I’m sure the black beans add a wonderful complexity to the flavours so I’ll be making this again soon. Will add it to my list and release the recipe in my newsletter. I was worried the chili oil would be harder than it actually was – it’s fairly simple except I wasn’t sure at first what to use for chili flakes. What kind of spicy sauce do you recommend? I’ve been meaning to make this recipe for ages – it looks so good. Hope your dish turns out great! Also, how do you keep your noodles from sticking together? Then pat them dry with paper towel and grind them into powder. Toss to combine, making sure the noodles are well coated. If love any advice you have! Happy cooking and let me know how the dish turns out . Your version looks much better, and the tip about using the noodle cooking water is genius! Whisk the mixture with a pair of chopsticks (or a spoon) until the solid paste is fully blended with the liquid. The Dan Dan Noodles were a 5-star dish, and if the rest of the food was that good, this would be a 5-star experience. Hi Nada, yes you can make it with beef and no modifications are needed. These noodles look incredible! The authentic Sichuan version uses chili oil as a main ingredient in the sauce. I made this recipe this morning (with the fresh chili oil) and it was DELICIOUS!! So thank you for the recipe. In the end you will have dark-brown colored pork without adding any soy sauce. It’s one of my friends favourite dishes and we were glad to have found a good recipe. Tastes like home! We love spicy in our house! My husband and I ate way too much of it just now. Instead of pork, I’ve used mushrooms to make vegetarian Dan Dan noodles and that was good (but I prefer pork). , Was so excited about making this recipe…even managed to get all the obscure ingredients . I swapped out the pork for tofu as I’m vegan, and it was absolutely spot on. Sign up to receive our 5-Day Chinese Cooking Crash Course and recipe updates. I love your recipes that do not use that meat. Happy cooking and let me know how the dish turns out! It is the main ingredient in dan dan noodles and I highly recommend you make your own. You can also subscribe without commenting. I’m so glad to hear you are interested in trying out this recipe! Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking, Asian inspired dishes, and classic recipes cooked in my small New York Kitchen. If this is your first time cooking with Chinese sesame paste, you will usually find it is separated into oil on top and thick paste underneath. Went on the internet to order the “exotic” ingredients, and had fabulous results! Omnivore's Cookbook is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Growing up in Hong Kong, my favourite dish when I ate out was this. If you do not live near an Asian market you can also purchase it on Amazon. I used fresh noodles instead of the dried–I found the boiling water and noodles to be very starchy. Hi! Categories: Cafe Courts, For Pick Up, MLC Centre, Noodles. It was fantastic. I prefer the sesame paste made with 100% sesame seeds, which has a better taste. How can it be vegan if you use pork? So generous, interesting, rich and thorough! The numbing, smoky, spicy sauce will shock your taste buds, leaving you craving for more. To make it easy to use, stir the sesame paste thoroughly in the jar to incorporate the oil with the paste. https://www.justataste.com/dan-dan-noodles-pickled-cucumber-salad This post covers all the key ingredients and includes a super rich and balanced sauce to recreate the classic dish that tastes like China. I got a bunch of mustard greens in my CSA share yesterday. When the water reaches a boil again, add another cup of cool water to stop the boiling. Remove from heat and remove Sichuan peppercorn. It tasted just fine so I guess it’s all good! As for mustard greens, yes, the authentic dish does use it for topping. Sometimes the chef will mix Chinese sesame paste into the chili oil to make the sauce creamier and mellow out the spiciness. Hi Marissa, happy to see you here! Add dry noodles and veggies in the water over high heat. Then gently stir in oil and stock - oil should be … Turn to medium heat. They are really good . The oil-roasted peppercorns will be less pungent and have a more rounded flavor. You get the ultra-umami, spicy and numbing-ness coming from the fried pork, pickled mustard greens, homemade chili oil, and Sichuan peppercorns. Sometimes the sauce is more sweet and sour than spicy, almost like a General Tso stir fry (e.g. I haven’t tried dan dan noodles, but I feel like I’m missing out! 27, 2017. So excited to try this! Thanks for your help! Simply stir everything together with a pair of chopsticks to coat the noodles with a bit of everything and slurp! I wasn’t able to find the right kind of preserved mustard at my local Asian market, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. https://www.zandyrestaurant.com/authentic-dan-dan-noodle-sauce-recipe I’m vegetarian. I love dan dan noodles but have never tried making them. Looking forward to trying the next recipe soon! I’m looking forward to making many more of your authentic Sichuan recipes now that I have the right stuff. Be the first to review “Dan Dan Noodle (Peanut Sauce)” Cancel reply. I’d love to see what you come up with. With 4 times as much chili oil as sesame paste, I’m pretty sure that I couldn’t even taste the sesame flavor. The core of the recipe consists of a noodles, a spicy peanut sauce and minced pork. Your recipe was delicious and looked absolutely beautiful on the plate, it will be a regular from now on. But I highly recommend make it at home, because the taste will be much better for freshly made chili oil, and it’s quite easy to cook. