Cheat's Spicy Pork Ramen

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 30m
Ready In

"From our Saturday newspaper The Weekend West. Times are estimated but have not included the 6 to 24 hours chilling time."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (510.2 g)
  • Calories 1160.2
  • Total Fat - 74.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 26.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 323.8 mg
  • Sodium - 316 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 94.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 28.5 g
  • Calcium - 134 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 30.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step 1

Heat the oven to 160C (140C fan forced).

Step 2

To make the pork belly, put the pork in a small baking dish so it fits snugly.

Step 3

Mix the soy sauce, mirin and 200ml water and pour over the pork belly and a little more water, if needed to just cover the meat.

Step 4

Cover tightly with foil and bake for 3 hours.

Step 5

Pour away the cooking liquid and cool the pork for 30 minutes, then wrap in clingfilm and weight down with a heavy chopping board and chill over night, or for at least 6 hours to set the shape.

Step 6

To make the broth, put the spring onions, ginger, chilli and garlic on a chopping board and bruice them with a rolling pin and then put in a pan, add the stock and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

Step 7

Strain all the solids and discard them.

Step 8

Slice the pork into neat slices and reheat it in the broth, adding a plash of soy sauce and sesame oil for flavour.

Step 9

Cook the ramen following the packet instructions and drain and divide the noodles between 4 warmed bowls and then add a handful of spinach to each bowl, then pour over the simmering broth and top with a few slices of pork, egg halves, bean sprouts and spring onion.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.