Garlic Ginger Pork and Soba Noodles

Purple bowl filled with soba noodles and pork strips with a thick sauce

Forget take-out this Friday and try this Garlic Ginger Pork and Soba Noodles instead. Jam packed with hidden veggies and a sauce that is silky and sticky, you won’t be missing your normal take-out. This recipe, like our Chicken Pad Thai comes together quickly, so best to prep everything first before starting to cook. Once you’re prepped this meal will like 20 minutes to make and enjoy. Check out the recipe at the bottom of the page.

Bowls with noodles, pork, and zucchini with chop sticks laying next to two small wooden bowls

Inspiration

Phillip and I found ourselves in a deep conversation a few weeks back about what our favorite Asian dish is. This was very challenging for us because neither of us could come up with just one dish. I think we each had at least 5-7 haha! Anyhow, it lead us to picking apart recipes ingredients in each of our favorites and what that ingredient did to add so much flavor to the dish. We decided to take a good portion of the ingredients and test out a few sauces and finally landed on this. Silky, hints of spice, sweet, and savory all in one. Paired with the fresh vegetables and pork, this has been one of our new favorite to make on a weeknight after a long day.

Overhead shot of two purple bowls of noodles and pork next to a checkered rag.

Tools

There isn’t any specific tools needed for this Garlic Ginger Pork and Soba Noodles recipe. Most things you would likely have: pots, pans, chopping board, knife, and strainer.

Ingredients

Soba Noodles: These buckwheat noodles are thin and cook quickly. If you don’t enjoy the nutty flavor these noodles provide, feel free to opt for rice noodles.

Garlic, Ginger, Green Onion: This combo in the sauce gives you a sweet and spicy tang. Fresh ginger provides more flavor but you can use powdered ginger as well.

Close up shot of a bowl of soba and zucchini noodles with pork.

Rice Wine Vinegar & Chili Garlic Sauce: We prefer Chili Garlic Sauce in this Garlic Ginger Pork and Soba Noodles dish but if you have sriracha, you can substitute that. The rice wine vinegar gives the zing you need in the sauce.

Bok Choy & Zucchini: Some of my favorite vegetables. The zucchini will absorb the sauce well and the bok choy has a a bitter flavor but with the sauce the bitterness is removed.

Honey: We prefer to use honey instead of sugars but if you do not enjoy honey than you can substitute it for brown sugar.

Purple bowl on a white board filled with noodles and pork strips.

Step by step

Start this Garlic Ginger Pork and Soba Noodles recipe by chopping up all your herbs and vegetables. The recipe comes together fast so you need to have everything cut up before hand. In a bowl add all the Garlic Ginger Sauce ingredients and mix well. Next bring a pot of water to a boil and cook your soba noodles according to the package. Remove them from the pot and rinse under cold water.

In a wok over medium heat add the sesame oil and pork. Cook the pork until the internal temperature is almost 145 degrees. Add in the yellow onion bok choy. Cook for a minute or two before adding in the Garlic Ginger Sauce and green onion. Bring to a simmer and add the zucchini noodles. Mix well and cook for a minute or two before adding in the soba noodles. Toss the soba noodles with the sauce until fully coated. Cook for another 3-5 minutes and serve!

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

A big bowl filled with noodles next to a small wooden bowl filled with green onion.
Purple bowl filled with soba noodles and pork strips with a thick sauce
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Garlic Ginger Pork and Soba Noodles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

Garlic Ginger Sauce

  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp grated ginger
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 3 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce

Additional Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini spiralized into noodles
  • 1 cup bok choy roughly chopped
  • ½ yellow onion sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp green onion
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 pork chops sliced into strips
  • 1 package soba noodles

Instructions

  • Start by chopping, mincing, and grating all of your herbs and vegetables
  • In a bowl mix together all Garlic Ginger Sauce ingredients and leave to the side until it's needed.
  • Cook your soba noodles according to the package directions and rinse under cold water once cooked
  • In a wok over medium heat add your sesame oil. Let cok to heat and add the pork. After the pork is close reaching 145° internal temperature add the onion and bok choy. Cook for a few minutes and add in the Garlic Ginger Sauce and green onion. Continue to cook till the sauce begins to simmer.
  • Add in the zucchini noodles and mix well with the sauce. Next add in the soba noodles and mix until the sauce is fully coating the noodles. Let cook for another 3-5 minutes and serve!

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