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RECIPE: Pork Belly Somen Chanpuru

RECIPE: Pork Belly Somen Chanpuru

Chanpuru is a traditional stir fry dish from Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost tropical islands. This variation includes somen noodles, green cabbage and sliced pork belly for a quick and comforting meal. Feel free to substitute your favorite vegetables.

Servings: 1 serving


  • 100g Wind Somen Noodles 
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 50g cabbage (cut into 3cm pieces)
  • 60g pork belly (thinly sliced into 3cm pieces)
  • ½ tsp dashi powder*
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Dash of Iwai’s Sesame Chili Oil (optional)


  1. Prepare the somen noodles according to the package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Add the sesame oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Add the cabbage and pork belly. Stir until the pork has cooked through.
  3. Add the noodles, dashi, salt and black pepper. Stir over high heat to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Serve with a dash of Iwai’s sesame chili oil if desired.

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