Spicy Pork Noodle Bowl

This spicy pork noodle bowl is packed full of flavor and ready in just 30 minutes. It’s a quick and easy meal that is sure to please you whole family! Spicy ground pork sautéed with Sichuan peppercorns and swimming in a delicious broth with baby bok choy and perfectly cooked noodles. 

This spicy pork noodle bowl is packed full of flavor and ready in just 30 minutes. It's a quick and easy meal that is sure to please you whole family! Spicy ground pork sautéed with Sichuan peppercorns and swimming in a delicious broth with baby bok choy and perfectly cooked noodles.

There is a local dumpling and noodle bowl restaurant that I sometimes go to. I always get excited to order a giant bowl of spicy noodles but then I remember the downside. It’s messy. Like really messy. Plus I suck with chopsticks. Actually, I’m alright with chopsticks but still not the best. Usually I’m half slumped over the bowl all while slurping up the noodles and hoping the broth doesn’t get all over my shirt. I also take all the napkins they give me and stick them in my shirt like some sort of ghetto paper bib. I truly think that the greatest gift anyone could give me is an adult bib. I would rock the hell out of that.

I’m really not lying. I think I would wear an adult bib if I owned one. There is no shame in my saving my shirt game. Too many good shirts have been lost to food spillage. 

This spicy pork noodle bowl is packed full of flavor and ready in just 30 minutes. It's a quick and easy meal that is sure to please you whole family! Spicy ground pork sautéed with Sichuan peppercorns and swimming in a delicious broth with baby bok choy and perfectly cooked noodles.

Since I made this at home I was able to eat it in just the manner I dream of – wearing an apron while sitting in with a fork. The apron is great because I can make a mess and literally not give a care in the world. I swear I basically have the eating habits of a toddler stuck in the body of a 34 year old woman.

In other words – I’m a hot hot mess.

Ok, so lets finally talk about this noodle bowl. I will start off by saying it’s a little spicy but I think that could easily be dialed down by cutting out the red pepper flakes and nixing the sriracha. But really the best part about this dish is that it’s ready in 30 minutes. I love simple suppers that are packed full of flavor and don’t take forever to cook.

This spicy pork noodle bowl is packed full of flavor and ready in just 30 minutes. It's a quick and easy meal that is sure to please you whole family! Spicy ground pork sautéed with Sichuan peppercorns and swimming in a delicious broth with baby bok choy and perfectly cooked noodles.

Ohhhhh I almost forgot to tell you about the noodles. I used lo mein noodles for this dish because I like the way they hold up to the broth. They don’t soak up and get too soggy unlike other noodles. Also if you can’t find baby bok choy you can use kale, mustard greens or even regular bok choy as a substitute.

{Looking for more quick weeknight meals? Try my 20 minute healthier orange chicken, chorizo roasted red pepper spinach gnocchi or my 20 minute seafood stew.}

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Spicy Pork Noodle Bowl

This spicy pork noodle bowl is packed full of flavor and ready in just 30 minutes. It's a quick and easy meal that is sure to please you whole family! Spicy ground pork sautéed with Sichuan peppercorns and swimming in a delicious broth with baby bok choy and perfectly cooked noodles.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons lemongrass paste
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed and chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 6-8 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups thinly sliced baby bok choy
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 12 ounces lo mein noodles, cooked

Slightly Adapted from Bon Appétit

Directions:

In a medium sized mixing bowl add ground pork, minced garlic, ginger, lemongrass, chopped Sichuan peppercorns, red pepper flakes and chopped cumin seeds. Mix together until well combined.

In a 5-6 quart pot (I used my Dutch oven) add vegetable oil and set over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot add in the ground pork and season with desired amount of kosher salt and black pepper. Cook until the pork in no longer pink. Breaking up the pork while it cooks.

Once the pork is fully cooked add in the chicken stock and simmer for about 10 minutes to help the flavors combine.

After it has simmered add in the baby bok choy, sliced onions, soy sauce, fish sauce and sriracha. Simmer for another 5 minutes or just until the bok choy is slightly softened.

Add cooked noodles to your bowl and pour the hot broth mixture overtop.

This spicy pork noodle bowl is packed full of flavor and ready in just 30 minutes. It's a quick and easy meal that is sure to please you whole family! Spicy ground pork sautéed with Sichuan peppercorns and swimming in a delicious broth with baby bok choy and perfectly cooked noodles.

