Pork noodle soup counts among the most popular Asian soup recipes that I know of. When I worked at Yen Ching in Boise, a variation of this soup was ordered quite a bit when the weather turned colder.
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About the Pork Noodle Soup Recipe
As written, this pork noodle soup recipe uses barbecued pork. However, you can make it into a healthier Asian soup recipe by going with pork tenderloin without the Asian barbecue sauce on it. Both are delish and both give you that Asian soup warmth. What you put in these soups depends on your preference.
This pork noodles recipe calls for a bit of linguine, some barbecued pork, green onions and a bit of ginger plus some bean sprouts. According to Food and Wine, long noodles are symbolic of a long life, so eat this soup to embrace a long life ahead.
- 1/4 lb linguine noodles
- 1 1/2 Tbsp of cooking oil
- 3/4 lb of pork tenderloin, barbecued
- 6 green onions or scallions, chopped up
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped up
- 3 Tbsp of Asian fish sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 1 tsp of chopped garlic
- 2 c. water
- 1 qt of chicken or vegetable stock
- 1/4 lb of bean sprouts
- Extra chopped scallions for garnish
- Cut the pork into thin strips, about a half-inch wide. Make sure it’s hot.
- Boil the noodles and then rinse them in cold water to wash the starch off. Drain them in a strainer before moving on to the next step.
- In a second pot, heat up the oil.
- Saute the green onions and the ginger in the oil. Do this for two minutes.
- Add in the salt, white pepper, garlic broth, water and fish sauce, allowing the mixture to boil. This should take about 10 minutes.
- Add the noodles and the sprouts to the broth.
- Add in the sliced pork to each bowl and serve.
- For extra Asian flavor, try sesame oil instead of vegetable or olive oil.
- For a recipe for barbecue pork, go here. Otherwise, use pork tenderloin without the barbecue sauce for this recipe. Heat it up and add it in at the last. If you go this route, stir fry the pork with you do the onions and ginger on step 4.
- Serve with an Asian cucumber salad.
- You can find chopped garlic in the jar at Winco or Albertson’s in the produce section.
- Garnish this dish with extra green onions.