Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles

Throw it all together and call it dinner? Alrighty then, I will.

Hoison Pork with Rice Noodles

You know this kinda thing, I know you do. Is it even a recipe? Meh. Who cares.

It’s classic craving food that’s easily adaptable depending on whatever you have on hand. Which, if you’re like me, is usually things like yucky varieties of beans that I’ve been avoiding (I’ve been giving the stink eye to one dusty old can of kidney beans for at least 6 months), condiments that I’m afraid of (ahem, fish sauce), and a half opened box of cake mix that was supposed to become some kind of Christmas treat. BEFORE Christmas. Woops. Pantry stocking is not my strength.

Hoison Pork with Rice Noodles

But even if this means a quick trip to the store, it’s worth it. Because this one is all about YOU. It’s like a noodle buffet for your very own face right in your very own house.

Hoison Pork with Rice Noodles

You get to choose everything! Like your favorite veggies. Your opinion on whether or not you want peanut butter in your sauce. Your preferred style of noodles. Except can I interject with a quick recommendation for rice noodles? It’s weirdly fun to shovel a forkful of those super-thin-and-delicate little things into your mouth.

And if you have picky family members, no big deal. It’s a buffet, remember? Build your own deliciousness, kiddos. And I just thought of something: rice noodles are gluten free! Hey-o!

Hoison Pork with Rice Noodles

Sometimes I eat a big bowl of these noodles at 4:25pm just because I feel like it.

And that is the perfect truth.

Hoison Pork with Rice Noodles

Imagine the fork. Loaded with noodles. The juicy pork. The sauce. Maybe extra sauce. The flavor. The garlic. It was made for craving. Isn’t that usually how noodles and saucy Asian pork goes?

Hoison Pork with Rice Noodles

4.6 from 20 reviews
Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles
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Serves: 6
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3.5 tablespoons sesame oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 dash fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar + a squeeze of lime if you have it
  • 5 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1 piece fresh grated ginger (1-2 tablespoons)
  • 1 minced hot pepper (i.e. jalapeno, chili pepper, etc)
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (optional)
  • 1½ lbs. pork cut into thin strips (mine was called "pork stroganoff")
  • 9 oz. rice noodles
  • grated carrots, chopped scallions, chopped peanuts, cilantro
  1. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together (soy sauce, water, oil, honey, sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, peppers, hoisin, and peanut butter). You could also puree the sauce in a food processor to get the garlic, peppers, and ginger smooth.
  2. Marinate the pork in the sauce overnight or for at least a few hours. I did mine overnight and then some, about 15 hours.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat and stir-fry the pork until browned on the outside. I found that there wasn't a whole lot of extra sauce after marinating, but I discarded the little bit that was left.
  4. Cook your rice noodles according to package directions. Keep a little bit of liquid with the noodles to make sure it doesn't dry out. Top with pork, carrots, scallions, peanuts, cilantro, and extra sauce of choice (more hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sweet chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, etc). This is definitely a build-your-own kind of thing - just throw whatever you like in there with the noodles.
If you are a sauce person, make extra sauce and set it aside just for tossing with the finished dish. The noodles tend to soak up all the sauce and can get dry without a little something extra.


Here are the stats for 6 servings without the peanut butter or added nuts. Adding the peanut butter to the sauce will give you about 50 additional calories per serving.

Nutritional Information

Guess what? Less than one week to go till Food Blogger Pro!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <– That was totally neurotic and unprofessional, and also necessary.

I’m just a little bit pumped up about it.

ME? Emotionally eating bowls of noodles to calm my nerves before the launch? Nope. No way.

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  1. Oh to have that big bowl of noodles today!! Pinning for a future dinner! YUM.

  2. So I have been sat staring at the last picture for the last 10 minutes. Seriously. I am really digging the idea of build your own buffet noodles. So much so that I have pinned it.

