The other night I found myself wanting noodles from a takeout place about 20 minutes from our house. I also found myself showered, in pajama pants, and possessing very little desire to go pick up the noodles I craved. Fortunately, I also had the ingredients to make my own in the fridge and pantry, so I went about making my own.
I realize my fridge and your fridge may not have all the same ingredients, so you may or may not require a run to the store. However, if you do find yourself needing to grab a few things to make this dish, the ingredients I used are all very easy to find in just about any grocery store.
I’ve also included a few variations, just in case you need to make substitutions. Dishes like these usually lend themselves to a few changes with no loss in flavor or ease. It’s also a great way to use and stretch any leftover veggies or meat that won’t make a meal on their own.
Next time you find yourself wanting a large bowl of noodles but you don’t necessarily want to go get them, try pulling these together. I think you’ll enjoy them.
Take-Out Style Noodles
2 packages Yakisoba Noodles, seasoning packets discarded (may substitute Ramen)
2 Tablespoons Oil
2 cups Cabbage, thinly shredded (may use coleslaw mix containing cabbage and carrots)
1/2 cup Carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Celery, thinly sliced
3 Green Onions, chopped
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Chili Garlic Paste (optional)
1 cup shredded Chicken or Pork
Cook Yakisoba according to directions, undercooking just slightly. Drain excess water and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add cabbage, carrots, and celery. Cook until they are softened and slightly wilted, about 2 minutes.
Add green onion, soy sauce, oyster sauce, pepper, and chili garlic paste, if using. Cook another 2 minutes. Add in the chicken or pork and toss to combine, using two forks to separate the noodles. Cook until everything is heated through, adding more soy sauce or oyster sauce to taste. Serve immediately, garnished with extra green onions, if desired. Enjoy!
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