Plum-Pork Noodle Bowl


Stir together a dressing of soy, rice vinegar, and ginger, then put it to work two ways: Use a portion as the starter for the pork marinade and the rest for a plum relish on this fresh noodle bowl.

Plum-Pork Noodle Bowl
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ cup chopped shallots

  • 1 ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili-garlic sauce

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin

  • 8 plums, pitted (2 pounds)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 4 cup shredded cabbage

  • 4 ounce dried wide rice noodles, cooked and drained

  • 1 cup bias-sliced snow peas

  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrots

  • Chopped peanuts or cashews


  1. In a medium bowl combine soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice, honey, shallots, ginger, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Place half of the mixture in a resealable plastic bag with the chili-garlic sauce; knead to combine. Add pork to bag and seal. Turn to coat. Chill up to 24 hours.

  2. For plum salsa: Chop four of the plums. Add to remaining soy sauce mixture along with cilantro. Chill, covered, up to 24 hours.

  3. Prepare grill for medium indirect grilling. Remove pork from marinade (discard marinade); grill over a drip pan 25 to 30 minutes or until 145°F. Remove; let stand 5 minutes. Slice pork.

  4. Slice remaining plums. Arrange cabbage, noodles, pork, plums, peas, and carrots in four bowls. Top with plum salsa and peanuts. Serves 4.

Quick Tip

Substitute packaged shredded cabbage mix with carrots for the Chinese cabbage and carrots.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
8g Fat
62g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 49.5mg 248%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 1293mg 28%
Folate, total 98.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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