Very Japanese – Yakisoba wrapped in an omelet and topped with mayo and tonkatsu sauce.

Omusoba Recipe

Omusoba is a very popular dish in Japan found in many ‘family restaurants’ and izakayas (Japanese brasseries). It’s a recipe of classic yakisoba (stir fried noodles) wrapped in an omelet and served with a fruity and savory brown sauce. It’s comfort food done well – this Japanese omelet is extremely satisfying on a cold day!

Omusoba – Japanese omelet with yakisoba

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 carrot (julienned)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups cabbage (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 sheet nori (shredded)
  • 6 ounce chow mein noodles ((or ramen noodles))
  • tonkatsu sauce
  • Kewpie mayonnaise ((optional))
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Boil your noodles just short of al dente (you will finish them in the pan), rinse in cold water and set aside. In a large pan over high heat, add 2 tbsp oil, garlic and onions, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook until they are almost soft but still yielding a crunch (about 8 minutes). Lower the heat and add noodles, water, soy sauce, sake, rice vinegar, sugar and nori. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  2. While the veggies are finishing up in the pan, grab another pan to make your omelets. Use 2 eggs per omelet (break in a bowl and briefly whisk). Add oil to the pan and when the oil is hot, make your first omelet. When the omelet is ready, put it on a plate and repeat the process until all your omelets are made.
  3. Equally divide the veggie and noodle mix and spread it on one side of each omelet. Fold with the empty side, squirt a good amount of Tonkatsu sauce on top, add some kewpie mayonnaise too if you like to add creaminess, and serve!


  • Calories: 735
  • Saturated Fat: 8
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