  3. This sounds so tasty, that sauce sounds totally epic.

  4. Oh my goodness this is like everything I love about food on one plate. Pinning and making a bajillion times in a row!

  5. I could body plant this right now.

  6. I am dying over this – I really can’t imagine anything I’d love to eat more right now!

  7. Ooo I love Hoisin! I haven’t made chinese is so long.

  8. I love rice noodles and I would definitely have to make extra sauce! Noodles + peanut sauce = heaven.

  9. I’m always having to put recipes together with whatever is in the pantry. Sometimes I don’t have much and I’m too lazy to go to the store but hey its a recipe in my book!

  10. This looks just terrific. Cannot wait to try this one out.

  11. Good thing I have a pantry full of asian oils and condiments I bought and never actually used… perfect time to bust them out! The sauce sounds like it’d be tasty all over tofu :)

  12. Rice noodles are freaky fun for your fork and mouth! This looks like a bowl of crunchy stirfry goodness. And YES, I will be adding PB. Probably extra.

  13. This dish looks fab! I cannot wait for Food Blogger Pro!!! Got the email from you and Bjork this morning and did a little fist pump in bed. Woot!

  14. Mmmmm this looks DELICIOUS! Going to have to make it ASAP. I’m also super bad at having a stocked pantry so I’ll see what I can go dig up :)

  15. I need to dive head first into this bowl of deliciousness!

  16. What a coincidink! I made something similar just a few days ago. I wish I had read this post before making it, peanut butter sauce would have been so perfect!

  17. This is a much more exciting way to eat noodles. Great idea! I’d be excited too if I were you. Nothing unprofessional about it!

  18. Hi Lindsay,
    Where do you get all your energy, my good woman??
    I know your new Food Blogger Pro class will be great because you do everything here so well. I use your Tasty Food Photography ebook and it’s so useful I *had* to offer it to my readers. Thanks for a great affiliate program.
    Way to go Lindsay and Bjork!!! :) Di

    • Thanks for being an affiliate, Di! And thanks for the nice comment!

      • I love love love Asian food. And I love to cook. This is a nice and simple dish, especially when you are scrounging around in the kitchen cabinets to see what you can throw together real quick. Thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed.

  19. This looks great! :) Anything you can add peanut butter to=yummm!

  20. We have a lot of dinners like that. We get a CSA vegetable box every two weeks and will do a lot of rice and noodle dishes with whatever vegetables we have in the refrigerator. Your dish looks very tasty by the way.

  21. So excited for Food Blogger Pro! Oh and these noodles? YES PLEASE! Rice noodles are my favorite and I’m completely obsessed with hoisin so this here is the absolute perfect dish for me.

  22. It looks face-stuffingly good! All the peanuts totally sell it for me :)

  23. i love me some pork and noddles…one of the best & satisfying meals for dinner!

  24. Stephanie says:

    This looks awesome… heck yeah this is a recipe! Look at these pictures… must. stop. drooling. My kitchen is usually pretty stocked but thats partially from living on base and my hubby being in the navy… things are pretty organized just as a general rule. But even if the kitchen is stocked my hubby still eats things I was planning for recipes, ect. Nothing is ever safe :) The food blogger pro event sounds exciting! :)

  25. Oh man, this looks to die for! I can’t wait to make this for dinner soon!

  26. Am i the only one who prints these recipes up every time i get one to try that night for dinner? Pinning is fun i’m sure, but eating is better. I marinated it Monday night and had my testers over for dinner on Tuesday. It was so good that i snuck into the kitchen to hide the rest so i would have some left for lunch today.

  27. I know what I want for dinner now. YUM! I think I might try using tofu.

  28. We must be riding the same brain waves the last couple of weeks! We just had Asian pork for dinner tonight, except ours was a slow cooker version. But man, oh man! Gotta love that hoisin sauce, huh? This looks great!

  29. Hi, found this recipe last night on Pinterest and your sauce sounded so yummy I had to try it tonight. I didn’t have any pork but I had chicken thighs, so I just poured it over them and baked uncovered for 45 minutes. Ooooo, smelled soooo good while it was baking and tasted wonderful!! I served it with cauliflower instead of noodles, but I am looking forward to trying it with noodles too. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Rice noodles are a favorite for me and this looks awesome! Making this very soon!

