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Spicy Pork Thai Coconut Ramen

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 -5
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Shared Appetite


  • Curry Paste:
  • 2 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 1 shallot halved
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 2 inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro stems chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • Broth:
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 14 ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Sea salt to taste

  • Spicy Pork:
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 3-4 tsp sambal oelek
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced

  • Other Ingredients:
  • 2 7 oz packages of Yaki Soba noodles OR 4 (3 ounce) packages instant ramen noodles, flavor packets discarded
  • 4 eggs
  • 4-5 green onions chopped
  • Fresh Cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges


  • Puree the sambal oelek, shallot, ginger, garlic, cilantro stems, coriander, turmeric, curry powder and 3 tablespoons of water in a food processor until smooth.
  • Add more water if needed to form a paste.
  • Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes, or until it darkens in color a bit.
  • Whisk in the coconut milk and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the fish sauce and brown sugar, and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Taste and season with sea salt, to taste.
  • During the last 10 minutes of the broth simmering, cook the spicy pork:
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the pork, breaking into small bits as it cooks, until no pink remains, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the sambal oelek, minced garlic, and minced ginger and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 more minute.
  • Taste and season with sea salt, to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • While the pork is cooking, make the soft boiled eggs.
  • Bring water to boil in a small saucepan.
  • Carefully lower eggs into water and lower the temperature to low.
  • Cook the eggs for exactly 7 minutes.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove eggs from water and place in a bowl filled with ice water.
  • Let the eggs cool completely, then carefully peel them.
  • During the last 2 to 3 minutes of the broth simmering, add the yaki soba noodles to the broth, carefully breaking them up with a spoon while you stir, until warmed through.
  • If you are using ramen noodles., cook the noodles (without the seasoning packet) in boiling water, per package instructions. Add the drained noodles to the broth right before serving.
  • Divide broth and noodles between bowls.
  • Carefully slice the soft boiled eggs in half and quickly place them in the broth so you don't lose any of the yolk!
  • Add spicy pork, green onions, and fresh cilantro.
  • Serve with lime wedges & extra sambal oelek, if desired. Enjoy!