This easy pork ramen soup is made with left over pulled pork and will quickly become one of your family’s new favorites.
Do you ever get a craving for a certain kind of food or a particular dish? That’s how I was feeling recently with ramen noodle soup. I went out for my first Pho experience and loved it! Pho is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, a few herbs, and meat. The portion was so large that I took half of it home, cooked my own noodles, and added it to the broth to enjoy another day.
Ramen noodle soup has become very popular. The springy noodle and texture is a perfect match for the hearty broth. There are a few different types of noodles you can use – fresh, dried, or instant. And the options for toppings are endless. From simple vegetables and seasonings to meat and sauces that can be prepped in advance. And the most important ingredient of them all…the egg. Soft boil or poached are the two most common choices. For this recipe, I decided to use a soft boiled egg. Fun fact: it was my first time making a soft boiled egg.
- 4 eggs
- 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
- ¼ cup yellow onion, diced
- 4 gloves garlic, minced
- 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, pulled and chopped
- Two bunches of baby bok choy, washed and sliced length-wise
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp miso paste
- 1 cup pulled pork
- 14 oz stir fry noodles or ramen
- Green onion
- Fresh cilantro
- To soft boil egg, fill pot with water and heat over high heat. Once boiling, use a slotted spoon and place eggs into water. Cover, turn to a simmer, and cook 5-6 minutes. Immediately place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Leave in ice bath for 10 minutes, then remove and set aside.
- While the egg is cooking, heat sesame seed oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven. Add the onion and saute 2-3 minutes. Then add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
- Add the bok choy, stir together and cook for 1 minute. Then add 1 cup of broth and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the rest of the broth, soy sauce, miso paste, and pork. Cover and simmer until the pork is heated through, about 10 minutes.
- While the soup mixture is simmering, cook the ramen noodles according to package directions.
- To serve, place noodles into a bowl and top with soup mixture. Peel the eggs and carefully slice in half lengthwise. Add 1 egg to each bowl.
- Top with green onions and cilantro.
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