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Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles

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Throw it all together and call it dinner? Alrighty then, I will.

You know this kinda thing, I know you do. Is it even a recipe? Meh. Who cares.

It's classic craving food that's easily adaptable depending on whatever you have on hand. Which, if you're like me, is usually things like yucky varieties of beans that I've been avoiding (I've been giving the stink eye to one dusty old can of kidney beans for at least 6 months), condiments that I'm afraid of (ahem, fish sauce), and a half opened box of cake mix that was supposed to become some kind of Christmas treat. BEFORE Christmas. Woops. Pantry stocking is not my strength.

Hoisin pork with rice noodles on a white plate.

But even if this means a quick trip to the store, it's worth it. Because this one is all about YOU. It's like a noodle buffet for your very own face right in your very own house. And that hoisin pork: YUM.

Hoisin pork in a skillet.

You get to choose everything! Like your favorite veggies. Your opinion on whether or not you want peanut butter in your sauce. Your preferred style of noodles. Except can I interject with a quick recommendation for rice noodles? It's weirdly fun to shovel a forkful of those super-thin-and-delicate little things into your mouth.

And if you have picky family members, no big deal. It's a buffet, remember? Build your own deliciousness, kiddos. And I just thought of something: rice noodles are gluten free! Hey-o!

Hoisin pork with rice noodles on a white plate.

Sometimes I eat a big bowl of these noodles at 4:25pm just because I feel like it.

And that is the perfect truth.

Hoisin pork with rice noodles in a green skillet.

Imagine the fork. Loaded with noodles. The juicy pork. The sauce. Maybe extra sauce. The flavor. The garlic. It was made for craving. Isn't that usually how noodles and saucy Asian pork goes?

Hoisin pork with rice noodles on a white plate.
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Hoison Pork with Rice Noodles

Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles


This hoisin pork with rice noodles recipe is like a giant stir fry that includes delicate rice noodles. Lots of veggies and tons of flavor.


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3.5 tablespoons sesame oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 dash fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar + a squeeze of lime if you have it
  • 5 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1 piece fresh grated ginger (1-2 tablespoons)
  • 1 minced hot pepper (i.e. jalapeno, chili pepper, etc)
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (optional)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. pork cut into thin strips (mine was called “pork stroganoff”)
  • 9 oz. rice noodles
  • grated carrots, chopped scallions, chopped peanuts, cilantro


  1. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together (soy sauce, water, oil, honey, sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, peppers, hoisin, and peanut butter). You could also puree the sauce in a food processor to get the garlic, peppers, and ginger smooth.
  2. Marinate the pork in the sauce overnight or for at least a few hours. I did mine overnight and then some, about 15 hours.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat and stir-fry the pork until browned on the outside. I found that there wasn't a whole lot of extra sauce after marinating, but I discarded the little bit that was left.
  4. Cook your rice noodles according to package directions. Keep a little bit of liquid with the noodles to make sure it doesn't dry out. Top with pork, carrots, scallions, peanuts, cilantro, and extra sauce of choice (more hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sweet chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, etc). This is definitely a build-your-own kind of thing - just throw whatever you like in there with the noodles.


If you are a sauce person, make extra sauce and set it aside just for tossing with the finished dish. The noodles tend to soak up all the sauce and can get dry without a little something extra.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: hoisin pork with rice noodles, rice noodles, hoisin pork

Guess what? Less than one week to go till Food Blogger Pro!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <- That was totally neurotic and unprofessional, and also necessary.

I'm just a little bit pumped up about it.

ME? Emotionally eating bowls of noodles to calm my nerves before the launch? Nope. No way.

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I’m always having to put recipes together with whatever is in the pantry. Sometimes I don’t have much and I’m too lazy to go to the store but hey its a recipe in my book!

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    This dish looks fab! I cannot wait for Food Blogger Pro!!! Got the email from you and Bjork this morning and did a little fist pump in bed. Woot!

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    Hi Lindsay,
    Where do you get all your energy, my good woman??
    I know your new Food Blogger Pro class will be great because you do everything here so well. I use your Tasty Food Photography ebook and it’s so useful I *had* to offer it to my readers. Thanks for a great affiliate program.
    Way to go Lindsay and Bjork!!! 🙂 Di

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        I love love love Asian food. And I love to cook. This is a nice and simple dish, especially when you are scrounging around in the kitchen cabinets to see what you can throw together real quick. Thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed.

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    We have a lot of dinners like that. We get a CSA vegetable box every two weeks and will do a lot of rice and noodle dishes with whatever vegetables we have in the refrigerator. Your dish looks very tasty by the way.

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    This looks awesome… heck yeah this is a recipe! Look at these pictures… must. stop. drooling. My kitchen is usually pretty stocked but thats partially from living on base and my hubby being in the navy… things are pretty organized just as a general rule. But even if the kitchen is stocked my hubby still eats things I was planning for recipes, ect. Nothing is ever safe 🙂 The food blogger pro event sounds exciting! 🙂