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Bowl of pork belly ramen with bok choy and poached egg.

Pork Belly Ramen

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired


Pork Belly Ramen – a warm and delicious bowl of ramen with crispy pork belly, egg and bok choy! 




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon shallots, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemongrass, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 64 oz chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)


  • 6oz ramen noodles
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 recipe Braised Bok Choy
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 poached eggs
  • (optional) siracha 
  • (optional) chopped cilantro or basil


  1. Add olive oil to Dutch Oven and bring to medium-high heat.  Add shallots and garlic, stir and let cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add lemongrass and ginger, stir for about 30 seconds and then add in the chicken stock. Stir.
  3. Bring stock to a simmer and then add soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice and salt.  Let simmer.
  4. Meanwhile, slice your Crispy Pork Belly and warm on both sides in a cast iron skillet. Set aside on a paper-towel lined plate. 
  5. Add your carrots, mushrooms and ramen noodles to broth, let cook until noodles are al dente, about 5-7 minutes (or according to package instructions). 
  6. Divide broth and noodles between four bowls. Add pork belly slices, poached egg, braised bok choy and any other topping to each bowl. 
  7. Feel free to garnish with black sesame seeds! Serve and enjoy! 


  • Poached Egg vs. Soft-Boiled Egg: I much prefer making poached eggs (I think it is so much easier and consistently turns out), but if you want to make soft-boiled eggs then do it! 
  • Ramen Noodles: feel free to use whatever ramen noodles you want! Here is a recipe for homemade ramen noodles, here are your regular ramen noodles and here are some rice ramen noodles
  • Storage: the noodles will get a little soggy if you store them overnight in the broth so plan accordingly! If you are serving less than 4 people I might recommend cooking the noodles in batches right before you are going to eat. 
  • Pork Belly Substitutions: If someone in your group doesn’t want pork belly they could easily eat the soup with just an egg or you could use chicken, tofu, etc.