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Hoisin Pork Noodle Bowls

Hoisin Pork Noodle Bowls – Slow cooked pork that has been shredded and tossed with stir-fried rice noodles and veggies in a hoisin-peanut sauce.

Hoisin Pork Noodle Bowl ~ The Complete SavoristOne of the best things about being food blogger is the ability to constantly give into my food cravings. Luckily, for me, most of the cravings are savory…my Coffee Lover’s Chocolate Mocha Cake notwithstanding. I keep trying to plan out my blog menus, develop a schedule, shop accordingly, most of the time I fail in this.

I’m a single mom, trying to start a second business (I’ll have more details on this soon-think food AND travel), keep this business going (yes, this website is my business, a business I love with all my heart, but still a business) and occasionally try to have a life–ya know, dinner with friends, a movie (haven’t caught one in the theater since Mockingjay, really, that long? Someone want to see a movie with me? Geez), and when hell freezes over, go on a date (it was an exceptionally warm winter here in Utah so…); therefore my planned day can unravel in mere moments…at times, if the little one walks in with a fever, the day is shot right then and there. All my best laid plans, all my good intentions can fly out the moment at any time. Making things on a whim, giving into my cravings often leads to some of my most favorite recipes.

This noodle bowl is one of those.  I write recipes all the time.  I have about 200 just sitting there, waving their little index card arms in air saying “me, me, me, pick me” every time I go to plan a menu. I wrote this recipe probably 4 months ago. It sat, waited, and now that my craving struck, it got plucked from the file folder.

Whatever is written on my index card is not set in stone.  My index card recipes are more like guidelines.  Some just list ingredients. Some have proportions. Some might even had full directions. We all know I can’t follow a recipe from someone else, so there is NO reason to believe I will follow my own recipe. This particular one had about 6 more ingredients that got cut for one reason or another (maybe they will be another post another day), but this end result is fantastic. The sauce has your taste buds jumping for joy.

This cooks up really quick if you already have your pork cooked and shredded.  Now if you want to make this and do not have  shredded pork, slice thick boneless pork chops thinly into strips and stir fry the quickly in some high heat oil and about 1 tbsp of sesame oil, once the meat is cooked, follow the rest of the directions. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did, all my taste testers were pleased too, even the almost 5 year old.

Hoisin Pork Noodle Bowl ~ The Complete Savorist

Hoisin Pork Noodle Bowls

Author: Michelle


  • 2 lb cooked pork roast; shredded (about 4 cooked cups)

Hoisin Sauce

  • 1/4 cup water (use pork broth if available)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce/tamari
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil; divided 2/1
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp garlic chili sauce +/- to taste , more if you like heat
  • 1/4 cup hoisin (use gluten free hoisin to keep this dish GF)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp cilantro; chopped; divided 2/1

Stir fry

  • 1-2.75 oz bag coleslaw mix
  • 6 green onions; white and green parts divided
  • 1/4 cup peanuts; broken into pieces
  • High heat cooking oil (I use safflower)
  • 1-7 oz pkg brown rice noodles; softened according to package directions


Hoisin Sauce

  1. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl (only 2 tbsp of both sesame oil and cilantro, reserving the remaining 1 tbsp.)

Stir fry

  1. Heat a wok with a bit of high heat cooking oil on high.
  2. Add the pork and allow it to brown up and slightly crisp on some ends, add the remaining tbsp of sesame oil.
  3. Add the white parts of the green onions, cook 1 minute
  4. Add the softened rice noodles, mix well.
  5. Add the sauce and allow to saturate the meat and simmer up and slightly reduce, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once the sauce has reduced, add the cabbage and the majority of the green onions-green parts, reserving few as garnish.
  7. Once well mix, remove from heat, add in the majority of the peanuts, reserving a few as garnish.
  8. Serve and garnish with remaining cilantro, green onions, and peanuts.

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  • Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    May 1, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Oh my, this is right up my alley, love noodles bowls & can’t wait to try this!!!

    • Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      It’s so good Debra, I think you will enjoy it.

  • Ali @ Home & Plate
    May 1, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Michelle…this looks absolutely fantastic. This would not last in my house. Pinning and Yumming!

    • Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      It didn’t last long here either, it was quickly made and quickly eaten.

  • Yankee Kitchen Ninja (Julianne)
    May 1, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I love noodle bowls — and using slow cooker pulled pork is such a great idea!

    • Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      It was easy, I wanted good meat, but didn’t want to be at the stove forever.

  • Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen
    May 1, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Wow these noodle bowls look fantastic! I never go to the movies either! Congrats on the new business! Good luck with it and sending good vibes your way!

    • Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you Lynn, I need the good vibes. And a movie…a movie would be nice.

  • Alisa @ Go Dairy Free
    May 1, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I hear you! I’ve been in business for myself for, gosh, 17 years (with my husband) and while it allows flexibility, I work way more than I did in corporate. Love it though! I’m the opposite of you – a recipe fanatic – I would follow them to the letter, but later learned enough to create my own!

    Love dishes like this – rice noodle bowls are a staple in our home. Pinned!

    • Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      17 years!!! WOW. Congrats. Yes, I do work way more than when I was working for another, but there is a satisfaction to this path.

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary
    May 1, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Absolutely fantastic. I love foods with an Asian flair and don’t make many myself. This one I can do!

    • Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      This one is easy, the sauce ingredients looks long (and it is, but super easy.) Hope you enjoy it.

  • Holly N @ Spend With Pennies
    May 1, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I’m crazy for anything Asian inspired! Pinned this for later, looking forward to trying it!

    • Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Holly, I hope you enjoy it.

  • Jill Silverman Hough
    May 1, 2015 at 9:38 am

    This looks great, Michelle, and I even have some cooked pulled pork in the freezer–I find it’s a good thing to have on hand, don’t you? Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you Jill. I do not have any pulled pork in the freezer…but for one reason, I can’t leave it alone long enough to make it to the freezer. It’s one of my most favorite ways to eat pork. Now, shredded chicken, that I do have in the freezer.

  • Heather at Basilmomma
    May 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    This has my name ALL over it!

  • Michelle
    May 1, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Fantastic Heather!

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    May 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    What a super recipe! I love LOVE noodle bowls, and this is no exception! Love all the goodies in this!

    • Michelle
      May 2, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Thank you Patricia, the peanuts were my favorite part, the texture and flavor was perfect.

  • Dan from Platter Talk
    May 1, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Those are some FINE looking bowls of goodness you’ve managed to cook up here! Fantastic job with this creation.

    • Michelle
      May 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

      Thank you Dan! They were tasty and really easy to make for a huge crowd.

  • Susan | LunaCafe
    May 1, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    1What wonderful flavors. I imagine this would be delicious even without the pork. Great photos

    • Michelle
      May 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

      OH yes, Susan, without the pork would be tasty too.

  • Elena
    May 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    This looks great! What a nice way to use leftover shredded pork.

    • Michelle
      May 2, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Thank you Elena!

  • Sandra
    May 2, 2015 at 9:32 am

    You have me drooling over this dish! It looks amazing! This would be great to pack up for lunch for the week too.

    • Michelle
      May 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you Sandra, and it would, it made great lunches.

  • Joy @ Joy Love Food
    May 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I love hoisin sauce, these noodle bowls sound delicious!

    • Michelle
      May 6, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you Joy

  • christine
    May 4, 2015 at 8:33 am

    The flavors in this are exactly the flavors I love. I’ve never thought to use an easy shredded pork for this kind of dish. Now that I see it, I’m thinking how much time it must save. Great idea!

    • Michelle
      May 6, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks Christine, lately I have been all about the easy.

  • Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    May 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Lovely recipe and I am really excited there are gluten free options 🙂

    • Michelle
      May 6, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you Sandi, I try to keep the Gf’ers in my life in mind when I create recipes.

  • Healing Tomato
    September 6, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    You make very hearty meals. I bet this would be perfect for dinner with the family. My taste is more Sci-fi when it comes to movies, so, if you enjoy that genre, come along.

    • Michelle
      September 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      I do…I enjoy most genres except horror. I can’t handle much more after say The Sixth Sense.

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  • Ashy
    July 27, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Just made this I didn’t have shredded pork so I took pork loin, floured it and fried it. The sauce is so darn good me oh my! I love hoisin sauce! A satisfying meal for sure! My 4 year old loved it as well

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      July 28, 2016 at 1:47 am

      I am happy to you and the 4-year old loved it. I must try it your way with the pork loin.

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  • Leah
    October 5, 2016 at 11:19 am

    This was a great recipe! I made the sauce exactly as above, however, I changed up the rest and just fried up some veggies (red pepper, mushrooms, green onions, broccoli, and zucchini) along with the fried pulled pork and served it over rice. It was AWESOME!

    Part way into the sauce I realised I was missing fresh lime and chili paste, and let me tell you the difference in flavour was noticeable! I ran to the store and purchased everything so it would be exactly as you have above and it made all the difference. So, for those of you thinking you have most but not all of the ingredients, GET ALL OF THEM! It takes sauce from eh to yummy!

    This would also be great for a dressing on a Thai chicken salad!