Asian Pork Noodles with Spinach


Food & Wine’s Kay Chun uses spaghetti as the base for her Thai-inspired pork stir-fry, which is bright and satisfying. Slideshow:  More Fast Asian Noodle Recipes 

Pork and Spinach Noodles
Photo: © Eva Kolenko
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 12 ounces spaghetti, broken into 3-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 8 ounces curly spinach (8 packed cups)

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Chopped basil, for garnish


  1. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the pork, garlic and ginger and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pasta, fish sauce, lime juice and spinach; season with salt and pepper and toss well. Transfer to bowls, garnish with basil and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Ripe, fruit-forward, dry German Riesling.

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