  31. Just wanted to say ‘Thank-you” for this recipe!! Made it last night for supper, and my husband declared it his all time favorite ( and I agree with him!). I’ll be telling everyone I know anout it and sending them to this site! :)

  32. Wow! This is the kind of food they serve in festivals. So delicious-looking. My mouth actually began to drool when I first saw it. Hope I can do this right.

  33. We had this for dinner the other night! I added a ton more vegetables but it was delicious! The sauce was incredible!!

  34. What kind if vinegar do you use?

  35. I loved this recipe. Less than 30 minutes start to finish — including cutting up the pork and veggies! I didn’t even marinate the pork (I just stir fried in a little oil, then poured in the sauce and added the noodles) and it was still terrific. Even my picky kids liked it! I left out the chile pepper and used Sriracha hot sauce for my husband and me. Delish!

  36. Hey wondering about hoison pork recipe. What cut of pork do you use?

  37. This is restaurant-quality. Absolutely awesome recipe, thank you so much for sharing it. I used chicken thighs because I had them, and missed the part about marinating the meat. No worries, I just added the sauce (SERIOUSLY, this sauce is fantastic) with the noodles. I’m glad I did, because it was very saucy and delicious. I also used rice vinegar and cooked some veggies along with the meat.

  38. Just made this for dinner tonight -it was quite yummy

  39. I made this tonight, and it was fabulous. Soooooo good, I cannot wait for my leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Thank you!

  40. I made this tonight for dinner and it was AMAZING. I marinated the pork overnight. I didn’t add the peanut butter and my grocery store didn’t have fish sauce so I left that out. Also, my jalapeño got lost between the store and home so I just used some crushed red pepper flakes. I doubled the sauce and put half of it aside for extra. We used every last bit! Wish I made more. Can’t wait for leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Thank you.

  41. Kendall says:

    This was so yummy! Like some others, we doubled the sauce so we would have some leftover-we also sauteed a bag of broccoli slaw with the meat to add some extra veggies. We used less noodles this way, too! Will definitely make again, thanks for a great recipe!

  42. I don’t usually comment on recipes online but this is SO amazing that I had to. I brought it to work for lunch one day and nearly the whole office asked for the recipe from the smell alone. Probably the BEST flavor I’ve ever had in a “stir fry” type dish. We’ve made it twice in two week and we plan to make it again for Fathers day next week! It is simply DELICIOUS.

  43. Strumpetsdelight says:

    Just put the pork in to marinate. Kids both thought it smelled super yum. I love rice noodles! Eat them all the time. Can’t wait for yum!

  44. This was a big pile of “yum”! Delicious!

  45. Thanks for this receipe. Made this on saturday night and it was delicious. Will make it again for sure.

    Regards Nadia

  46. I made this tonight for the second time – just as delicious as the first time! Killer recipe, and so simple. I threw in a red pepper as well at it was scrumptious. Thank you! :)

  47. Cathy Massimi says:

    Do you cook the pork in the marinade? It looks pretty saucy in the pic above.

  48. This had great flavor. In our house we rated it a 7 1/2. I left the seeds in the hot peppers, marinated it 24 hours, garnished with cilantro, gr.onions, fresh lime & honey roasted peanuts. Did double the sauce. Will make again but will add crushed red peppers. We like it hot here, lol. Thanks so much for recipe, will tweak

  49. What kind of rice noodles did you use? There’s a million rice noodles at the Asian store I go to

  50. Hi! This looks awesome but, can i just use hoisin sauce for peanut butter and what not? Thanks


  52. Made this tonight, found the recipe on Pinterest. Easy to make and very tasty! Thank you for sharing.

  53. Pinned this dish a while ago but just got around to making it. Very good! I used tempeh, which fit in well, but I think pork would make it so good! And since I marinated tempeh instead of pork I just went ahead and added that batch of sauce to the noodles while cooking. Sauce cooked down beautifully, coating noodles really well! Thanks for the great recipe!

