My Family's Spicy Dan Dan Hot Pot with Sesame Seeds

My Family's Spicy Dan Dan Hot Pot with Sesame Seeds

The umami from bacon spreads through the soup, and it's delicious Doubanjiang, garlic, and ginger warms your body, so this dish is perfect for the cold winter.

Ingredients: Adjust the amount to make as much as you want

Thinly sliced pork
250 ~ 300 g
Thinly sliced bacon
50 g
Vegetables (nappa cabbage, bok choy, carrot, Chinese chives, mushrooms, etc)
as needed
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
☆Grated garlic
2 ~3 cloves
☆Grated ginger
2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
★Ground white sesame seeds
4 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
30 ml
★ Usukuchi soy sauce
50 ml
★ Soy sauce
20 ml
1/2 teaspoon
★Chinese Chicken stock powder
2 tablespoons
500 ml
to taste
Chinese noodles or Champon noodles
1 bag


1. Chop the pork, bacon, and vegetables into bite-size pieces. Add the ★ ingredients and vegetables (that takes longer to cook through) in a pot, and turn on the heat.
2. Add olive oil in a frying pan. Add the ☆ ingredients, and turn on the heat. Stir-fry and mix everything together. Then add the bacon and pork and continue stir-frying until browned.
3. When the Step 1 starts to boil, add the Step 2 pork and bacon into the pot with the oil. Add the remaining vegetables (which cooks through quickly, such as mushrooms), and simmer.
4. Sprinkle ra-yu chili sesame oil if you like, and it's done!
5. Add Chinese noodles or Champon noodles to finish. Drink up the soup!
6. [Easy version] Add sesame oil and ☆ ingredients into a pot, and turn on the heat. Stir-fry well, add the ★ ingredients, and bring to a boil. Then the soup is done.
7. Enjoy while adding more of your favourite ingredients at the table. For this, it's better to use thinly sliced pork belly instead of bacon and thinly sliced pork.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is an imitation dan dan hot pot with sesame seeds made with ingredients I had at home.