Wednesday, April 17, 2013


2 slices of bacon, chopped width-wise into thin 1/8-inch strips
1 clove of garlic, minced
6 cups hot water
1 large egg
1 helping of char-siu pork
1 package of your favorite instant ramen
2 cups of baby bok choy, leaves separated and washed
1 stalk of green onion, finely chopped (optional)

In a 4-quart pot or larger over high heat, cook the strips of bacon for about 3 minutes or until crispy brown, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and continue stirring for about a minute.

As the garlic begins to brown, add the hot water to the bacon and garlic and bring to a boil. Once boiling, crack the egg into the water and poach until desired doneness (3 minutes for soft, 6 minutes for hard). Turn heat to medium. With a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked egg to a bowl.

Add the noodles and seasoning packet(s). When the water boils again, cook for another 3 minutes or until desired tenderness. Using a slotted spoon or chopsticks, transfer only the noodles and pork into the bowl with the waiting egg.

Bring the water back to a rapid boil. Add the leaves of baby bok choy. Stir and let it come back to a boil. Cook for another minute or until white stalks are slightly translucent and tender.

Ladle in the bok choy and broth, garnish with chopped green onions and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: FoodiFotos, April 12, 2010

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