Rich, Yummy, and Spicy Dan Dan Noodles

Rich, Yummy, and Spicy Dan Dan Noodles

Dan dan noodles are a mainstay in our household They're spicy and rich.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chinese noodles (thick noodles)
2 portions
Ground pork
100 g
Green onion (finely chopped)
20 cm
Ginger (finely chopped)
1 scant teaspoon
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
◎Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon
Sesame paste
3-4 tablespoons
Vegetable oil + sesame oil
1 tablespoon
as much as you like
Salt (for adjusting the flavour)
as needed
900 ml


1. Heat the oil in a wok, and fry the ground pork well until fragrant.
2. Add the ginger, 2/3 of the minced green onion, and doubanjiang, then stir-fry over medium-low heat until fragrant.
3. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the stir-fried ground pork for the toppings.
4. Add the water, bring to a boil, and skim off the scum. Add the ◎ ingredients, and simmer for 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat.
5. In the mean time, add the sesame paste to a bowl, and dilute with Step 4 soup. Mix in the remaining green onions, and set aside.
6. Start cooking the noodles.
7. Taste the soup, and if it's too thin, adjust the taste with salt, then turn off the heat.
8. Mix in the sesame paste mixture .
9. When the noodles are cooked, drain the water, transfer into a serving bowl, and pour in the soup.
10. Top with the ground pork as a topping, drizzle with ra-yu chili sesame oil if you like, and done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I couldn't find a dan dan noodle recipe that suited my tastes, so I created my own.