Asian Style Pork Soup

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  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. of boneless pork loin
  • 1 head of garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, finely chopped
  • Dried sliced shiitake mushrooms, handful or more
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 6 - 8 scallions, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped fine
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tsp. Korean red pepper flakes (gochugaru)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. course black pepper
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 sheets of seaweed paper
  • 8 - 10 cups of water
  • Ramen noodles


  • Avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 sheet of seaweed


  1. Heat a sauce pot.
  2. Add the pork loin to the heated pot, fat side down.
  3. Let the loin get a nice golden color.
  4. Add the sliced veggies around the pork and allow them to cook down a bit.
  5. Add half of the water and the seasonings and the fish sauce.
  6. Let soup cook on a gentle simmer, covered loosely.
  7. Finish adding the water and again let the soup cook on a gentle simmer, covered loosely.
  8. After the soup has cooked for about 30 – 40 minutes, remove the pork and using two forks, shred it and put it back in the soup.
  9. Rip the seaweed and add to the soup.
  10. Taste the soup for seasonings and leave on a low, gentle simmer.
  11. Prepare the noodles as directed.
  12. Place the cooked noodles in a bowl and top with the soup, sliced avocado and a piece of seaweed.

Keywords: soup, asian cuisine, spicy, gochugaru

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