This is one of the most popular snacks among the male teens in Japan.
I remember that when I was in high school, a lot of boys would go buy this role (often more than one) for their afternoon snack.
Why is it popular?
Well, it’s DOUBLE CARBS: bread and noodles!
First, you make fried noodles, Yakisoba.
Typically it’s garnished with red ginger.
It’s easily found at many Asian stores in the U.S. now, but I decided to go with pickled beets for the color instead the red ginger, because it’s natural; red ginger is actually ginger colored artificially.
I actually really liked the look of the beets.
They reflect light and are very pretty.
You scoop up noodles.
Stuff the bun with as much as Yakisoba.
I used a homemade bun.
I actually never had a Yakisoba roll in my life even when I was in Japan, probably because I always associated it with a guy food.
But I actually really liked it.
Tasty, and of course very filling.