Shanghai Pork Noodles


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September 9, 2021

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These Shanghai Pork Noodles come together in under 20 minutes and are packed with incredible flavor and umami! The ground pork is marinated and stir fried in the hot wok with cabbage, mushrooms and a sweet and savory sauce that is so delicious! I hope you enjoy this recipe for my Shanghai Pork Noodles.

Watch the Shanghai Pork Noodles Recipe Video Below!

INGREDIENTS TIPS

NOODLES
I used fresh Shanghai noodles by the brand “Golden World” – I get these from the refrigerated section of my local 99 Ranch store. If you cannot find these, you can sub with your preferred long noodle.

PROTEIN
I included ground pork in this recipe but if you prefer, you can substitute with a different ground meat of your choice (or leave it out altogether for a vegetarian option).

LIGHT vs. DARK SOY SAUCE
Yes, they’re different! Dark soy sauce is thicker, darker, and sweeter (as well as has a higher sodium content) than regular soy sauce. If you don’t have dark soy sauce on hand, you can sub with oyster sauce.

SHAOXING WINE
If you cannot or do not want to use wine, you can sub with sherry, mirin, or chicken stock! 

WHITE PEPPER
I get asked all the time if you can sub black pepper for white pepper – and my answer is, it depends BUT you need to watch the ratio. White pepper has a milder flavor profile than black pepper, so it’s a 1-1 substitute. I would start with less black pepper and add as you go. (But really, you should have white pepper in your pantry! It’s a staple in mine!)

Shanghai Wheat Noodles in package

RECIPE TIPS

UNDERCOOK YOUR NOODLES
Don’t forget that your noodles will finish cooking in the wok/pan! I always cook my noodles 1-2 min less than the package instructions call for. This way, they come to my preferred doneness by the time the dish is done in the wok/pan!

CUT YOUR VEGETABLES!
I always recommend cutting your vegetables into similar sized pieces so they cook evenly – this little step makes a huge difference!

SUCCESS IS IN THE PREP!
Once you start cooking, this recipe will come together very quickly. The key to pulling this off successfully is having all of your ingredients prepped and in bowls right next to your wok or pan! Have your premixed sauce, noodles, and vegetables ready and easily accessible during the cooking process.

Shanghai Pork Noodles

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 3

Ingredients
 
 

Noodles + Vegetables

  • 1 lb Shanghai noodles sub udon
  • 1/2 Taiwanese cabbage sliced into 1/2" ribbons
  • 2 cups shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 4 scallions whites only, cut into 2" pieces

Pork

  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 2 tsp sugar

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions
 

  • Marinate pork in white pepper, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, and sugar for 15 minutes.
  • Cook noodles 3-4 minutes less than package directions; drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Fry pork in a hot pan over medium high heat with neutral oil until water evaporates and pork is golden brown; remove into a bowl.
  • Sauté vegetables until cabbage is wilted, then deglaze with 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine.
  • Mix together oyster sauce, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and sugar for your sauce.
  • Add back noodles, pork, and pre-mixed sauce into pan with vegetables; mix together and cook for 3-4 minutes over medium high heat.
  • Finish with sesame oil & enjoy!
Keyword ground pork, noodles
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