YAKISOBA MISOYA OPENS IN
Specializes in Japanese Street Food
Global Ramen Restaurant Chain Misoya America
Offers Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles Called Yakisoba
Yesterday, I headed to Lakeview in Chicago to check out some Japanese Street food for the first time. If you’re looking to check out some authentic Japanese street food keep reading for more details below!
Yakisoba Misoya, owned by Japanese noodle restaurant chain Misoya America, opened a Lake View location on August 29 specializing in Japanese street food such as Yakisoba and Takoyaki. As a welcome to city residents, the restaurant is offering 50% discount on orders of Yakisoba or Yakisoba Dog until September 30 to those who bring a coupon or show the Facebook pages of the Misoya group to the cashier.
Misoya America was founded by Fumiyuki Tadokoro who owns 120 restaurants globally. Their New York location has been a Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant for five years in a row. The Lake View location is their eighth in North America and their third in the Chicago area after Ramen Misoya in Mt. Prospect and Ramen Misoya Chicago in the Streeterville area.
Yakisoba Misoya’s menu features Yakisoba Dog and Yakisoba with toppings that include Pork Tonkatsu (Cutlet), Chicken Karaage (Japanese deep-fried chicken), Fried Shrimp, and Vegetables, with jalapeno and chili sauce. The appetizers are Takoyaki, Pork Tonkatsu, Chicken Karaage, and Miso Soup.
Misoya is especially proud to offer the “Yakisoba Dog,” a new spin on Japan’s famous “Yakisoba Sandwich” filled with Vienna Beef. “Yakisoba Dog is our special offering for Chicagoans,” said Yu Furukawa, Section Chief at Misoya America. “I hope that many Chicago residents will visit Yakisoba Misoya and enjoy authentic Japanese street food. We’re committed for this restaurant to become a mainstay of the city’s vibrant food culture.”
Furukawa was very encouraged to learn that Chicago has been a sister city with Osaka, Japan’s third largest city for nearly 46 years. Osaka is known within Japan for its excellent street food. The Misoya Company’s founder came from a family of miso-makers, and the company has always been interested in fermentation. Japanese sauces that include fermented ingredients are used in popular street foods, and with this new restaurant in Chicago, Misoya hopes that more Americans will get to try some of these dishes. “Japanese sauce genuinely represents Japanese cooking,” Furukawa added.
“Misoya’s special sauce is made with vegetables, fruit, sugar, vinegar, salt, soy sauce, corn syrup, wheat, oyster extract, and bonito. This is the sauce used in our dishes: Yakisoba, Takoyaki, and Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet).”
After opening two restaurants in Chicagoland, Misoya decided it’s time to do something new and the Lake View location will offer “Yakisoba,” made with a special condiment similar to oyster sauce. Yakisoba is a popular comfort food in Japan, often served at summer festivals by street vendors. Misoya’s steamed noodles, which are sourced from the renowned Sun Noodle, are stir-fried along with pork belly, bean sprouts, cabbage, onions, red ginger, and Misoya’s special house-made Yakisoba sauce.
Fumiyuki Tadokoro was reared in a family that had a miso making business and his vision was to introduce miso to people outside of Japan, so he began opening miso-based ramen shops. Made with fermented soybeans, miso is one of the most common condiments in Japan.
Yakisoba Misoya’s current drink menu includes popular Japanese soft drinks Ramune and Calpico as well as Coca Cola and Diet Coke. The restaurant plans on serving alcohol beverages in the future.
The restaurant has 28 seats and is open from 11:00 am – 10:30 pm, Monday through Sunday. 2852 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Yakisoba Misoya is offering Chicago residents a 50% discount
on orders of Yakisoba or Yakisoba Dog until 9/30 to those who bring a coupon or show the Facebook pages of the Misoya group to the cashier.
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