Taiwanese Pork Noodle Soup Recipe

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This Taiwanese pork noodle soup recipe is so good. If you're looking for something creative and different but also simple, this is the recipe for you.

This Taiwanese pork noodle soup recipe was inspired by a recipe I found for a Taiwanese beef noodle soup recipe that I wanted to make exactly as it was written. But as so often happens, I didn’t have half the ingredients. And I didn’t want to go to the store to get them.

I was hungry and cranky (aka “hangry”) and I wanted it NOW.

So I improvised with what I had.

The result was something completely different from the original recipe.  In fact, it’s so different that I have no idea if this recipe is truly Taiwanese or not.  But my taste buds don’t care and yours won’t either because in the end all that matters is that this pork noodle soup is absolutely phenomenal.

Hands down, one of the best I’ve ever made.

This recipe is also included in my new book, Fearless Broths and Soups: Ditch the Boxes and Cans with 60 Simple Recipes for Real People on Read Budgets

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All the recipes are designed to be easy to follow with 3 simple steps and affordable ingredients.  And it features an entire chapter of Asian noodle soups!  If you’d like to get more recipes like this one, be sure to keep reading below the recipe.

How to Make a Taiwanese Pork Noodle Soup

Taiwanese Pork Noodle Soup

Taiwanese Pork Noodle Soup Recipe

Classic Asian ingredients and flavors are featured in this Taiwanese pork noodle soup.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Taiwanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Craig Fear


  • 2 quarts chicken broth or pork broth
  • ¼ cup rice wine or mirin
  • 3-4 pound piece pork, cooked separately and sliced any way you want.
  • 2 baby bok choy, chopped
  • 2-3 inch piece of ginger, sliced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 Thai chiles or chiles de arbol, de-seeded and chopped
  • 4-6 whole star anise
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • Noodles of choice - udon, egg noodles, soba, etc.

Seasonings, to taste


  1. Combine chicken or pork broth, rice wine, ginger, garlic, chilies, anise and black pepper in a sauce pan, cover and simmer gently, 30-60 minutes. While broth is simmering, prepare noodles. Add bok choy with the noodles in the boiling water in the last few minutes and simmer a few minutes til tender.  Drain and run cool water over noodles and bok choy.  Set aside.
  2. Place noodles and bok choy in soup bowls, top with pork and ladle broth over.
  3. Season to taste with accompaniments.

Recipe Notes

1. Sub chicken for the pork for a Taiwanese chicken noodle soup!


2. The Thai red chilies in this soup are VERY spicy! The two I use are just enough to give the soup a solidly spicy boost to without it being overpowering. But that’s just my personal preference. Exclude them if you’re not a fan of spicy. Or add more!


3. Because this soup has a spicy kick, I love the addition of a little sugar to complement the spice. I add about a teaspoon per bowl. But you could certainly leave out the sugar entirely. Or add more!


4. Experiment with different herbs and seasonings. Add in a cinnamon stick. Throw in some cloves or fennel seeds. A little of this or that won’t ruin your soup. It will only enhance it.


5. Chinese egg noodles work well in this recipe. I often use udon.

Get More Asian Noodle Soups!

My travels through Asia have left me with a permanent life-long love of Asian noodle soups.  I make them ALL THE TIME.  As previously mentioned, I have an entire chapter in my new book devoted to simple 3-step Asian noodle soups. Needless to say, it’s my favorite chapter.

Also included are recipes for:

  • Thai Coconut Red Curry Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Burmese Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Vietnamese Pho
  • Asian Beef Noodle Soup
  • Chicken Udon Noodle Soup
  • Ginger Miso Sesame Noodle Soup
  • Mohinga (a Burmese noodle soup)
  • Many more!

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This Taiwanese pork noodle soup recipe is so good. If you're looking for something creative and different but also simple, this is the recipe for you.

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About the Author

Craig Fear is the creator of Fearless Eating and the author of three books, The 30-Day Heartburn Solution, Fearless Broths and Soups and The Thai Soup Secret. After years helping clients with digestive issues, Craig decided to pursue writing full-time. He intends to write many more books on broths and soups from around the world! Click here to learn more about Craig.

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