup.

Nissin Big and Tasty Double Mayonnaise Sauce Yakisoba

This taste is similar to the myojo one, except the dry powder packet took a while to be mixed thoroughly with the noodles and the mayo serving is just pathetic. The noodles were good though! 

Peyang Cho-Omori Yakisoba Half & Half Gekikara

I thought the portion for each flavor would be halved but this was the full portion. This consists of standard yakisoba and spicy flavor. Noodles had a nice texture and the spicy flavor was not bad. Not overpowering spicy but provided a good kick. This would be good if you shared it with someone else.