Pork Belly Ramen – a warm and delicious bowl of ramen with crispy pork belly, egg and bok choy!
- 1/2 recipe Crispy Pork Belly
- 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)
- 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.
- Add lemongrass and ginger, stir for about 30 seconds and then add in the chicken stock. Stir.
- Bring stock to a simmer and then add soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice and salt. Let simmer.
- Meanwhile, slice your Crispy Pork Belly and warm on both sides in a cast iron skillet. Set aside on a paper-towel lined plate.
- 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).
- Divide broth and noodles between four bowls. Add pork belly slices, poached egg, braised bok choy and any other topping to each bowl.
- 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.
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