Abura Soba with Spicy Pork and Soft-Boiled Egg


Abura Soba with Spicy Pork and Soft-Boiled Egg

Fiery Abura Soba: A Spicy Twist on Traditional Japanese Noodles

Indulge in the bold flavors of Abura Soba, a popular Japanese dish that features thick noodles tossed in a rich and savory sauce. This recipe adds a fiery kick with spicy pork and a luscious soft-boiled egg, taking your taste buds on a tantalizing journey.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10 minutes

30 minutes

2 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, High-protein

Soy, Eggs, Sesame

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Halal



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 650 kcal / 2720 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 35g, 10g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 45g, 5g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In a bowl, combine the chili paste, minced garlic, grated ginger, and soy sauce. Add the sliced pork belly and marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the marinated pork belly and cook until browned and slightly caramelized.
  4. 4.
    In a small bowl, whisk together sesame oil and rice vinegar to make the sauce.
  5. 5.
    In a serving bowl, place the cooked noodles and pour the sauce over them. Toss well to coat the noodles evenly.
  6. 6.
    Top the noodles with the spicy pork, soft-boiled eggs, green onions, nori seaweed, and pickled ginger.
  7. 7.
    Serve immediately and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pork belly — For a leaner option, you can substitute pork belly with pork loin or chicken breast.
  • Soft-boiled eggs — To achieve the perfect soft-boiled eggs, place them in boiling water for 6 minutes, then transfer them to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.

Tips & Tricks

  • Adjust the spiciness of the dish by adding more or less chili paste according to your preference.
  • For a vegetarian version, replace the pork with tofu or mushrooms.
  • Experiment with different toppings such as shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, or bamboo shoots to add variety to the dish.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of soy sauce and vinegar in the sauce.
  • To make it more filling, add additional vegetables like bok choy or spinach.

Serving advice

Serve the Abura Soba immediately after assembling to ensure the noodles are warm and the toppings are fresh. Mix the noodles well before eating to distribute the flavors evenly.

Presentation advice

For an appealing presentation, arrange the toppings neatly on top of the noodles. Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a drizzle of chili oil for an extra touch of color and flavor.