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find the semi-fresh Dan Dan noodles in the refrigerated section in an Asian market. Maybe the udon noodles don’t absorb as much liquid as others. 8 Oz. Thanks so much once again , Maggie, Thanks, Maggie! Hey Maggie! Dan Dan Noodle (Peanut Sauce) quantity. Dandan in the name actually refers to a carrying pole(扁担 in Chinese ). Try this recipe the way Maggie suggests, and you won’t be disappointed! Also, do not move the beef for 30 seconds to a minute once you add it, so the pan will heat up again. Hope you have a great week ahead , Love the pictures and love this recipe. I make your dan dan recipe overtime and love it. Do not use tahini as an alternative. I haven’t had a bowl of noodles like this since I left China- awesome!! I note that the most recent link you posted on your newsletter points to the 2017 recipe, not the 3/2020 revision. Definitely on the repeatable dish list. I’m afraid it’s a wrong link! Thank you so much, Maggie. Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. I forget to get fermented black beans so I used mustard in chili oil instead. Your email address will not be published. Sui Mi Ya cai – Sichuan Fermented Mustard Greens. Not exactly authentic! There are no reviews yet. Divide the hot noodles among shallow bowls, top with the tofu and peanuts, and garnish with the sliced spring onion and cucumber. When you go into different restaurants, you’ll find each chef has their own interpretation on dan dan noodles. It is for vegan Dan Dan noodles. The higher heat the pan gets, the quicker the beef browns without losing all the juice and get steamed. 1 medium shallot, chopped The pork bits will be a bit chewy and have an almost-crispy texture when hot. I usually roast the Sichuan peppercorns in a bit of oil until they turn dark brown. I desperately want to make this but I have access to so few of the ingredients… frustration! The oil always sinks to the bottom of the bowl, so it’s not that obvious in the photo. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Your email address will not be published. Making chili oil might look daunting at first, but trust me, it only takes 5 minutes. I also bought frozen noodles from a Chinese grocery nearby. Just Wow. I am originally from Beijing, and now cook from my New York kitchen. We made it tonight and were all delighted by how it turned out. If you’re preparing this dish for a party, I highly recommend you prepare the sauce and the pork ahead of time. It is…. Hi Dawn, I’d love to make a vegetarian version of this recipe. Sorry about that. A couple of questions: Do you store your homemade chili oil in the fridge? Thank you so much for this lovely recipe. Cook and chop the pork into small pieces, until all the liquid has evaporated and the pork turns a dark brown color. The mixture will thicken as it cools. In this case, I suggest you mix the sauce without the chili oil first, then you can try to add the oil into single serving bowls to your taste. Thanks friend! Have you tried making this recipe with tofu or tempeh? I’ve used variations on two Dan Dan noodle recipes in Fuchsia Dunlop’s book “land of plenty” but I think yours is tops (although this was the first time I was able to find fermented mustard greens in our local Asian market). The best approach is to get organized and cook one component at a time. Chinese sesame paste (芝麻酱, zhi ma jiang) is a thick paste made from toasted sesame seeds. Place the noodles in a large bowl and add the mushroom mixture and sauce. Found it from a google search and glad I went with you. OMG adding Lao Gan Ma chili oil will definitely make the dish addictive! But all in all I am happy with how the Dan Dan Noodles turned out. Made this twice now and it’s turned out very well. I tried this Dan Dan Noodle recipe today. Every time we find “dan dan noodles” on a menu, we try it and it is just never the same. Today I want to share with you all this amazing spicy peanut sauce noodle recipe. I enjoyed the Dan Dan noodles, but salty from soy sauce and peanut-sesame sauce combo. Hi Elisa, thanks so much for the kind words. The best way to mix the sauce is to add the sesame paste first, then mix in the liquid ingredients little by little. For the Sauce: 3 tablespoons Chinese sesame paste, tahini, or peanut butter 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil 3 tablespoons black rice vinegar; 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons dark soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons roasted Szechuan peppercorn; 1 tablespoon hot chili oil (or to taste) 1/4 cup chicken broth Ayyye. It takes a bit more time than using jarred sauce, but if you already have some chili oil (I always do, because they stay forever in the fridge), it will be super simply to make these noodles. The mooncakes… I’m hooked, thank you for this beautiful material you’re gifting us with. Way better Dan Dan Noodles than PF Chang’s! I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. I