Definition of yakisoba in English:



  • A Japanese dish of fried noodles, vegetables, and meat, served with a thick, sweetish sauce.

    ‘dishes such as red curry soup, yakisoba, and pad thai taste fresh and honest’
    • ‘There is a Japanese station with Miso soup, assorted sushi and sashimi (and Miss Terry's favourite wasabe) as well as sukiyaki, yakisoba and tempura.’
    • ‘For the last tasting I chose Yakisoba, Japanese-fried noodles with cabbage, carrots, sweet corn, mushroom, squid and pork strips topped with marinated ginger and seaweed flakes.’
    • ‘The party was outside in a carpark, lined with stalls selling yakisoba, yakiniku, corn, and grilled seafood, and of course beer.’
    • ‘Much to my surprise, about ten minutes later that very same person came walking up to me with a big steaming plate of fresh yakisoba.’
    • ‘The yakisoba really hit the spot since I hadn't planned on hiking up a large mountain and I didn't bring any lunch with me.’
    • ‘They trained and hired the French-trained Dutchman who succeeds brilliantly in creating traditional pancakes and noodles (yakisoba).’
    • ‘I ate some yakisoba and other standard festival fare before setting up my tripod and getting ready to attempt to photograph the action.’
    • ‘Wandering around we found a plethora of yakisoba (fried noodles), yakitori, steak on a stick, big boiled buttered potatoes, corn on the cob, a doner kebab stall, and much more besides.’
    • ‘"Japanese will order a plate of yakisoba," or fried noodles, "and split it among four people," she said.’
    • ‘My mouth waters at the memory of the yakisoba.’
    • ‘I prefer the pancake without yakisoba.’
    • ‘After all, the yakisoba on the table between us tasted just as sweet.’
    • ‘The next instalment of our oriental odyssey was the seafood yakisoba.’
    • ‘We have invited and invited you to come to Japan, eat sushi, sashimi, yakitori, yakisoba, and to drink saki or awamori with us and still you haven't come.’


Japanese, from yaki ‘grilling, frying’ + soba (here referring to wheat rather than buckwheat noodles, originally as part of a longer Japanese term).