Easily dress up Ramen noodles with a sweet and sour sauce, baby peas, and tender pork loin strips! This Pork Ramen recipe is a quick and easy, delicious dinner.
Forget whatever negative connotations you have toward Ramen noodles – this is nothing like what you lived off of during your college years. We’re tossing out the spice packet and replaced it with fresh aromatics, combined with tender slices of pork loin and sweet baby peas, all coated in a flavorful sauce. It’s so delicious!
This pork ramen is filed under lifesaver meals, because it’s so quick and easy, coming together in only 25 minutes. And it always satisfies.
Pork Ramen Recipe
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Soy sauce – we always opt for low sodium.
- Oils – we use a combination of toasted sesame oil and vegetable oil.
- Fresh garlic and ginger – these provide wonderful aromatics and flavor.
- Seasonings – white pepper, black pepper, and salt.
- Rice wine vinegar – the sour part of the dish.
- Granulated sugar – the sweet part! Just a little to offset the tanginess of the vinegar.
- Hoisin sauce – salty, a little sweet, and rich. Closest thing to compare it to would be American BBQ sauce, but it’s truly an umami flavor all on its own.
- Chili garlic sauce – it’s hot and tangy, with a subtle punch of garlic.
- Boneless pork loin chops – sliced thin so they cook up fast.
- Ramen noodles – flavor packet discarded. We love how fast ramen noodles cook up.
- Frozen sweet baby peas – for added flavor, texture, and color.
How to Make Pork Ramen Noodles
This dish comes together really fast, so have everything ready. Here’s a summary:
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- Marinate the pork: whisk together ingredients for the sauce; add the sliced pork and marinate while you cook the noodles. (Even just these few minutes allows the pork to tenderize.)
- Cook the Ramen: Cook the ramen noodles until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drizzle a little bit of oil over them and toss to prevent sticking.
- Combine Hoisin and water: In a small bowl, whisk together Hoisin sauce and water. Set aside.
- Stir Fry: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add in garlic and ginger; stir for 10-20 seconds. Add in the pork along with the marinade and cook, stirring, until almost cooked through – this only takes 1-2 minutes.
- Add Peas: Add in the peas and Hoisin sauce mixture and salt and pepper to taste; heat through.
- Assemble: Toss in the cooked ramen noodles and gently mix to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Leftovers store and reheat really well. Allow anything not eaten to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Other Stir Fry Recipes We Love
Sweet and Sour Pork Ramen Stir Fry
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 pound pork loin chops , sliced into thin bite-sized pieces
- 4 packages Ramen noodles , flavor packet discarded
- 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 3/4 cup frozen sweet baby peas , thawed
- salt and pepper
- In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper, chili garlic sauce, sugar, and rice wine vinegar. Add in the pork and toss to coat. Let marinate while you cook the noodles.
- Bring a large pot of water to boil; add the ramen and cook until al dente, separating the noodles as they cook; about 3 minutes. Drain, drizzle with a little bit of sesame oil and toss to prevent sticking.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the Hoisin sauce and water.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add in garlic and ginger; stir for 10-20 seconds until fragrant.
- Add in the pork along with the marinade and cook, stirring, until it's almost cooked, about 2 minutes.
- Add in the peas and Hoisin sauce mixture and salt and pepper to taste; heat through. Toss in the cooked Ramen noodles and gently mix to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
- Serve in bowls, making sure to get some of those peas that fall to the bottom of the pan! Enjoy!