Sunday, July 08, 2012


serves 4-6 people

5-6 slices of bacon
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 large onion, sliced
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 carrots, sliced
2-3 green peppers, sliced (add color by using red & yellow)
3 scallions, finely sliced
Salt & Pepper
½ Chinese cabbage or 1 small cabbage head, shredded or torn
3 packages precooked soba noodles
Soy sauce
Mirin (sweet rice wine) (optional)

In a large skillet, at med-high heat cook bacon until brown but still soft. Remove chop into bite size pieces. Set aside. In the same pan (along with the cooked bacon oil) add 1 tsp sesame oil and
onions, sauté for 2-3 mins. Add garlic sauté together. Add carrots, onion, and green bell peppers in the skillet and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Sauté some more, sprinkle salt & pepper. Toss and mix well. Add cabbage, then soba noodles continue to fold and mix together. Drizzle a little sesame oil, add 3-5 tablespoons of soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons mirin on top. Mix more. Add bacon pieces then taste until perfection. Add more soy sauce and other sauces and seasoning if needed. Serve hot with rice & chopsticks.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Jackie Allen, President & CEO, Allen International Inc. / International Learning Center, Iwakuni, Japan, June 2012