Cup of Pork Noodles from Mother 3
Because it was never localized, many Nintendo fans missed out on Mother 3 and the bevy of interesting foods it offered. This is a game you’ll be seeing me make things from for quite some time. Pig Mask Army troops love this stuff, and so will you. Beats the pants off your typical ramen.
- 2 slices thick cut bacon, sliced
- 3 mushrooms, sliced
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flake
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups pork broth
- 1 teaspoon worshteshire sauce
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 1 packet of instant noodles (ramen, udon, or soba work well)
- Brown your thick but bacon in a small dry pot. You can alternativley use small pieces of pork cut up, but they’ll need a little oil to help get them going. Once your bacon is crispy, remove from pan and drain of fat. You should have about two tablespoons of rendered fat in the pot. You’ll only need one, so pour out the rest for use in another recipe.
- Add your sliced mushrooms, ginger, garlic, and shallots, along with a good pinch of kosher salt and red pepper flake. Cook on medium heat stirring often or until your aromatics are golden. Add in your tomato paste and cook for about thirty seconds before adding your pork broth and worshteshire sauce. Bring to a boil.
- Once a boil is achieved, add your instant noodles of choice and cook until noodles reach consistency you like. Packaged udon only needs to be heated through, so it shouldn’t take more than a minute if you’re going that route. Serve with crumbled bacon.