Dan Dan Noodles

Enjoy the spices and rich flavors of dan dan noodles!
Try making your own zhi ma jiang (Chinese sesame paste), it's the key to this recipe! The freshly roasted aroma is divine.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Chinese noodles
1 serving
80 g
Bok choy
Ra-yu (Recipe ID: 1493200)
to taste
Japanese leek (finely shredded)
to taste
Chili threads
a pinch
For the soup:
XO sauce
1/2 teaspoon
Japanese leek (minced)
1 tablespoon
Zha cai (minced)
1 teaspoon
Japanese leek oil (Recipe ID: 2573172)
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Zhi ma jiang (Recipe ID: 1431655)
2.5 tablespoons
Ra-yu (Recipe ID: 1493200)
1 tablespoon
Chicken stock (Recipe ID: 1024547)
300 ml
For the meat miso (for a manageable, easy-to-make amount):
Ground pork
250 g
Shaoxing wine
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons


1. Prepare the meat-miso. Completely stir-fry the ground pork until the grease turns transparent. Add the Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, and tianmianjiang to season, then continue to stir-fry until the moisture evaporates.
2. Boil the noodles in a large pot of water. Parboil the bok choy with the noodles (for about 30 seconds).
3. Prepare the soup 1 minute before the noodles finish boiling. Add the soup ingredients to a warmed bowl in the order listed, then pour in the chicken soup.
4. Thoroughly drain the noodles, then add them to the bowl. Top the noodles with the bok choy, meat-miso, finely shredded Japanese leeks, and chili threads, and it's ready to serve. Add more ra-yu to taste!

Story Behind this Recipe

● I recreated the dan dan noodles that I had at a Chinese restaurant, since they were tasty.