Asian food is a favorite in our house, so when we were choosing which recipes to share for our Olympic Food series, we definitely wanted to put it on our list. I have been wanting to make Lettuce Cups for quite some time, ever since visiting PF Chang’s Restaurant. And these Asian Pork Lettuce Cups were not only delicious, they were on the table in less than 30 minutes.

We started with a recipe from White on Rice Couple, and changed it up a little, mostly because we couldn’t find Fish Sauce. We also substituted the noodles for Ramen, although next time I will use a more substantial noodle, the Ramen were a little thin.

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Asian Pork Lettuce Cups

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  • Total Time: 20 minutes


Dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this Asian Pork Lettuce Cups. Recipe from Adapted from White on Rice Couple


  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3/4 cup onion, diced thin
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, crushed {6 cloves}
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce {or Fish Sauce}
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound cooked noodles {we used Ramen, you can also try rice, egg or soba}
  • 1 head Butterleaf Lettuce, washed and separated {we found a container at Kroger}
  • 56 stems fresh basil


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat
  2. Add the oil and onions, cook until soft about 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds
  4. Add pork and brown until all pink is gone
  5. Add soy sauce {or fish sauce}, tomato paste, sugar, chili sauce and water to cooked meat
  6. Add green onions, and cook for 30 seconds
  7. Toss in cooked noodles and stir to combine
  8. Serve in lettuce cups, garnish with fresh basil
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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