This 20 minute pork ramen stir fry is sweet, spicy and filled with vegetables for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.
The first time I ever heard about ramen was freshman year of college. Come 2am, many underage drinks and a few frat parties under our belts, everyone was all “RAMEN NOODLES!” like they were the best thing on earth.
The smell of those horrible styrofoam microwave containers heating up literally made (and still makes) me want to gag. I was much more of an Easy Mac kinda girl personally.
It’s sad to admit this, but years went by and I never knew ramen was actually like a “real” food and not just some horrible microwave convenience item targeted at drunk college kids without kitchens. But my eyes were finally opened to the amazingness of REAL ramen noodle bowls in recent years and now any time I find a place (usually a hole in the wall joint) that serves them, you can pretty much guarantee I’m ordering it.
After making this homemade spicy pumpkin ramen, I’ve had about 6 packs of the noodles leftover since and finally decided to put them to good use in this 20 minute sweet and spicy pork ramen stir fry. It’s basically a noodle bowl meets vegetable stir fry with some pork thrown in, a clash of everything Asian you love and an addictive sauce that coats it all. Ginger and garlic are the main flavors in the sauce thanks to Nakano roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar, lots of fresh minced ginger and garlic cloves. Add some honey and sriracha and it’s a deliciously sweet and spicy, finger licking coating to one heck of a ramen stir fry. Beat that, college kids.