Pork Miso Ramen: A spicy miso-flavored broth is packed with chewy ramen noodles, sweet, salty, and crispy pork, and tangy quick-pickled mushrooms. Oh, and don't forget the jammy egg to finish it off.
Bring a small pot of water to a rolling boil. Slowly lower the eggs in. Set the timer for six minutes. Drain the water and then run the eggs under cold water and peel. Set aside.
Heat a large pot to a medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the mushrooms. Toss in the oil. Keep the mushrooms in place until they start to brown, about 3-4 minutes Toss and continue to cook until they become golden brown and slightly crisp. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoons rice vinegar. Toss to coat in the salt and vinegar. Transfer the mushrooms to a plate and set aside.
Add the pork to the same pot you cooked the mushrooms in. Press the pork down into the pot and try not to move it too much after you get it in the pan. Once it does start to brown on the bottom, use a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. When all of the meat is crispy and brown, add the mirin. Use a wooden spoon to get brown bits at the bottom of the pan up. Add in the hoisin, 2 teaspoons sambal oelek, and remaining teaspoon rice vinegar. Toss to combine. Transfer to the same plate you put mushrooms are on.
Add remaining sesame oil to the pan. Add the garlic. Saute for a minute until it smells fragrant. Watch carefully and don't let it burn. Add the water, seasoning packet, and remaining (optional) teaspoon sambal oelek. Bring a boil and the reduce to a simmer. Add the noodles. Use chopsticks to break the noodles up. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until the noodles are soft.Evenly divide the noodles and broth between four bowls. Top with as much crispy pork, mushrooms, egg, and scallions your heart desires. If you need more heat, drizzle a little bit more sambal oelek on top.