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Satay Pork Noodle Bowl

by Adrianne

Satay Pork Noodle Bowl is on Sweet Caramel Sunday!


I find one of the best ways to get inspiration for my meal planning and cooking is to look through books and magazines.

A favourite of mine are the Coles and Woolworths magazines as I find that they are always up to date with the latest trends as well as exploring seasonal ideas for food. When I got back from interstate and was doing my shopping, I picked up the latest Coles magazine, it was an Easter Special. I headed to the pub that afternoon for a cold beer off the tap, so I took it with me and decided to have a flick through to get some ideas. One of the recipes I came across looked like it had a Vietnamese twist to it and I love Vietnamese food so I decided on that for last weekend. I had all of the ingredients but randomly I didn’t feel like cooking (shock horror) so I froze the mince and took it out again as one of my friends was coming over for Anzac Day afternoon so decided we could make it and enjoy it together.

Kitchen Fun

The preparation was half the fun for this meal as we got to have a beer, cut the veggies and put it all together in a bowl. I love how colourful the dish turned out and that as well as getting your protein and veggie serves, you also get a bit of spice from the chilli flakes in the mince and the satay sauce.

Satay Pork Noodle recipe in a bowl with chopsticks on the left

Satay Pork Noodle Bowl

This Satay Pork Noodle bowl is packed with vegetables, balanced with noodles and topped with some Satay Pork Meatballs! It will fast become a favourite in your house! 
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: pork meatballs, satay pork, satay pork meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 556kcal
Author: Adrianne


Satay Pork Noodle Bowl

  • 500 grams pork mince
  • 1/4 cup satay sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 125 gram vermicelli noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter lettuce
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 lebanese cucumber
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 tbs granulated peanuts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


Satay Pork Noodle Bowl

  • Add pork mince, garlic, fennel and chilli flakes to medium sized bowl
  • Season with salt and pepper then stir to combine
  • Add the satay sauce and stir through
  • Place a sheet of baking paper on a tray and roll the mix into small meatballs
  • Put a splash of olive oil into a frypan and turn onto a medium heat
  • Add the meatballs and cook for 4 mins each side, turning and moving the fry pan to get the balls to cook on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside
  • Place the vermicelli noodles into a heatproof bowl and pour enough boiling water over the noodles to cover them, use a fork to separate, leave for 3 minutes
  • Cut the carrot, capsisum and cucumber into edible portions, break apart the lettuce leaves and place with the veggies
  • Rinse the water from the noodles and portion them out into 2 serving bowls
  • Start to top the noodles with the veggies
  • Reheat the meatballs for 1-3 minutes in the pan and place in the bowls,  sprinkle peanuts on top
  • Use additional satay sauce as a dressing


  • You can use pork, beef, lamb, veal, turkey or chicken mince for this recipe. If you make it often enough, you may may to switch up the flavours every now and then! 
  • I like using fennel with the pork and chilli if using beef. I also find that cardamon is a good spice for chicken or turkey meatballs. 


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4360IU | Vitamin C: 44.8mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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Enjoy xx



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chefkreso April 29, 2017 - 5:55 pm

Looks really really delicious, made me hungry just looking at it!

Jamchop May 2, 2017 - 8:02 pm

Cheers Kreso, it was very tasty!

Jean May 5, 2019 - 8:01 am

5 stars
This looks fab, like an Asian style recipe.

Adrianne May 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

Yes, that is what I was going for, cheers Jean.

Suzy May 9, 2019 - 7:58 pm

5 stars
Can’t even imagine how delicious this would be!

Adrianne May 10, 2019 - 9:19 am

Cheers Suzy, it tastes absolutely fantastic, cheers!

Elaine May 9, 2019 - 8:58 pm

5 stars
This recipe sounds so balanced – you’ve got veggies, noodles and meatballs. Yum – I can’t wait to make it this weekend now!

Adrianne May 10, 2019 - 9:20 am

Cheers Elaine, hope you love it!

Sara Welch May 9, 2019 - 9:32 pm

5 stars
I love how quickly this comes together! Looks worthy of a restaurant, indeed!

Adrianne May 10, 2019 - 9:20 am

Thanks Sara, appreciate your positive feedback.

Lisa May 9, 2019 - 11:31 pm

5 stars
This looks like a bowl of yummy goodness! I love all the veggie combos! 🙂

Adrianne May 10, 2019 - 9:21 am

Thanks Lisa, veggies are the best aren’t they!

Sonal May 10, 2019 - 12:03 am

5 stars
What a fun idea to create a bowl. Love satay flavors there.

Adrianne May 10, 2019 - 9:22 am

Thanks Sonal, me too, appreciate that!


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