Nothing helps you battle a cold and rainy day quite like a bowl of delicious homemade pork ramen! So many people get caught up on chicken noodle soup, that they forget a bowl of ramen can be just as hearty, filling, and comforting when you need something warm that sticks to your bones.
If pork ramen is new to your household, or maybe you are just looking for new ways to spice up an old recipe, keep reading to discover unique pork ramen recipes that are sure to fill you up!
10 Best Pork Ramen Recipes
1. Basic Pork Ramen Soup
Starting out simple, if you’ve never made pork ramen before, then it’s a good idea to make the basic recipe first. Featured on Williams Sonoma, this recipe will help you navigate the Japanese art of making the perfect broth for a ramen that can take hours to perfect. This recipe calls for using a slow cooker—so don’t worry about slaving over the stove for hours. Once you are finished you will have a delicious bowl of pork ramen and the gumption to try other, more difficult, recipes on this list!
2. Instant Pot Ramen
Are you hungry now? And not willing to wait over eight hours for your ramen to be ready? Then it’s time to look at this instant pot ramen recipe from Rasa Malaysia that you can have ready in just 25 minutes or less. The recipe calls for chicken, but it is easy to swap this out entirely for pieces of pork chop, or simply add the pork to make a combination of chicken and pork ramen that will be absolutely delicious!
3. Chilled Spicy Pork Ramen
Just because it is summer doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious bowl of pork ramen! Of course, if it is especially hot outside, then you will probably prefer not to eat a steaming bowl of hot broth, and Table for Two understands, which is why they went out of their way to create this recipe for a chilled pork ramen. Since this recipe doesn’t involve making broth, it is another great recipe when you are in a hurry—as it only takes about an hour to make!
4. Spicy Pork Ramen Noodle Soup
The cool thing about ramen is that it is truly a versatile dish. You can make it hot for a winter’s day, cool for a summer’s day, or you can make it spicy when you get that craving for a kick for your tastebuds! This recipe by Kitchen Sanctuary calls for lots of spicy ingredients, like Gochujang paste, red chili, and chili flakes. But for those that don’t want their ramen too spicy you can simply leave out the chili pepper, or consider using half of the amount of the paste that the recipe calls for.
5. Ginger Pork Ramen
Ginger is a delicious and unique ingredient that can transform the taste of any dish. And when ginger is one of your favorite seasonings, you absolutely have to make this delicious ginger pork ramen featured on Noble Pig. It cheats and uses a chicken broth, rather than boiling your own for eight hours, but with the amount of ginger paste you will be adding, you probably won’t notice the difference anyway! This recipe also calls for siracha, but you can leave that out, or on the side, for those that don’t like spicy foods.
6. Pork Ramen Stir Fry
This next recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats is another great way to enjoy pork ramen without all the broth. This particular recipe does call for some rather, well, odd, ingredients, like Ketchup, and Worcestershire Sauce, but once you taste it you won’t be disappointed! Since you are stir-frying this recipe rather than slow cooking it, this makes it much easier to customize and swap out vegetables if there are picky mouths in your household!
7. Shrimp and Bacon Pork Ramen
Now when someone says pork, your mind probably goes straight to a pork chop—but remember, pork comes in the amazing form of bacon as well! This recipe by Todd and Diane is super easy to make, and since it is a stir fry recipe, it doesn’t take longer than 20 minutes which is perfect for those evenings when you are in a rush. Although this recipe doesn’t have too many crazy ingredients, it does require fish sauce so you will probably need to visit the supermarket before you make it—unless you keep some fish sauce on hand for times like these!
8. One Pot Miso Pork Ramen
Ramen is a highly customizable dish, and this recipe from Grilled Cheese Social takes it to the extreme. It gives you the basic instructions for using one pot on your stove to make a miso pork ramen. Then it gives you a list of possible toppings to explore as you see fit! In the example, they used hard-boiled egg, corn, scallions, and dried seaweed, but since this recipe is so basic you can experiment and add whatever you want. This is perfect if you have a family with all different tastes and want to create a build your own ramen bar to keep everyone happy.
9. Gluten Free Pulled Pork Ramen
There is no doubt about it, the gluten free diet is tough. But when you have to stick to it for medical reasons, this can leave you sad that you are missing out on a dish like pork ramen. But have no fear, as Asian Caucasian has developed a delicious gluten free pork ramen recipe. This recipe calls for most of the same ingredients as the other recipes on this list, but you will need to find your own gluten free ramen noodles. You’ll also need to double check all sauces for wheat ingredients and get a gluten free soy sauce!
10. Hakata Pork Ramen Recipe
For those that have tried every other recipe on this list and are ready for a challenge, it’s time to tackle the Hakata pork ramen recipe from Dinner by Dennis. This recipe doesn’t just call for pork, but rather the most delicious cut of the pig—pork belly. You’ll need to pull out all of your cooking skills for this one as you will also be frying garlic and boiling the broth for hours just as per tradition! The total cook time for this meal is 14 hours, but the end result will remind you that it was worth it.
You probably didn’t realize until now how many various ways there were in the world to make pork ramen! But now that you have all of these amazing recipes beneath your belt, you can make the perfect pork ramen for any occasion. Whether it is for your family on a cold day, or maybe as a fancy dinner for date night with your partner, you will absolutely love every dish on this list. Happy cooking!