Miso Pork Noodle Soup
with bok choy
This is my type of comfort food. I could slurp noodles forever. Miso provides an easy base for this noodle soup. If you know that miso is just not your thing, then just add a few splashes of soy sauce to chicken stock for a similar umami flavor. Crunchy bok choy gives this meal a pop of color and also cooks quickly, perfect for weeknight veggies. Our paleo version features zucchini noodles, so make sure you have a spiralizer!
- Lo mein noodles - 1/2 lb ((substitute linguine or a thicker pasta if you can't find lo mein noodles))
- Bok choy - 1 lb, halved
- Green onions - 3 stalks, chopped
- Leftover pork tenderloin - 3/4 lb, sliced thinly
- Water - 6 cups
- Miso - 6 Tbsp
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp
- Toasted sesame oil - 2 tsp
- Rice vinegar - 1 Tbsp
- Hot sauce - to taste
- Bring water to a boil (make sure you use a pot big enough to fit the bok choy). Stir in miso and first part of soy sauce.
- Add in bok choy and bring back to a boil. Turn heat off (the bok choy will continue to cook). Add in noodles and pork to warm up. Serve in bowls and top with green onions.
- Mix together second part of soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, and as much hot sauce as you want. Use as a dipping sauce for pork and bok choy. Yum!
our favorite cooksmarts creation to date! added in thai basil and lots of hot sauce.0 Helpful
Didn't want the hassle of a separate dipping sauce while eating soup, so added the sauce into the broth with extra sesame oil and hot sauce. Pretty good! Since I overcooked yesterday's noodles, I had to improvise and used whole wheat spaghetti. The bok choy is a little hard to eat if only halved, so I suggest cutting it into whatever size you'd want to eat with a spoon or chopsticks!0 Helpful
OMG yum. That's all. But I agree that the sauce may have been better just dumped in the soup. I added lime juice as well.0 Helpful
Used pork belly. So gooood.0 Helpful
Made this to use up some of my giant tub of miso. It was fine, but nothing special. I liked the pork with the dipping sauce, but the soup could have used a lot more depth of flavor, and perhaps a different kind of vegetable for variety.0 Helpful
ugh, just not good. I liked the dipping sauce- felt like I needed to pour it into my bowl for flavor. The bok choy seemed impossible to eat and slimy. The pork was good.0 Helpful