Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Miso Pork Noodle Soup with Soft Boiled Egg (ゆで卵)


I hope all of you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas this year.  Mine was filled with wonderful food, lots of presents, great friends and family.  Smile   hm….maybe a few too many cookies and chocolates!  Smile with tongue out  Is there such a thing as too many cookies and chocolate?  hahaha… I guess not.   


Nothing is more comforting than having a bowl of hot noodle soup after the holiday feast. Noodle soup gotta be one of the top 3 of my favorite brunch items. I hope some of you had a chance to make the Roasted Pork Loin with Miso and Asian Pear Glaze in my previous post. Actually, I do make that pork roast from time to time. Because I can use whatever left over to make this Miso Pork Noodle Soup. Plus, my little boy is a big fan of noodle soup, especially when I serve it with the pickled daikon (the yellow half circles you see on the small plate).


This Miso Pork Noodle Soup with Soft Boiled Egg is super simple to make. If you know how to boil water, you can make this noodle soup! No kidding. I love soft boiled eggs, if you are serving them to young kids, elderly or pregnant ladies in the house, just make sure you get the pasteurized eggs so everyone can enjoy a soft boiled with the peace of mind. Winking smile


The trick to prevent cracking on the egg shells is to place the eggs in the cold water before heating your pot. When it’s the doneness you want (I cooked mine 3 to 4 minutes more after the water comes to a full boil), remove the eggs from the pot and run under cool tap water until the eggs are completely cool to the touch. That way, the eggs shells will peel off nicely and won’t stick to the egg whites.


In this particular noodle soup, I thinly sliced the Roasted Miso Pork Loin I had along with some Japanese fish cakes (they comes in all kinds of shapes and colors).  Add the soft boil egg and some bok choi and you are all set.  The pork slices were still very juicy and tender even after reheating in the miso soup.   My little boy declared he can (and wants to) have this noodle soup every day and won’t get bored! 

Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you all a prosperous 2012!  Happy New Year.  

Miso Pork Noodle Soup with Soft Boiled Egg (ゆで卵)
(Printable Recipe)

4 Servings

2 eggs
4 servings of egg noodles or ramen (I used fresh egg noodles)
8 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons instant dashi granules
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 tablespoons red miso paste
1 bunch of bok choy
some ready to eat fish cakes (Kamaboko), whatever kind you prefer
12 thinly sliced Roasted Miso Pork Loin

In a medium saucepan filled with cool tap water, place the eggs in the pot before heating on the stove.  When the water comes to a full boil, let the eggs cook another 3 to 4 minutes (depending on how cooked you want your eggs to be).  Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and run them under cold tap water until completely cool to the touch.  Remove the shells and cut each egg in half, length wise.

Meanwhile, cook the egg noodles to el dente according to the package’s instructions.  Remove noodles from water and equally divide them into 4 serving bowls.

In another clean medium saucepan, heat the chicken broth with the dashi, soy sauce and miso paste to a boil.  Place the bok choy, fish cakes and roasted miso pork loin slices into the broth.  When the broth returns to a boil, remove from heat and arrange the veggies, fish cakes, pork loin and soft boil egg on top of the noodles.  Equally divide the soup in each bowl and serve hot.


  1. I completely agree with you about a hot bowl of noodles - especially with a beautiful egg!

  2. @Belinda: Amen! :) Wish you a wonderful and prosperous 2012!

  3. Oh my! That looks so delicious! What a beautiful presentation. I will give this a try. We are big soup lovers here and it would be fun to try something different. Happy New Year Amy!

  4. Une entrée en mati!re bien appétissante, colorée et complète, comme je les aime
    Je te souhaite une belle journée


  5. Hi Amy, What a fabulous cook you are! The soup looks just fabulous, as does your chocolate yule log! Mmmmm! Happy New Year!

  6. @ Sweet Bee Cottage: Thank you. Let me know how you like it. Happy New Year to you too! :)

    @ Valérie: Merci beaucoup! Bonne année à vous!

    @ Beth: Thank you for your sweet comment. Hope you'll try the recipes soon. Both are scrumptious! Happy New Year to you too.

  7. This noodle soup looks absolutely delicious. I love soft boiled egg in my soup noodles...I even make one when I cook instant noodles:)

    Beautiful blog...will definitely come back!

  8. @Yi: Thank you. I'm glad you like my blog. Hope you'll be back soon and Happy New Year!

  9. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here and for offering another look at the subject of foods

  10. I love the depth of flavor that Miso gives to foods. We'll definitely be trying the pork and the soup. My grown daughter and I could both eat noodle soups for breakfast lunch and dinner!
    (your photos are beautiful!)

    Newly following from Foodie Friday. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Looks great, the perfect thing for a cold winter's day. But I have to say when it comes to ramen, tonkotsu will always be my favorite!

  12. Such a fabulous, colorful meal! I hope your new year is filled with all your favorite things.

  13. Too many cookies -- and pies -- is right. This looks so soothing and satisfying after all those baked goods. ;)

  14. @Emily: Oh yeah. Same here. :)

    @Mary: Thank you sooo much. Let me know how you like the recipes after you tried. I would love to hear from you.

    @Justin: I LOVE tonkotsu too. I'm a sucker for noodle soup and anything porky! ^^

    @Barbara Bakes: Thank you so much. I wish you a wonderful New Year too and may you get your wishes ten folds in return.

    @Carolyn: Oh yeah, couldn't agree more! :)

  15. Good Morning Amy,
    When I look at your photo presentation I feel peace and comfort. I can only dream about how good this must taste. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen

  16. Wow, this looks amazing! I have been trying to teach myself how to make some good Japanese food and this looks like something I'll want to try. I'm going to go on a mission to find some fish cakes very soon. Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. @Miz Helen: Thank you so much for your sweet comment and hosting Full Plate Thursday. Thanks for your blessings and may you get it in return 100 folds!

    @hännah: You can get the Japanese fish cake in most Asian supermarket these days. Hope you'll love the recipe. Let me know how it goes after you've tried it.

  18. How beautiful is this plate of food?! Looks super healthy without losing the flavour, just right after Christmas indulgence - thanks for sharing!

  19. Oh I love this post! Your miso based noodle soup look really delicious! Love all the photos, too.

  20. i love that asian dish, i like ramen :) Hope to see you in my Pink Saturday entries one and two. Happy New Year!

  21. Good post. After years of experimentation I finally worked out how to get consistently good results when boiling eggs

    1. Thank you. Thanks for sharing your way to make nice boiling eggs. :)