Yakisoba-pan (Japanese Fried Noodle Bun) @ Feng Jia Night Market

It’s amazing how food ideas are derived sometimes – it might be a sudden inspiration, an experiment with different ingredients, a conversation among friends, or even from a comic! Japan’s culture has a huge influence on Taiwan, and food is one of it. A popular Japan manga (日式面包王) about the story of boy baking his way becoming the King of Bakery had readers actually replicating one of the sandwich featured in it.
Thus, Yakisoba-pan (炒面面包, Japanese Fried Noodle Bun) was born and proved to be a huge hit especially among the teenagers who are always looking out for new and interesting street food.


I am pretty sure that this noodle sandwich is no where to be found in Malaysia, as the idea of eating noodle in a bun alone is weird enough to drive any of us away lol.
But not for Taiwanese, they are exceptionally open to new food and drinks, which is why their night market always have something new to try. Ever wondered why their TV Shows on food seems to be never-ending?
Feng Jia Night Market (where the serious sausages are at too) was the place we saw and tried the funky sandwich. We were amazed by the queue stretching as far as 10 meters long at the stall. Then we told ourselves we must give this a try.


There are a few flavors available like Japanese, cheese, curry, Thai, American etc.


Two youngsters were manning the stall, one being the chef who stir fries the noodle and placing them into different containers of different flavors.


And another lady taking down customers’ order and preparing the buns.


As you can see the process is quite straightforward. First, the buns are sliced down in the middle hot dog style and then reheated in a small oven. Then noodles is piled into each bun’s opening according to the flavor. Finally, mayonnaise is added as garnishing with a sprinkle of seasoning on top, curry powder maybe.


This is how the Fried Noodle Bun looked like – original flavor @ NT$50. Since only take away is allowed, we had to find a coffee shop nearby to enjoy it. Surprisingly the noodle held on quite well on its own so there was very little mess trying to finish it. It tasted like how you would have expected – simply fried Maggi or Indomee in a hot dog bun with mayonnaise.
Although I didn’t really like it, it’s one of the more memorable street food we had in Taiwan for its uniqueness. Come on, fried noodle in a bun? Mention that to any Malaysian and they would prolly call you crazy for even saying that lol.

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Comments 11

  1. Apple Foodees

    This is a very creative way of cooking. It looks simple but to make one alone is very tedious. And for them to make hundreds of them per night, really takes a lot of effort.

    I enjoyed this meal very much. Glad that I’ve actually tried it while I was there. I assume you can’t find it anywhere else.

  2. jYtAnx

    Always wanted to try this and the Fried Ice Cream Bun (also a Taiwanese cuisine). Unfortunately, not available here in Msia. Drooling over the pictures. *shake head* =)

  3. Rosalind

    Here in Holland we eat mayonaise with our fries instead of ketchup which foreigners think is strange, but mayonaise on top of fried noodles in a bun, now that’s too much for me! The noodles in bun is weird enough, let alone mayo on top!
    Did you try the fried bun that is famous in Taiwan? I’ve seen that on tv many times and it looks pretty good.

  4. JD

    I think in Holland, they like to put Herring on their bun as well. I think Malaysia version can be done…nasi lemak in a bun or maggi mee in a bun.

  5. Psyduck

    “A popular Japan manga (日式面包王) about the story of boy baking his way becoming the King of Bakery had readers actually replicating one of the sandwich featured in it.”

    Yakitate JaPan! Wooooott! I remember the episode with noodle bun :P

  6. jYtAnx

    @Rosalind I eat my fries with mayonaise as well (if mayonaise is available of course). haha!

    @Psyduck aren’t that show suppose to be a boy who wants to make the 1st National Japan bun? But it’s weird in that episode when I watched. Cause noodle bun is a taiwanese cuisine.

  7. flocsp

    This taste exactly same as bun stuff with maggi goreng only, its nothing special to me. So no need to waste time to try it especially if you are a Malaysian.

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