Dan Dan Noodles, the iconic spicy Sichuan noodles, a flavour explosion with slippery noodles tossed in an intense sesame chilli sauce and pork.

Ingredients of Dan Dan Noodles

SAUCE:

  • 2 tbsp Chinese sesame paste
  • 1.5 tbsp Chinese chilli paste in oil
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tsp Sichuan pepper powder
  • 3 tbsp chilli oil
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth/stock

PORK TOPPING:

  • 2 tsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 250g pork 

SUI MI YA CAI 

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 30g Sui Mi Ya Cai 

TO SERVE:

  • 500g white fresh noodles
  • 16 choy sum stems
  • 2 green onions , finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp peanuts , finely chopped 

How to Make Dan Dan Noodles

DAN DAN SAUCE:

  • Mix all ingredients except oil and chicken stock. Then gently stir in oil and stock – oil should be sitting on surface.

PORK:

  • Mix together hoisin, soy, Chinese wine and five spice.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add pork and cook, breaking it up as you, until it changes from pink to white.
  • Add Sauce and cook for 1 minute.

SUI MI YA CAI 

  • Return skillet to stove, reduce to medium heat.
  • Add oil into middle of skillet.
  • Add Sui mi ya cai and stir for 30 seconds, just to warm through.

NOODLES & CHOI SUM:

  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil.
  • Cook noodles per packet directions.
  • Add choi sum for last 1 minute of cooking.
  • Drain.

ASSEMBLE:

  • Put 1/4 of Dan Dan Sauce into a bowl. Pile in noodles, top with pork and Sui mi ya cai. Place choi sum on side.
  • Sprinkle with peanuts and green onions and serve.
  • To eat, mix it all up to coat the noodles well with Sauce.

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