Spicy Pork Ramen (Ja-Ja Men)

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This is an easy homemade pork ramen recipe injected with heat from Korean hot pepper paste. It’s both savory and slightly sweet too!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 ounce fresh or dry ramen noodles (or egg noodles)
  • 4 scallions (cut into thirds and thinly sliced lengthwise)
  • 1 large tomato (chopped into 8 slices)


  1. – In a medium pan over medium high heat, add vegetable oil, ground pork, gochujang, sugar, soy and sake.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes or until pork is cooked through.
  3. Keep stirring and breaking the pork into small pieces. Turn the heat off, add sesame oil, stir and set aside.
  4. Boil ramen noodles according to package instructions and drain. Divide noodles among two bowls.
  5. Top with ground pork, scallions and tomatoes. Serve immediately.


Other toppings you can add to the ramen:

  • Boiled egg
  • Stir fried shredded cabbage and carrot
  • Sliced cucumber


Keywords: ramen noodles, main,

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