Pak choi and pork tenderloin noodle soup | budget-proof challenge

noodle soup

Noodle soups are the best. They are versatile, easy, comforting, nourishing and you can make them the day ahead already. The flavour can only improve! We Dutch people like to give our own spin to everything so I’m sorry if I’m not cooking noodles the traditional way: I love trying new things!

Today I’ll share with you a great noodle soup recipe that includes pak choi, spring onions, mushrooms and pork tenderloin. I love how comforting it is! And it has so many vegetables. But the best parts are the tasty pork tenderloin and the boiled egg. 


Dutch vs Indonesian

As I said, I’m typical Dutch so I don’t really know the ins & outs of cooking a noodle soup. However, a while ago I cooked an Indonesian dish with my friend Natasha and I learned a lot from that. She was shocked that I wanted to boil the green beans (“you’re supposed to fry them!” she said) and I thought it was really weird that she wanted to boil the chicken. We did things the other way around! 

Anyways, the best part from that dish in my opinion was the boiled egg she added. So incredibly tasty! If you cook the egg medium it’s still sort of nice and creamy on the inside, and it absorbs all the flavours of the soup and yummy… It’s really really good. I’ll never make a noodle soup without egg again!


I don’t remember exactly what ingredients we used but I would like to ask her so that we can recreate that dish. For now I’ll share with you this version, which is pretty great as well! 

Pak choi and pork tenderloin noodle soup 

In line with my budget-proof challenge, this recipe cost only €1 per bowl!

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Pak choi and pork tenderloin noodle soup
Serves 5
A very easy yet delicious and nourishing noodle soup with many vegetables and tasty pork tenderloin.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. Pak choi, 1 piece
  2. Pork tenderloin, 300g
  3. Spring onions, 4 pieces
  4. Mushrooms, 250g (I used 125g chestnut and 125 regular)
  5. Noodles, 125g
  6. Stock cubes, 3 pieces (vegetable)
  7. Eggs, 5 pieces (one each)
  8. Chilli powder
  9. Smoked paprika powder
  1. Start with washing and chopping the pak choi. Place this in a pan with 1.5 litres of water and start to boil.
  2. Slice the spring onions and mushrooms as well. Add this to the pan.
  3. Add the stock cubes and stir. Let this cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Now toss in the noodles. Meanwhile, boil the eggs for 9 minutes.
  5. Season the pork and slice in pieces. Add this to the soup.
  6. For final seasoning I added 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika powder and 2 teaspoons chilli. This is to taste of course.
  7. Peel the eggs and place them in the soup. Serve!
So simple, yet so good. What are your favourite ingredients for noodle soup?
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18 thoughts on “Pak choi and pork tenderloin noodle soup | budget-proof challenge

    1. Ohh poor you, I’ll send some over right away! Soups are the best when you’re feeling sick. Make sure to eat a lot of veggies and fruits 🙁
      Totally! I can’t take credit for the egg but seriously, it’s the best part of this dish!

      Thanks for stopping by Keri, and get well soon okay?

    1. I know, same for me! I was really happy with the price too, as this month is still my budget proof challenge haha. I’m glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by!

    1. Trust me on this one Stephanie: it will be the tastiest part of your noodle soup! Let me know if you tried it 🙂

    1. Quick and easy meals are the best. And if they are tasty like this one I’m very happy! Trust me, an egg in a noodle soup is very nice.
      Have a good Easter weekend!

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