Sesame Noodles With Roast Pork

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A great way to use up leftover pork roast. The recipe comes from Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 ounces vermicelli or 6 ounces thin spaghetti, uncooked
  • 14 cup rice wine vinegar, plus
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided use
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 34 lb cooked pork roast, cut into thin strips
  • 12 lb fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Place pasta in a large bowl.
  2. Combine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil, vegetable oil, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, gingerroot, and garlic in a small bowl; stir well. Pour half of dressing over pasta, tossing to combine.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; saute 3 to 5 minutes or until browned. Add pork to pasta mixture, tossing gently to combine.
  4. Remove stems from spinach; wash leaves thoroughly. Cut spinach into thin strips. Cook in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or just until spinach wilts. Add spinach to noodle mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and pour remaining dressing over pasta; toss gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was an excellent way to use up my leftover pork. The spinach really makes it yummy. Thanks for posting. Roxygirl

I think it'd be unfair of me to rate this since I made it without sesame oil (which I understand is without substitution for taste) and my leftover pork roast (Roast Pork With Rosemary and Garlic) was a little dry. It was perfectly edible, though I missed having other veggies. I'd make it again--when I have sesame oil on hand--because I think it's promising.

5 5

Well, we certainly loved this. It went especially well with fiery hot egg rolls and a cold salad. It was not overly spicy, just delicious. I wouldn't change anything about this recipe; however, I used just 2 T. toasted sesame seeds, and served them on the side so that the dish wasn't drowning in them. Very tasty with leftover pork tenderloin. I will be saving this recipe to do again, for sure.