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Ginger-Scallion Noodles

I should probably be posting a pie since it’s Pi Day and all but…I’m super-dee-duper excited to share this recipe with you!

Ginger-Scallion Noodles | #recipeWhy is any noodle or rice bowl the best thing ever? Seriously. Carbs + random toppings = pure bliss for me.

One time, I tried to go on a low-carb, high protein diet. I transformed into the wicked witch. I’m not joking. You take my carbs and I become the grouchiest human (monster?), ever. Some people gotta have their meats, their cheeses, their whatever…but me? I literally need carbs. No bread means a grumpy Rachael.

Ginger-Scallion Noodles | #recipe Ginger-Scallion Noodles | #recipeBut this bowl full of noodles? A very happy Rachael. I love this because it’s pretty adaptable to any diet (uhhh minus low-carb). I used these awesome Forbidden Rice Ramen Noodles, which not only look totally rad, but they are gluten-free! You can also please meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans alike with this one! The noodles with the sauce, quick pickles, and stewed bamboo shoots are totally vegan (and totally delicious—I’ve eaten it like this plenty of times).

Ginger-Scallion Noodles | #recipeMy favorite way to eat it, though, is topped with a poached egg and amazingly unctuous pork belly. (If you’re a vegetarian, keep the egg but lose the belly.)

Ginger-Scallion Noodles | #recipeBy the way—and this company in no way knows I am saying this—completely my own thoughts—this Tovolo Perfect Poach thing is freaking awesome.

perfect poachMikey’s mom, Amy, gave me a pack, and I have to admit, at first I was skeptical, as I am with most cooking related gadgets that seem gimmicky. But, it seriously works so well! You just crack an egg in a pouch and place the pouch in boiling water for like 3-4 minutes. Then you remove it, drain and cool, and plop it out. Perfect every time—I swear!

But, back to these noodles, the ginger scallion-sauce is less of a sauce and more of a large amount of scallions and ginger with just a bit of sauce, but it’s so delicious! Especially with the hoisin—you can not skip the hoisin!

Naturally, this recipe comes from the Momofuku Cookbook, which is by a far and away one of my favorite cookbooks. I’ve made countless things from it, and never been disappointed. The pork belly I have made before, both for the Momofuku Ramen, and Pork Buns. I think it gets more delicious every time…if that’s even possible. You won’t be sad if you have leftovers around, promise. Since I’ve made the belly, pickles, and bamboo shoots before, I’ll link to their recipes below in the instructions.

Oh, by the way, this is delicious when the noodles are hot, room temp, or cold. Just make sure the egg and pork belly are warm no matter what 😉

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Ginger-Scallion Noodles

Yield: sauce should make enough for about 4 servings

Ginger-Scallion Noodles


    for the ginger-scallion sauce:
  • 1 and 1/4 cups thinly sliced green onions, white and green parts (from about 1 large bunch)
  • 1/4 cup peeled, pureed fresh ginger (just throw a piece of peeled ginger in your food processor until is a paste)
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce (usukuchi)
  • 1/2 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • for the noodles:
  • about 3 ounces uncooked Forbidden Rice Ramen, per person
  • quick-pickled cucumbers
  • stewed bamboo shoots
  • chilled pork belly
  • poached eggs
  • hoisin


    for the sauce:
  1. Mix together all of the ingredients and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes before using. It will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge.
  2. for the noodles:
  3. Cook your ramen according to the package directions, and drain.
  4. Toss each serving with 3 tablespoons of the sauce.
  5. Slice the pork belly into 1/2-inch thick slices, then cut that into thirds or in half. In a very hot grill pan, sear the bely for a couple minutes per side until warmed through.
  6. Top the noodles with some stewed bamboo shoots, quick pickles, a few slices of pork belly, a poached egg, and a nice squirt of hoisin.


recipe adapted from Momofuku

Ginger-Scallion Noodles | #recipe Ginger-Scallion Noodles | #recipe Ginger-Scallion Noodles | #recipeDid you like this recipe? Check out these next!:

Momofuku Ramen:

Momofuku RamenSesame Soba Noodles with Napa Cabbage (an oldie):

Sesame Soba Noodles with Napa CabbagePork Buns with Pork Belly or Pulled Pork Shoulder:

Pork Buns with Pork Belly or Pulled Pork Shoulder


2 Responses to “Ginger-Scallion Noodles”

  1. Lindsey @ AHC — March 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    This looks healthy and delicious! And, as a math nerd, I LOVE that you know that it is Pi day!

    • Rachael replied: — March 14th, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

      Haha, thank you! Yes I could never forget Pi Day! Though, apparently, I can pretty easily not celebrate it in lieu of tasty noodles 😛

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