26 Responses to “Spicy Pork Noodle Bowl”

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    Marye — February 25, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I am loving every thing about this noodle bowl! This sounds amazing!

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    heather @french press — February 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

    YUM! I never order noddle bowls out because of the mess 🙂 especially if chop sticks are involved, but I LOVE them. this is perfect. I can be as messy as I want and no one will see

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    Dawn at Girl Heart Food — February 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    This looks seriously amaze balls! I’m awful at using chop sticks too, like seriously bad. If I go out and the place uses chop sticks I usually have to ask for a fork. I’ll have to eat more delicious meals like this so I can practice 😉

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    The Food Hunter — February 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I love how easy it is. I’m sure my family will love it.

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    lauren kelly — February 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I just love baby bok choy and this bowl looks incredible!

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    Jenny B | Honey and Birch — February 25, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I understand shirt spillage. If you want a partner to team up with to make some stylish adult bibs, I”m your girl. 😉

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    Megan Keno — February 25, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    This all sounds so delcious! I love the pork in it, and it seems pretty simple to make!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — February 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Maybe you just need an over-sized shirt to wear when eating really messy foods, however eating broth with chop sticks is never a good idea. Stick with a spoon.
    I’m dying to try your spicy pork noodle bowl. Bok choy is a favorite ingredient of mine in Asian cuisine.

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    Matthew From Nomageddon — February 25, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I want my baby bok, baby bok, baby bok…..sorry I had to. This looks delicious. Asian noodles are right up my alley!

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — February 25, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    This is just the type of meal my family loves! We love asian noodle bowls!

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — February 25, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I love noodle bowls and this one sounds delicious! I’d definitely wear a bib for this!

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    Healing Tomato — February 25, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    “Too many good shirts have been lost to food spillage.” HAHA! So very true. This looks like a delicious recipe. I am pinning it. YUM!

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    Alisa — February 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    This is pretty close to the perfect dinner to me – noodles, asian seasoning, pork, a little spice – it doesn’t get much better.

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    Laura @MotherWouldKnow — February 25, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    This soup looks amazing! Right now it’s so cold and blustery, all I want for dinner is soup, stew, or ramen. Although this I don’t think this technically counts as ramen, I’ll definitely add it to my list:)

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    Erin — February 25, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    I have been able to get gorgeous baby bok choy from one of my farmers! I need to make this recipe soon. Brandy, it’s a good thing you don’t live too close to me or I might become a stalker. This looks amazing. I would gladly slurp this soup with you in my adult bib. 🙂

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — February 26, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Haha, your opening paragraph made me laugh out loud! 🙂 I totally suck at chopsticks, too, which is ridiculous considering Asian food is one my all-time favorites. I guess I just haven’t really spent enough time practicing. I’d sure love to practice on this noodle bowl though, it looks and sounds fabulous!

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    Laura — February 26, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I LOVE the idea of this dish! My kids would adore it–and at least one of them needs to be eating at home like you lol. Probably my husband too. 😉

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    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — February 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I saw this yesterday on Facebook and can NOT WAIT to make it! Amazing…as always, Brandy!

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    Manila Spoon (Abigail) — February 26, 2016 at 11:01 am

    This is my kind of food – spicy and satisfying! Yum!

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — February 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Slurping noodles is the only way to go at it! My husband tells me that I make way too much noise when I’m eating a bowl of noodles, but he really doesn’t know any better. Love the spicy pork in this noodle bowl!

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    eat good 4 life — February 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I love Asian food and anything to do with noodles. I haven’t used bok choi in for ever. I have all the ingredients but the veggie and pork to make this. I think I need to go to the market ASAP to make it. It looks fabulous and tasty!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — February 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Oh I can almost taste this now! Not a good thing when I’m this hungry! Wonderful dish.

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    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah — February 26, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    LOVE how you used lo mein! Never had it in a soup before and this looks like the perfect one to try it with 😀

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — February 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    I started using chopsticks when I was like 5 haha, I love them! MMm and YES to baby bok choy! Started eating baby bok choy a few years ago and love it. Oh my gosh, and noodles, I love them!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — February 29, 2016 at 7:30 am

    There’s a noodle place near my office that I love. And when I get a bowl, I always add extra spice to it — love a zippy noodle bowl. This one looks perfect.

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    Laurie McNamara — February 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I’m a HUGE fan of baby bok choy and a good noodle bowl! Seriously this looks like perfection, Brandy!

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