Chef's Addictive Soup-less Dan Dan Noodles for the Summer

Chef's Addictive Soup-less Dan Dan Noodles for the Summer

These are easy dan dan noodles without the usual soup broth! The scent of the ra-yu and sesame will surely whet your appetite!

Sesame paste? What's that!? Ain't nothing like that in here!!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chinese noodles (thick)
2 packages
Ground pork
100 g
Japanese leek
1/2 of one
1 clove
1 thumb
about 1 teaspoon
about 1 tablespoon
○Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
○Shaoxing wine
2 tablespoons
○Chinese chicken stock (liquid)
2 tablespoons
100 ml
Ground sesame seeds
about 3 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
to taste
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Green onion namul
as desired
to taste
Green onions
if you have it


1. Here's today's ingredients. The noodles can be as thick as you like! I like the thick ones, so today I'm using thick noodles.
2. Cook the ground meat in a frying pan. You don't need to add oil. Break it up as you cook, okay? Break it all apart!
3. Cook until the juices from the meat are translucent. It will also lose its smell!
4. Once the meat is cooked, add the doubanjiang and continue cooking.
5. When the oil in the pan becomes red, add everything but the water, and salt & pepper. Make sure to add the chopped garnish as well!
6. Once evenly blended, add the water and ground sesame and simmer. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper. You'll be adding noodles next, so it's okay if the taste is a little strong!
7. Today, I used black sesame, so it's pitch black! I reduced the mixture real well!
8. Add the well-drained cooked noodles. Add the sesame oil and mix well!
9. Toss and seasoned the noodles thoroughly! But it means on the right track.
10. Transfer to a plate...
11. Add green onion namul (Recipe ID: 1355320)
12. and garnish with green onions to finish! Sprinkle some ra-yu on if you like!
13. If using thin noodles, boil and drain well, and add sesame oil! Transfer to a plate and top with the sauce. Mix well and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I just tried making it and it turned out delicious!