Throw it all together and call it dinner? Alrighty then, I will.
This has become our favourite meal since I found this recipe. Have made it for guests and it always get tons of love.
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.
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. And that hoisin pork: YUM.
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!
Sometimes I eat a big bowl of these noodles at 4:25pm just because I feel like it.
And that is the perfect truth.
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?Print
Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
This hoisin pork with rice noodles recipe is like a giant stir fry that includes delicate rice noodles. Lots of veggies and tons of flavor.
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 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)
- 1 1/2 lbs. pork cut into thin strips (mine was called “pork stroganoff”)
- 9 oz. rice noodles
- grated carrots, chopped scallions, chopped peanuts, cilantro
- 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.
- Marinate the pork in the sauce overnight or for at least a few hours. I did mine overnight and then some, about 15 hours.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
Keywords: hoisin pork with rice noodles, rice noodles, hoisin pork
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.
Oh to have that big bowl of noodles today!! Pinning for a future dinner! YUM.
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.
This sounds so tasty, that sauce sounds totally epic.
Oh my goodness this is like everything I love about food on one plate. Pinning and making a bajillion times in a row!
I could body plant this right now.
I am dying over this – I really can’t imagine anything I’d love to eat more right now!
Ooo I love Hoisin! I haven’t made chinese is so long.
I love rice noodles and I would definitely have to make extra sauce! Noodles + peanut sauce = heaven.
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!
This looks just terrific. Cannot wait to try this one out.
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 🙂
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.
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!
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 🙂
I need to dive head first into this bowl of deliciousness!
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!
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!
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.
This looks great! 🙂 Anything you can add peanut butter to=yummm!
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.
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.
It looks face-stuffingly good! All the peanuts totally sell it for me 🙂
i love me some pork and noddles…one of the best & satisfying meals for dinner!
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! 🙂
Oh man, this looks to die for! I can’t wait to make this for dinner soon!