Soba Noodle Soup With Roast Pork and Bok Choy

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Gourmet magazine, this sounds really good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a small bowl stir together hoisin, sugar, five-spice powder, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce.
  3. In a small glass baking dish brush pork with hoisin mixture and roast in middle of oven 40 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in center registers 160.
  4. Let pork stand on a cutting board 15 minutes.
  5. Cut pork crosswise into thin slices and halve slices diagonally.
  6. In a large saucepan skim any fat from surface of broth and bring broth to a boil with gingerroot, star anise, garlic, and remaining tablespoon soy sauce.
  7. Remove pan from heat and steep broth, covered, 30 minutes.
  8. Pour broth through a sieve into another large saucepan.
  9. While broth is steeping, in a 5-quart kettle bring 3 1/2 quarts salted water to a boil and add noodles.
  10. When water returns to boil add 1 cup cold water and bring to boil again.
  11. Repeat procedure and simmer noodles 5 minutes, or until just tender.
  12. In a colander drain noodles and rinse under cold water.
  13. Drain noodles well and divide among 4 large soup bowls.
  14. Bring broth to a boil.
  15. Cut bok choy crosswise into 3/4-inch slices and add to broth.
  16. Simmer mixture 2 minutes, or until bok choy is crisp-tender.
  17. Divide pork, bok choy, and broth among bowls.