These pork ramen noodles are about as easy as they come. With a delicious broth made with a variety of spices and bone broth, this is one ramen recipe you can make over and over again without getting tired of it. And you can change up the toppings to create any number of ramen noodle recipes, all starting with the same pork ramen base.
Ramen noodle recipes sure have come a long way since the days I was eating them straight out of the package to save money during college. Back then my only choice in ramen noodles was whether I was going to eat them dry or if I was going to cook them and use the included spice packet.
I was always an eat the noodles dry kind of girl. Still am on the days I’m feeling nostalgic and decide to spend the whole 20 cents on that infamous orange package.
This pork ramen recipe tastes nothing like the packaged ramen noodles I used to eat. While those tasted like budget food people ate because it’s what they could afford, these pork ramen noodles taste like something you’d actually pay good money for at an Asian restaurant.
I’ve got to give the credit to my husband for the recipe, he’s the flavor pro in our family and knocked this one out of the park. And the best part is that once you’ve got a good broth recipe – making the perfect ramen noodles is all about your taste and what toppings you want to add in.
Easy Pork Ramen Noodles
The key to a good bowl of ramen noodles is making a delicious broth. This broth actually starts with a bit of ghee (aka clarified butter) and then you add in a whole bunch of fresh and ground spices like ginger, garlic, cloves, etc. and then cook until that ghee becomes fragrant.
Then you add in your liquids like coconut aminos, fish sauce, water, and drippings from your pork and boil.
Let the bone broth combine with the rest of the broth then finally add your ramen noodles and cook according to your package instructions. I’ll include the ramen noodles we used in the recipe below, but you can really use any ramen noodles you want and still have one delicious dish.
Top your ramen noodles with any variety of toppings. We used ghee soaked mushrooms, spiced and roasted acorn squash, julienned carrots and zucchini, our favorite kalua pork and garnished with cilantro and crushed cashews.
Have leftover zucchini? Make this chocolate chip zucchini bread for dessert!
Easy Pork Ramen Noodles
- 1 TBS ghee (or butter)
- 1 TBS fresh garlic mined
- 1 TBS fresh ginger minced
- 1/2 tsp ground fennel seed
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 TBS coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 TBS coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 1 TBS fish sauce
- 4 Cups water
- 2 Cups beef broth (or use drippings from pork)
- 4 cakes ramen noodles like Lotus millet & brown rice ramen
- 1 pound Kalua pork cooked
- Veggies for toppings
- First, cook up kalua pork using this recipe or your favorite pork recipe.
- Heat ghee in a large pot over medium-high heat until melted.
- Add fresh ginger and garlic to ghee and allow to cook until fragrant.
- Add in dried spices (fennel seed through the coconut sugar) and cook for 1 minute.
- Add coconut aminos, fish sauce, water, and either broth or drippings from the pork to the dry mixture and bring to a boil.
- Add salt to taste.
- Add ramen noodles and cook according to package instructions.
- Pour broth + ramen noodles in a bowl then mix in pork and whatever veggies and toppings you want such as ghee soaked mushrooms, roasted acorn squash, carrots, zucchini, cilantro, cashews, etc.
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