spicy pork & kale noodle soup


with winter still lingering in DC, i needed a soup to warm me up. i found this spicy pork and mustard green soup on bon appetit  and added my own twist! while it had all the flavor i was looking for, i wanted to add more veggies, such as baby corn and mushrooms. instead of mustard greens, i went for kale since it was easier to find.

Spicy Pork and Kale Noodle Soup

hope you enjoy and stay warm!


spicy pork and kale noodle soup


  • 3/4 lb. ground pork
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 tsp. of lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 5 c. chicken broth
  • 1 can baby corn
  • 1 package of mixed mushrooms (shitake, cremini, etc.)
  • 1 bunch of kale, torn
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • wide rice noodles


in a large bowl, mix pork, garlic, ginger, lemon zest, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes, and cumin. heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. add pork mixture to pot. cook, breaking up and stirring with a spoon, until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. season with salt & pepper.

add chicken broth and bring to a boil. reduce heat and summer for 8 to 10 minutes. add kale, baby corn, mushrooms, scallions, soy sauce, & fish sauce. cook, stirring occasionally, until greens are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. season with salt & pepper.

meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.

add cooked noodles to soup and serve.

Spicy Pork and Kale Noodle Soup

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