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Pork Belly Ramen Noodles

These pork belly ramen noodles are cheap, fuss-free and will definitely get your taste-buds rocking!!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian Influence
Keyword easy pork belly recipe, pork belly ramen, pork ramen recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 1280 kcal
Author Nicolas

Ingredients

  • 375 grams of ramen noodles
  • 3 teaspoons of salt
  • 750 g of pork belly cut into approximately 2cm thick slices
  • 2 teaspoons of Chinese five spice
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 2 carrots julienne cut into matchsticks or sliced if that's easier or you
  • 150 g of snow peas
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped fine
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 whole lemon juiced
  • A teaspoon of cornflour/cornstarch
  • 3-4 sprigs of mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion scallion sliced thinly

Instructions

  1. Put 2 liters of water and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add your ramen noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes or cook to packet instructions. Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and set aside.

  2. Get your pork belly and trim off any thick or tough bits of fat if necessary.
  3. Put your five spice, 2 teaspoons of salt and your pepper over the pork, then mix together with your hands until the meat is evenly coated in the five spice and seasoning.
  4. Pre-heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat, add your vegetable oil then add the pork (you may want to add the pork in 2 batches so you don't overcrowd the pan). Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until the meat is cooked and develops a nice colour. Remove from the pan and transfer to a bowl or container, then set aside.
  5. Turn the heat on the stove down to medium flame, then add your sesame oil. From there add your carrots and snow peas. Cook in the pan for about half a minute then add your garlic and ginger. Cook for another minute and then add your soy sauce, honey and lemon juice. As you let the mixture bubble in the pan for a bit, mix a splash of water with your cornflower/cornstarch until you get a white watery consistency, then add to the pan and stir through.
  6. Add your pork back into the pan, then turn the heat down nice and low.
  7. Quickly rinse your cooked ramen noodles under some water to stop them from sticking together, then add to the pan and carefully combine all of the ingredients together.
  8. Add your mint, turn the heat off, taste the noodles to see if they need any more honey, soy sauce or lemon juice, sprinkle your sliced spring onion over the top as a garnish and serve.
  9. Enjoy your pork belly ramen noodles!!

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pork Belly Ramen Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1280 Calories from Fat 975
% Daily Value*
Fat 108.3g167%
Saturated Fat 40.1g251%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 5604mg244%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 46.9g16%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 5.3g6%
Protein 26.1g52%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.