Taiwanese noodle soup with ground pork and baby greens

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Taiwanese noodle soup with ground pork and baby greens

Taiwanese noodle soup with ground pork and baby greens

Dairy-Free, No Added Sugar, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 510 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Get a taste of history with this comforting noodle soup, invented centuries ago by Taiwanese fishermen who knew how to soothe the soul.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 6 ounces Moon Noodles fresh ramen
  • 1 or 2 organic shallots
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari
  • Your choice of protein
  • 3 ounces organic baby arugula or other leafy greens
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
  • 3 organic scallions
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro

Nutrition per serving

Calories 510, Total Fat 21g (27% DV), Sat. Fat 6g (30% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 55mg (18% DV), Sodium 1170mg (51% DV), Total Carb. 54g (20% DV), Fiber 10g (36% DV), Total Sugars 4g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 31g
Contains: Fish (anchovy), Wheat, Soybeans

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the ramen

In a large sauce pot, bring 5 cups [8 cups] water to a boil. Stir in the ramen and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the ramen to a colander and rinse with cold water. Keep the cooking water at a simmer for the soup. While the water is heating and the ramen is cooking, prepare the ground meat.


Prep and cook the ground meat

  • Peel and thinly slice the shallots. 
  • Set aside half the tamari for serving. 
  • Cut a small corner from the ground meat packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel. 

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the ground meat, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. 

Stir in half the tamari and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add ½ cup [1 cup] water and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and the liquid has thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.


Finish the soup

Return the ramen cooking water to a boil, stir in the arugula, and cook until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1½ teaspoons [1 TBL] fish sauce. Add more fish sauce to taste and stir to incorporate. Meanwhile, prepare the garnishes.


Prep the garnishes

  • Coarsely chop the garlic. 
  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions. 
  • Strip the cilantro leaves from the stems.


Transfer the ramen to individual bowls and ladle on the soup. Top with the meat and garnish with the garlic, scallions, and cilantro. Drizzle with the remaining tamari and serve.

Kids Can!
  • Measure the water for the ramen.
  • Divide the tamari in half.
  • Strip the cilantro leaves.
  • Garnish with the garlic, scallions, and cilantro.