Soy Sauce Braised Pork over Udon Noodles


Omnom. Shredded braised pork, hard boiled egg, and noodles tossed in the braising liquid.

I was up late one night last week, off on one of my semi-nocturnal very stupid insomnia sleep patterns,  and decided I was incredibly hungry…so instead of pulling out a pack of ramen like any other twenty something, I decided to braise pork (only like, an hour long process) and serve over noodles with hard boiled eggs. I have to admit, sometimes, I really like being me.

The best part is that aside from the time, it’s an incredibly simple process. There is no real recipe, which is good because I was starting this as midnight, and probably would have screwed up anything more challenging.

I seared the pork on all sides, then put it in a baking dish with some chopped onions, and covered it with a mixture of chicken stock, water, soy sauce, vinegar, oyster sauce, a little bit of anise and sugar and pepper, and put it in the oven on low for a while. You can add whatever the hell you want to the braising liquid, just keep a low temperature and an hour or two, then apply some forks to shred it, boil a pack of udon noodles for a few minutes, add some egg, and VOILA crazy good 2 AM snack. Or just plain crazy 2 AM snack. Whatever. I like it.


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