  54. This is delicious! I took earlier post advice to make extra sauce to which I added extra PB, I also added the marinade into the pork and reduced it a bit, added edamame and red peppers, and had limes, cilantro, red chili flakes, and peanuts for toppers.
    Thank you for the recipe-my husband thanks you too!

  55. This recipe looks yummy! I have gluten free soy sauce but unfortunately I have not been able to find gluten free hoisin sauce.

  56. Christina Simon says:

    I made this for dinner. It is SO good! Will definitely make it for the family again. Kids love it!

  57. Camilla says:

    Yum! Made this tonight and it turned out fantastic! We really wanted the peanut taste and have a peanut allergy in the family so substituted Wow Butter instead (about 2 tbsp). Also, substituted Sriracha for the chiles as that’s what I had on hand. Passed in this recipe and will be using it again. Thank you! A real winner :)

  58. Thinking about making this tonight-it sounds amazing. Is chicken breast good with this meal? I’ve also never made a peanut sauce, would that taste good with chicken, or should I just omit the peanut butter?

  59. Amazing. I used minced pork and it turned out very tasty. Will try with pork strips next time and I think that will be very soon

  60. i made this yesterday. it was delicious! thanks for sharing this recipe.

  61. Made this last night for dinner, the sauce is awesome. I ran into issues with the rice noodles though, the package I bought didn’t have directions,(never made them before) and they were way under cooked, ended up being kinda chewy. :( But I will definitely make this again, just maybe a different noodle, thanks so much for the recipe, the sauce will go into regular rotation. :)

    • Thanks Nikki! Yeah, could be the type of noodles – I’ve actually since found a better way of prepping the noodles which is soaking them in cold water and then just stir frying them at the end. Usually I have the opposite problem – they get blobby and sticky!

  62. My stomach is growling out of control right now!!! OMG I want this baaaaaad!!!!! Will be making this next week!

  63. Made this for the second time last night, but could have used a flag in the header about the time needed to marinate the pork. Marinating makes the prep time more than 15 minutes, although it’s passive prep.

    Super delicious and easy though. It’s going in our regular rotation!

  64. I made your hoisin pork (I used chicken instead) with rice noodles last night and it tasted exceptional! :) So tasty and flavoursome I went back for seconds. I would have went back for 3rd’s except Ze Big Cookie was looking back at me (which I made for dessert) telling me to leave some space for all its glorious gooeyness and boy was it gooey! YUM!

    Did I mention I also made your Creamy Chicken Caesar Lasagna the night before last?! Well I did! And it was also spectacular! So happy I came across your blog because I’m totally inspired by all your recipes! Keep them coming and happy cooking! :) All the best, from your lil Irish fan! 😀

  65. Jennifer says:

    i found through Pinterest and made it tonight. So delicious!!!! The only thing I changed with the marinade was using rice wine vinegar and leaving out the spicy stuff since I was giving some to my kids and my four year old doesn’t like “thpithy ” food

  66. SusanM in AK says:

    I marinated the pork last night & cooked it tonight-my friend had seconds, then went back for thirds! We used rice sticks & bean threads, and finished off the bottle of rice vinegar that was languishing in my cupboard. I seeded the giant jalapeno and it was not spicy at all, in fact we added siracha to our bowls. Wonderful flavors, thanks so much for sharing this one!

  67. I had some leftover (already cooked) pork tenderloin that I needed something fun to do with. This recipe was perfect. It was so amazingly tasty! I combined all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl in the morning and let them mingle in the fridge for the day. Then I just heated it up in a saucepan, tossed in the shredded pork tenderloin and dumped it on top of the noodles with the shredded carrots, peanuts, cilantro, etc. It was awesome!

  68. Hi Lindsay. Made this for dinner and it is delicious! Very addictive flavor! I did not have any Asian rice noodles so I made do with TJS brown rice and quinoa noodles which worked beautifully! Thanks for making us all better cooks!

  69. A deceptive recipe! First step actually calls for an overnight marinade – hardly a 30 minute prep time!

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