Definition of yakisoba in English:



  • [mass noun] 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My mouth waters at the memory of the yakisoba.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After all, the yakisoba on the table between us tasted just as sweet.’
    • ‘The party was outside in a carpark, lined with stalls selling yakisoba, yakiniku, corn, and grilled seafood, and of course beer.’
    • ‘The next instalment of our oriental odyssey was the seafood yakisoba.’
    • ‘I prefer the pancake without yakisoba.’
    • ‘They trained and hired the French-trained Dutchman who succeeds brilliantly in creating traditional pancakes and noodles (yakisoba).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I ate some yakisoba and other standard festival fare before setting up my tripod and getting ready to attempt to photograph the action.’
    • ‘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 will order a plate of yakisoba," or fried noodles, "and split it among four people," she said.’


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