We have a couple of Kobe Steakhouse's in our area, and I know they are around the state of Florida as well. It's a very popular place to go for birthdays and special events. But it can get expensive, and I have learned how to make a similar meal at home, albeit without the theatrics. In this recipe, I left out the rice and just did the noodles, but you could easily add the rice to this by cooking some white rice, then frying it on the griddle like I do the noodles. Adding some frozen mixed veggies, and an egg will produce a similar to Kobe's fried rice! Since I don't have the large hibachi grill like they do at Kobe's, I use a flat-top counter-top griddle, and cook the components in batches, but you can also use a wok and work in batches. (*Hint, you can get a a cheap, really good wok at Ikea for $5!)
Kobe's Signature "White" Sauce ***this recipe really does taste extremely similar to the restaurants, but warning, make it at least the day before you are planning to use it!
1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup water
1 tsp tomato paste
1 tbs melted butter
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
dash of cayenne
Stir all ingredients together. Refrigerate for 24 hours before using - important, you must wait 24 hours for the best result!
Kobe Style Dinner - with chicken (you can sub beef, shrimp, or your fav protein for the chicken!)
1/2 lb of Lam's Chow Mein Noodles (these are most similar to Kobe's noodles)
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup julienned carrots
1 cup julienned red bell pepper
1 cup mushrooms
1 large onion, large dice
***you can also use zucchini like Kobe, I just have an allergic member in my household
1 lb chicken breast, thinly sliced
4 tbs butter
1 large lemon
Scallions and sesame seeds for garnish are optional
Preheat your griddle to 400 degress. Boil your noodles for 10 minutes. While the noodles are boiling, add a tablespoon of butter to the griddle and begin to cook your chicken. Cook on one side for 3 minutes then flip pieces over. Sprinkle with lemon juice from a quarter of the lemon, and a tablespoon of soy sauce. When chicken is cooked through, move to a plate. Add another tablespoon of butter, then add the onions to the griddle. Cook until slightly translucent and remove from griddle. Drain pasta. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to griddle, then fry noodles lightly while adding lemon juice from a quarter of the lemon, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. Remove from griddle. Add remaining veggies, cook until softer, but still crunchy, adding soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of butter, and the remaining lemon. Serve warm, with Kobe's "White" Sauce. Enjoy!