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Braised Pork Noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหมูตุ๋น)

My little boy started to really like pork, which make me the most happiest mom in the world. I love pork a lot and now I have more reasons to cook pork. 
Braised Pork Noodles is one of the recipes that I often make on weekend when nobody heads outdoor. I would prepare a large pot of broth on Friday night so that I would have less work on weekend. Then I just cook noodles and meat, ladling the hot broth over. This way I could serve delicious homemade noodles any time I want (even for breakfast). I know noodles are one of the foods that usually left to pros. But, what if I told you that making noodles is easy and I guarantee you can make it? Would you believe me? Or have the long list of ingredients turned you off from this wonderful nutritious dish? Let me convince you to try making it one more time.

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