Smoked pork ramen

Elevate your ramen experience with the rich and smoky flavors of Smoked Pork Ramen. This comforting and flavorful bowl of goodness features tender smoked pork, fresh vegetables, and a savory broth that will warm your soul. With its combination of textures and aromatic elements, Smoked Pork Ramen is a satisfying meal that will transport you to the cozy streets of Japan.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 4-6 hours (for smoking the pork) Total Time: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours 30 minutes


For the smoked pork:

  • 2 pounds pork shoulder or pork belly
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the ramen:

  • 4-6 servings of ramen noodles
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • Sliced green onions (for garnish)
  • Sliced radishes (for garnish)
  • Soft-boiled eggs (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, sesame oil, minced garlic, grated ginger, smoked paprika, and black pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  2. Place the pork shoulder or pork belly in a large zip-top bag or a covered container. Pour the marinade over the pork, making sure it is evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat your smoker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Smoke the marinated pork at a low temperature (around 225°F/107°C) for 4-6 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 195°F (90°C) and the meat is tender and easily shredable. Let the smoked pork rest for a few minutes, then shred it using forks or your hands. Set aside.
  4. In a large pot, bring the chicken or vegetable broth and water to a simmer over medium heat. Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil. Stir well to combine and let the broth simmer for 10-15 minutes to develop the flavors.
  5. Cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  6. To assemble the ramen bowls, divide the cooked noodles among serving bowls. Ladle the hot broth over the noodles, ensuring each bowl gets a good amount of broth.
  7. Add the shredded smoked pork, sliced green onions, sliced radishes, and soft-boiled eggs (if using) to the bowls.
  8. Serve the Smoked Pork Ramen hot and enjoy!