Minced Pork Noodles

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Minced pork noodles is very common for noodle lovers in Indonesia. You can find a lot of noodle stalls in Indonesia, especially Jakarta. They have various toppings. Minced pork is a popular one!

minced pork noodles

Minced pork noodles that used minced pork is very easy to make at home. The ingredients are also very simple and easy to prepare.

minced pork noodles

Important Things To Note

Minced Pork

The best part of pork to use is the shoulder part. It has quite enough fat in it but not too much fat like in the neck part.

You can ask the butcher to grind them for you or you can toss it in your food processor at home or just buy the ground meat at the grocery store.

Mushroom

Any mushroom is allright, but I find that shitake mushroom is the most suitable with this recipe. If you use the dried shitake, soak it until it is soft to cut.

shitake mushroom for minced pork noodles

  • 1/2 kg minced pork meat
  • 3-4 shitake mushroom sliced (optional)
  • 4 minced garlic

Sauce Mixture

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tbsp red wine
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mushroom powder

Instructions:

  1. First, heat some oil in a wok. Put in the minced garlic. Stir fry until the color turns golden.
  2. Put in the mushroom and ground pork, stir fry until it is fragrant and a little bit pale.
  3. Pour in the sauce mixture. Add some water (1-2 cups). Let it boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Test the flavor if it is okay then you can turn off the stove and put the ground pork noodle topping in a container to use later for the noodle.
  5. It is best served with cooked noodle or pasta or hot, steamy rice.

Minced Pork Noodles

minced pork noodles

You can use store-bought noodles from grocery store or any Asian supermarket in your area. They are usually bundled in a pack at the chiller rack and comes in a bundle of 6 or 8. There are also the dried version like spaghetti/pasta.

Prepare some noodle to cook. Choose any egg noodles from any brand. If you see any fresh egg noodles in the grocery store, you can have that, too.

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil or lard
  • 1 tsp soy sauce or fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp mushroom powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Noodles:

  • 1 bundle noodles
  • A few mustard greens
  • Minced leeks
  • Ground pork topping

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the sauce in a bowl to mix later. Set aside.
minced pork noodles sauce
minced pork noodles sauce
minced pork noodles sauce
  1. Boil some water in a sauce pan. Wait until it is boiling. Put in the mustard greens. Boil for 2 minutes. Take it out with a strainer.
boil the vegetables

  1. Transfer the noodles into the boiling water. You can use the same water you use for boiling the vegetables.
the noodles
cook the noodles
  1. Wait for 1-2 minutes. Take out the noodles with a strainer.
drain the water

  1. Transfer the cooked noodles into the bowl with sauce. Mix well with your chopsticks until all the noodles are coated with sauce.
put into the sauce
stir well
  1. Transfer the noodles to a serving bowl. Arrange the vegetables at the side. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground pork on top. Sprinkle with minced leeks.
transfer to a serving bowl
add minced leeks
  1. Serve the minced pork noodles. Enjoy!
enjoy minced pork noodles

Let me share you my recipe in this video.

FAQs

Q: What is minced pork noodles?

A: Minced pork noodles is a savory and flavorful noodles with minced pork for topping. It is seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce, sometimes sesame oil and pepper. Noodle topping that uses ground pork is very familiar in Jakarta and Asian countries.

Q: How is minced pork noodles prepared?

A: Boil the noodles. Season with oil, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. You can grind the fresh pork with a food processor or chop them coarsely. Prepare chopped garlic to enhance the flavor.

Q: What types of noodles can be paired with ground pork noodle topping?

A: There are many varieties of noodles that you can use. Those include egg noodles, rice noodles, udon, soba, and even spaghetti. Give 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tsp of soy sauce and pepper to give some flavor to the noodle. Stir evenly and serve with the ground pork topping.

Q: Are there any alternative meat options for the topping?

A: Sure! Other than ground pork, you can use ground chicken meat, beef or even turkey.

Q: Can ground pork noodle topping be made in advance?

A: Yes, you can prepare ground pork noodle topping in advance 3 to 4 days ahead. Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This is a convenient option for meal prep and you can enjoy the leftovers for later.

Q: Can I add other seasonings in the ground pork noodle topping?

A: Absolutely! You can put in chilli oil, ginger, sesame oil.

Storing and Reheating

Q: Can ground pork noodle topping be frozen?

A: Yes, ground pork noodle topping can be frozen. If stored in an airtight container in the freezer, it can stay up to 3 months. Thaw the frozen pack first and then reheat using the above method.

Q: How can I reheat the ground pork noodle topping?

A: Simply warm it in a pan over medium heat or put it in a microwave. Add a little water if it appears dry. Stir occasionally to heat it thoroughly.

Conclusion

Ground pork as noodle topping is a culinary delight. This is a versatile topping, suitable to be paired with noodles, ramen, udon, pasta, or even rice.

Try it yourself and you will enjoy this delicious journey this ground pork noodle topping offer!

I hope you like this meal. 🙂 Enjoy!


There are many creative recipes you can make with ground pork. If you like ground pork, you can check out my Braised Tofu With Ground Pork recipe or Ground Pork Steamed Patty.

asian ground pork recipes

BRAISED GROUND PORK

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This is a very delicious braised minced pork recipe. It is very easy to make and very versatile. You can eat it with noodle or rice.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg ground pork
  • 3-4 shitake mushroom sliced
  • 4 minced garlic

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 1 tbsp red wine
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mushroom powder

Instructions

  1. Prepare the sauce. You may want to stir the sauce first, so it is easier to pour to the wok.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan. Wait until it is hot enough. Put in the minced garlic.
  3. Put in the mushroom, stir fry until it is fragrant.
  4. Put in the minced pork, stir fry until it is quite pale and fragrant.
  5. Put in all the sauce. Stir well until the sauce is distributed thoroughly.
  6. You can try the taste first. Add 1 cup of water.
  7. Stir fry for 10 minutes more, let it simmer.
  8. Pour the braised minced pork into a container for later use.
  9. You can enjoy it with rice, noodles, put on lettuce, and many other variations!

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