Chichen and Shrimp Yakisoba

This was one of those “who knew” dinners. I mean, I knew I would like it but who knew my kids would absolutely love it! My daughter’s exact words… “if I could Mom, I’d marry it.” Ha!

Not too far from us (well, almost 40 minutes, but who’s counting) is the best Japanese market ever – Uwajimaya. Have you heard of it? I absolutely love it. I love that you can buy almost anything there from fresh lobster and goeduck to Origami paper and anything Hello Kitty to a $400 toilet seat. Serious. Don’t believe me?

See?  There is something to be said about sitting on a warm toilet seat in the dead of winter in the middle of the night.  I remember when I was over in Japan how totally cool I thought that was.  Simple pleasures, right?

Anyways… back to Uwajimaya.  My son and I made a trip there the other day and had so much fun walking up and down the aisles looking at everything.  We bought fun Japanese sodas and candies and shrimp flavored crackers (we’re sending those to a friend) and fresh seafood and things to make delicious dinners.

I threw together some Yakisoba noodles (you can buy these in a “regular” grocery store as well), chicken, shrimp and broccoli.  I bought some Yakisoba sauce.  It is delicious.  Regular teriyaki sauce works as well but my kids are Yakisoba fans from the teriyaki restaurant.  This tastes just like the restaurant.

I guess we’ll be making this a lot now since they inhaled it!  I also cooked op some pot stickers (AKA gyoza.)  My kids absolutely love those too.  Again… who knew?!


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  1. This sounds delicious. Now I have a craving for Yakisoba.

  2. yum!! :D:D
    have you ever try to do chicken with almond?
    it’s a super fast recipe and super delicious!
    plus, if you have a wok, dish became EXACTLY like in chinese restaurant! 😀

  3. I know I would love it, but that’s wonderful that your kids do too!

  4. I have never seen this sauce. I will have to look for it. So cute that your daughter loved it so much; it must be good. That toilet looks pretty good too…lol…a little too pricey for my budget, though:)

  5. My family will go for this! I think it will be on next week’s menu. Thank you for stopping by my blog too!

  6. This looks delicious!!! I would marry it too! ha ha! Thanks for sharing it at Six Sister’s Link Party! We hope to see you again next week!
    -The Sisters