Mixed Pork Noodle Bowl

Pork Rice Noodle Bowl

Fifteen years after it began, there is still only one way I really want to greet you.

You know I like to save the food for last, so this post, I’ll start with some telly.

First up, I need to say that American Crime is my newest love, super addictive. The show is directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar for the adapted screenplay of 12 Years a Slave. I can kinda see where it is headed, knowing now who the director is and slowly watching Felicity Huffman’s character show her uber racist side. Worth the watch, I promise. The acting is superb, Timothy Hutton is fantastic, as is Huffman. Desperate housewife in a total new way.


I’m also watching Fresh off The Boat, which is straight from the early 90’s and my childhood. Except my family is not Chinese. Also, I was not a boy. We did have a maroon version of the minivan featured in the opening song though, wood panel and all.

Now, on to crappy media. My kids are obsessed with this song that was popular in the Me-hi-can community a couple years back. Remember, my mom is like 97% Mexican, so I can totally say it like that. This song is currently on loop in my brain, not by choice. If you are looking to change your kid’s mood or just entertain them for a few minutes, I say watch the video below. If you are on the brink of insanity or on a date night, I’d say skip.

*Disclaimer – If you are on a date with a Mexican farmer, totally watch it. You may get a proposal out of it.

I have a bunch of cookbooks from the libes (our family pet name for the library). I was so pumped to find Vietnamese Home Cooking, by Charles Phan. I’ve flipped through the book before and found (what looked to be) an easy recipe for Pho.

*If I knew how to put the Vietnamese tilde over the o in Pho, I totally would. Also, I am aware that it is not called a tilde, I’m just grammatically clueless here.


I wanted something fast and pasta-less for dinner tonight, so I went the way of the rice noodle. Give this recipe a try, it’s easy, full of flavor and even got the approval of the little house men.

To tell the truth, the only reason I just referred to my flesh and blood as little house men, was to segue to Game of Thrones. It is so close!


Can’t wait to see who survives this season. And what about the little smurf eyed baby? GAH, I can’t wait!


Mixed Pork Noodle Bowl


Pork Noodle Bowl
Cuisine: Fusion
Author: Food It Forward
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 carrot
  • 1″ ginger
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 box thin rice noodles
  • 1 pound pork
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • Soy sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Heat olive oil in pan over medium-high heat
  2. Dice carrot, ginger, onion and garlic and cook 2 minutes or until fragrant
  3. Add pork to the pan and cook until no longer pink
  4. Add zest
  5. Drain oil from pan and set meat mixture aside in a large bowl
  6. In same pan, add 1 box broth and turn stove to high
  7. Let noodles cook until completely soft, around 4 minutes
  8. Pull noodles from broth, with large tongs and add into pork mixture
  9. Add lime juice, cilantro, parmesan and mix well
  10. Season with salt and pepper
  11. Add soy sauce to individual bowls as desired


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