Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  2. 1 tablespoon sugar

  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder

  4. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  5. a 3/4-pound piece well trimmed boneless pork loin

  6. 8 cups chicken broth

  7. six 1/8-inch slices peeled fresh gingerroot

  8. 3 star anise

  9. 2 large garlic cloves

  10. 1/2 pound dried soba noodles

  11. 1/2 pound bok choy (about 1/2 small head)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a small bowl stir together hoisin, sugar, five-spice powder, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. In a small glass baking dish brush pork with hoisin mixture and roast in middle of oven 40 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in center registers 160° F. Let pork stand on a cutting board 15 minutes. Cut pork crosswise into thin slices and halve slices diagonally. In a large saucepan skim any fat from surface of broth and bring broth to a boil with gingerroot, star anise, garlic, and remaining tablespoon soy sauce. Remove pan from heat and steep broth, covered, 30 minutes. Pour broth through a sieve into another large saucepan. While broth is steeping, in a 5-quart kettle bring 3 1/2 quarts salted water to a boil and add noodles. When water returns to boil add 1 cup cold water and bring to boil again. Repeat procedure and simmer noodles 5 minutes, or until just tender. In a colander drain noodles and rinse under cold water. Drain noodles well and divide among 4 large soup bowls. Bring broth to a boil. Cut bok choy crosswise into 1/8-inch slices and add to broth. Simmer mixture 2 minutes, or until bok choy is risp-tender. Divide pork, bok choy, and broth among bowls.


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