250g (about 9 oz) dried udon noodles
6 cups chicken stock
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp shiro miso paste*
200g (7 oz) mixed Asian mushrooms, cut into bite-sized chunks [e.g. shitake, oyster and shimeji]
50g (1.8 oz) baby spinach leaves
2 boiled eggs, halved
¼ cup finely sliced spring onion
toasted black and white sesame seeds (optional)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
250g (about 9 oz) pork mince
¼ cup gochujang*
1 tbsp soy sauce
Cook udon noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and divide among serving bowls.
Meanwhile, for the spicy pork, heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for half a minute until fragrant. Add the pork and cook until almost cooked through. Add the gochujang and the soy sauce and stir until well combined with the pork. Remove from heat and set aside.
For the soup, place the chicken stock, soy sauce and shiro miso in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until shiro miso paste dissolves. Add the mushrooms and spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender. Remove from heat.
Ladle soup over noodles and top with spicy pork. Top with half an egg. Then sprinkle over the spring onion and sesame seeds.
– Shiro miso is also known as sweet miso. Look for it in the Asian aisle or from an Asian grocer.
– Gochujang is a Korean fermented chilli paste.
I made this tonight and it was so good. The broth was so flavorful with just a hint of heat. I did follow her recommendation and added some Thai chili powder. I will definitely make this again.
Comfort in a bowl.
This was so perfect for a weeknight dinner. Just a few ingredients and so easy. The flavour from the miso in the broth, brings it to the next level. And then the spicy pork? Come on….. Marion, your recipes are so amazing. Thank you!
This was super easy and tasty. Sadly I discovered that udon noodles are not for me – texture is often my dealbreaker – but that’s an easy adjustment for the future.
Response from Marion's Kitchen
Hi there and thanks so much for your feedback. No worries about the udon – they’re not for everyone! You could easily swap them out for some ramen noodles or some rice noodles perhaps. Any noodle of your choice would still taste great! Hope this helps.