Char Siu Pork and Soba Noodles

Hi everyone!

Remember when I mentioned my obsession with noodles? Yeah? Well, this is it! Although to be absolutely fair, the pork is the star of this plate. Delicious, savory, fabulous pork.

Before getting right into it, how’s life treating you these days? In here we’re good, lots and lots of rain but I guess that’s Canada for ya!

My husband just repaired the fence in the backyard so the dogs can be in the backyard unsupervised for a while… Nice change, they were always escaping so we had to be outside with them for the whole time they were out… Gets old pretty fast. We also discovered something called ”Happy Tail” when Sirius busted his tail open by wagging it too hard on the wall… Fun fact, bandaging a dog’s tail doesn’t work very well! With some antiseptic spray 3 times a day, antibiotics and 2 vet visits, he is on the mend… No bandage actually stayed on, we are just holding onto his tail everytime he gets excited…

I’m also trying to cook more. Recently, my schedule has been really hectic so we were eating on the go a bit… Now, everybody who knows me knows that I love Asian food. I recently tried a recipe of Hainanese Rice that was good but not perfect. The search for that one continues!

Last night though, I made a variant of Char Siu Pork that was amazing, therefore I decided to share it on da blog! The best thing about it is that you boil the pork instead of marinating it for ages!

Here goes:

 

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Char Siu Pork and Soba Noodles

(feeds 4)

Ingredients Pork:

– 2 pork loins
– 1/2 onion sliced
– 4 green onions, roughly chopped
– 5 garlic cloves, smashed
– 1 cup of  rice wine
– 1 cup of light soy sauce
– 1 cup of dark soy sauce
– 1/4 cup of sugar
– 2 tbsp of Hoisin sauce
– 1 tbsp of Oyster sauce
– 1 tbsp of Chinese Five-Spices
– Sesame oil

How to:

1. Brown the pork on all sides in sesame oil,
2. Put all the ingredients in a pot, and add in the browned pork,
3. Boil covered on medium heat for about 1 h 15 minutes,
4. Let rest in the sauce while you make the noodles.
5. While you cut the pork (after the noodles are done) reduce the sauce on high heat.
6. Eat all the pork!

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Ingredients noodles:

– 1 pack of soba noodles
– 4 baby bok choi, chopped
– Sesame Oil
– Epicure Asian stir-fry spice mix (or ginger, sesame seeds, and garlic)
– Pork sauce (see above)


How to:

1. Boil the noodles following instructions on the package,
2. When the noodles are half cooked, add in the non-leafy parts on the bok choi to start cooking it.
3. Drain the noodles and bok choi,
4. In a pan, sautée the leafy parts of the bok choi with the drained noodles and the rest of the bok choi.
5. Add in the spice mix and the pork sauce to taste.
6. Eat all the noodles!

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So there you go! Easy peasy! Very tasty pork that is ready in far less long than regular Char Siu Pork. I am a biiiig fan of fast meals, as you all know!

See you next week folks!

Andreanne

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