These Shrimp Yakisoba Noodle Bowls are a filling, healthy 30-minute dinner filled with stir fry noodles and veggies in a savoury, garlic-chili sauce! Say goodbye to takeout with these!
OMG. Newest 30-minute dinner obsession alert: you gotta get your hands on these Shrimp Yakisoba Noodle Bowls.??
I’ve been eating these for the past couple of weeks straight. Yes, partially because I run a food blog full-time and my day job means lots of eating and recipe testing (hard life right?) But also because I just straight up love noodles. You know the ones you get at the Chinese food takeout spot at the mall, the lo mein?
I mean, these Shrimp Yakisoba Noodle Bowls are basically the same thing, but I’m naming them after the noodle bar I’ve become obsessed with at my local Loblaws. And no, this isn’t a sponsored post for them I promise! I just really love these noodles. Let me tell you a bit more about them, ’cause lord knows I’ve eaten enough of them to describe my love affair in detail.?
These Shrimp Yakisoba Noodle Bowls are a load up and dump in whatever veggies and protein you have in the fridge kind of meal. They’re also somewhat of a pantry staple meal with the exception of the pre-cooked noodles. You technically don’t even have to use shrimp – you could add in ground beef, diced up chicken breast, chicken thighs, diced tofu…
And the veggies? Like I’ve said a billion times before, dump your whole vegetable crisper in there. ??Anything you’ve got that’s about to go bad? Throw it in. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Whatever your heart desires.
I’ve got a thing in particular for zucchini and broccoli in stir fries so those were my first go-tos, and I almost always have carrots in the fridge so those went in too. And mushrooms. I love mushrooms, but I often have some going bad that I need to use up in there. So in those went too. Whatever you think is going to add a bit of different crunch, flavour and texture to your Shrimp Yakisoba Noodle Bowls, I say go for it!
Don’t even get me started on the sauce for these Shrimp Yakisoba Noodle Bowls.???
Sweet, spicy and savoury, I’ve really tried to really copy the irresistable teriyaki-style sauce that I love in the noodle bowls from the noodle bar and I think it’s a pretty close second. If you ever find yourself getting a craving for takeout, I urge you to skip it and just make these instead. You’ll save a ton of money, and the amount of time it’ll take you to throw together will pretty much be the same amount of time it takes you to get to your fave takeout joint and back with your food in tow.
You really don’t have any excuses here people.
I swear, ever since I have started making quick, easy, healthy recipes my life has been so much easier. Making food full-time can be a deceptively hard task, and not every recipe turns out exactly how I wanted.
Case in point: last night I was trying to make these vegetable fritters and they legit were just NOT coming together. In fact, they were doing the opposite – they were falling apart!!! So imagine me, recipe developing at 6:30 last night while also trying to make my dinner for the night and everything was just not going my way. I think my heart was gonna explode from all the frustration, literally. ?
Yes I’m a drama queen but I just don’t have the time or patience for shit to fall apart these days. I mean, who knew working full time was so annoying?? Don’t you ever feel like you’re just fighting the clock the whole day and don’t have time for ANYTHING? Like even stopping by the store on your way home is such a chore and everything feels so hard?
Well, I swear to god, from here on out food is not going to be so hard. When you’ve got tasty, delicious meals that save you time and money, I think it makes life just a little bit easier. You can handle whatever else you got coming at you because come dinnertime you’re set!
So please, gimme a giant pile of these Shrimp Yakisoba Noodle Bowls and enough for leftovers the next day. I swear, I’ll be one happy girl as long as I don’t have to go hangry – who’s with me?!
Will you be making these Shrimp Yakisoba Noodle Bowls?
I’m absolutely in love with 30-minute stir fries. I mean, how could they not become your go-to after a super long day? They’ve got all the healthy veggies you could ask for, and will certainly satisfy your cravings for a savoury hot meal. I’m thinking dinner from now on is just gonna be bowls on bowls of these!???