Osaka-Style Yakisoba: “Soba Modan” at Tonbo in Shimada City!


Service: shy but very kind and smiling
Equipment & facilities: Old but very clean. Clean washroom
Prices: reasonable
Strong points: takoyaki and okonomiyaki and other traditional izakaya foods. Local sake


There is an infinite number of yakisoba/Japanese-style fried noodles in Japan, but one created in Osaka and rapidly gaining popularity all over Japan is “Soba Modan”, which is not only very tasty, but also fulfilling and easy to replicate at home!


And once again the place to watch being done and savor it at ease is “Tonbo” in Shimada City!
So let me show how “Soba modan/そばモダン” is made!


First fresh noodles of the thick ramen type are poured on an oiled hot plate!


Pieces of fresh cabbage are added!


Then a few pieces of fine raw bacon!


These are first fried!


Properly fried!


Tomato sauce added!


Seasoning added and then the whole fried together!


Yakisoba ready!


A thin round omelet in crepe style is then fried on the hot plate!


The fried noodles are packed in the center!


Then the omelet crepe is folded over the noodles in a rectangular (almost square) shape and and turned over the hot plate to show the smooth surface on top!


It is then pasted with BBQ sauce, homemade mayonnaise and one more original sauce like for an okonomiyaki!


To eat easily cut it with the metal spatula!


Enough to share between two persons if you are having something else like the yummy takoyaki!


Japanese comfort food!


427-0029 Shimada City, Hinode-Cho, 1-1 ( few minutes’ walk straight from Shimada JR Station North exit)
Tel.: 0547-35-7635
Opening hours: 17:00~22:00
Closed on Sundays and national Holidays.
Orders on the phone and take-out OK!


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