Aug 15, 2015

Wagamama's Yaki Soba

There are two restaurants in the UK that we always go back to when we visit England. One is Nando’s (home of the Portuguese flamed grilled Peri-peri chicken) and Wagamama (restaurant featuring modern Japanese-inspired cuisine). Granted that there is Wagamama now in the US, particularly in Boston, since we don’t often go there, we make sure that we don’t miss the chance to visit our favorite branches in London. :)

Hubby also bought me 2 cookbooks from Wagamama – that’s how much we love their recipes – so I can re-create them when we suddenly have a craving for their delicious noodles and other yummy offers! So, I thought since we have just been to Wagamama, it’s just right to share with you this recipe which is the original recipe from the restaurant itself.

Of course, you can tweak it to your taste if you like and adjust the seasoning, too. Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients – they all work together to make this dish so delicious. We love this dish because of it’s complexity in flavors and these ingredients all add up to make one scrumptious bowl. However, if you don’t have all of them or the garnish are hard to find, feel free to just use what you have. I believe the flavorful sauce will be enough to make a yummy dish. Also, feel free to use your favorite noodles for this recipe. Hope you enjoy it! In the meantime, we can’t wait to go back to London (we're in Austria as I write) and eat at Wagamama’s again! :)

Wagamama's Yaki Soba

Salty, sweet with a hint of ginger and sesame this Yaki Soba from Wagamama is sure to please your cravings for Asian flavors!


  • 4 oz Soba Noodles
  • 2 Tablespoons Yaki Soba Sauce (please see recipe below)
  • 1 small onion, trimmed and cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) lengths plus 3-4 scallions, sliced
  • Large handful of Beansprouts
  • 15 small Prawns, cooked and peeled
  • 2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into strips
  • ½ red pepper, trimmed, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ Green Pepper, trimmed, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 oz pickled Ginger / Gari, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon dried Shallots, for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon toasted Sesame Seeds

  • For the Yaki Soba Sauce

  • 3½ fl oz light Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • Put all the ingredients in a small pan and bring to the boil. Lower the heat right down and simmer for 10 minutes. Once cool, it will keep for a few weeks in the fridge


  1. Cook the noodles in a large pan of boiling water for 2 – 3 minutes or until just tender. Drain thoroughly and refresh under cold water.
  2. Put the yaki soba sauce, the onion, spring onion, beansprouts and prawns in a large bowl and mix the noodles in.
  3. Heat a wok over medium heat for 1 – 2 minutes or until hot and almost smoking. Add the vegetable oil. Add the chicken and peppers and stir fry for 2 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  4. Add the noodles and vegetables to the wok and stir fry quickly for 3 minutes until warmed through.
  5. Add eggs and continue to stir fry for a further minute or until the eggs are just cooked.
  6. Serve garnished with the pickled ginger, shallots and sesame seeds. Enjoy!!!
Yield: 2-3 Servings
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

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  1. I am going to have to make this for my husband, as Yaki Soba is one of his favourite meals. We are big fans of Wagamamas too - there is lots of healthy choices.

  2. I have never heard of this restaurant--and now I want to go! These noodles look scrumptious--I like that they have so much going on in them.

  3. Love Yaki Soba, and this one looks fantastic. Can't wait to try it. :-)

  4. Oh man, I want this in the worst way. I'm really not supposed to eat a lot of carb, but I am weak before a noodle, it doesn't matter if it is an Asian or an Italian one. But these just look perfect. Now to get my hands on Wagamamas' cookbook.

  5. This looks so good that I think I should go to the store right now and get all the ingredients. We love Soba noodles around here!

  6. Always happy to be back at Manila Spoon :) This soba recipe looks absolutely DIVINE!!!! Perfect for dinner, I'd say! Thanks for sharing Abigail!

  7. What a very interest and wonderful combination of flavors! I know I will love this one!

  8. This looks so good! I always love a good yaki soba dish and this is no different. Yum!

  9. This recipe sounds delicious. It's been a while since I've used Soba noodles I think it's time I made this recipe.

  10. I just did it, very delicious :) I will just suggest fry eggs before adding them ;) but anyway I end up with taste food today ;)


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