was looking for a recipe to replicate a fantastic dish that I tried while travelling in China, this looked the closest. Hello! But who am I to nitpick on such a thing. My wife had a hankering for Asian cuisine, and based on the reviews on Yelp, we chose Little Szechuan. We tried the more soupy version of this dish recently but I’m keen to try your recipe as it looks absolutely mouthwatering! You can usually find it in the un-refrigerated section of the Asian supermarket with the pickles. Dan dan sauce. This is a keeper!! To answer your questions, yes, I do store my chili oil in the fridge. Then add more liquid and repeat, so everything will dissolve evenly. Delicious hot or cold, fresh … Try to break apart the ground meat without stirring too much. If you have tried the Sichuan chili oil, you may wonder what are the mysterious … Add the chili oil according to your taste. LOVED these noodles!!!. A new favorite – absolutely delicious and easy to do as well! If you cannot find it, the sesame sauce might work but you need to adjust other ingredients (namely soy sauce and vinegar), so the sauce won’t taste too salty. Made it a few times now, with different noodles and different proteins and it’s very forgiving as long as you get the delicious base correct. If you don’t want to purchase Chinese sesame paste, you can also use natural peanut butter with a few teaspoons of sesame oil mixed in. When I make dan dan noodles at home, I use an approach that is 80% true to the original version from Sichuan. (Recommend stronger taste since the sauce will be served with pasta and the flavor will be diluted.). To assemble dan dan noodles like a Chinese street vendor: If you give this recipe a try, let us know! Directions Place the peanut butter, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, black vinegar, and chili oil into the bowl of a mini-food processor. I also mixed the chicken stock and noodle sauce together to assemble instead of mixing in the individual bowls and that worked fine. Go straight to the recipe directly if you’re familiar with the dish. I wish I had a big bowl of this right now! Hello friends! Hi, Maggie! All We’ve now moved back home to the states and have not found anything like it. Spoon in peanut butter one tablespoon at a time, and whisk to a thick syrup-like consistency. I also must say I love it that you also add Northern Chinese recipes those are the ones I’ll really start gunning for. Add the ginger, green onion, fermented black beans, Sui Mi Ya Cai, cooking wine, and sugar. I’m based in Singapore and for some weird reason I can’t find sesame paste here. It’s street food, named for a shoulder pole used to carry the pots and ingredients for the noodles… I updated the recipe so it’s the one from 2017 with minor adjustment (mostly new photos). Any tips on how to make the beef juicy and not dry? Dan-Dan Noodles Ingredients: 1/2 Cups Low Sodium Soy Sauce. Used peanut butter instead of sesame paste and omitted the mustard greens. This recipe seems to call for about 4 fluid oz of “stuff” (soy sauce, vinegar, honey, sesame paste) and then 2/3 – 1 CUP of chili oil. Add in enough peanut butter to achieve desired consistency. When you order one bowl of dan dan noodles, the vender mix the noodle with the pre-pared sauce … , roughly chopped (spinach, choy sum, baby bok choy etc.). Although it’s usually just a tad thicker than somen noodles. It looks so good! I love the sound of the more drier-style sauce, can almost taste it now. Mix all ingredients except oil and chicken stock. All the spiciness of dan dan with all the creaminess of the peanut sauce. Reserve 125 ml (½ cup) cooking water, drain well and set aside and keep warm. The ingredient list for dan dan noodles might look overwhelming,. There is truly no substitute for the ingredients, including the homemade chili oil made with Sichuan red pepper threads, and the Chinese sesame paste, sui mi ya cai mustard greens, and fermented black beans. I also found adding some cornstarch and cooking wine to the ground meat (1 tablespoon each for 1 lbs beef) will help to generate a tender result. Hi Karen, for the the spicy sauce, I used the homemade one and you could check it here (The recipe called “spicy sauce”). Wait until the water reaches a boil again, turn off the heat, and drain the noodles and veggies. It’s also a pretty expensive dish where I stay so I’m so happy to finally nail this, after my first try! Can’t thank you enough for showing us your recipes – especially when there is no real asian takeaway in the Austrian mountains. Without this step, you will find the sesame paste very thin on the top of your jar and very dry on the bottom. Should I have rinsed them? A bowl of warming, saucy, and little spicy Dan Dan Noodles recipe (dan dan mian) with crispy ground pork crumbles, creamy dan dan sauce, and Sichuan chili oil is a flavor explosion that will wow your taste buds! I am a fan of Dan Dan Noodles, but I have been making it with a jarred sauce, mixed with pork. 1/4 Cups Hoisin Sauce. I love dan dan noodles, and your recipe looks absolutely amazing! . You can find Chinese sesame paste in most Asian grocery stores, or purchase it online. I prefer the cooked peppercorns in cold dishes and sauces so they won’t overpower the other ingredients. I’ve done it in the past and it always turns out great. 1 Tablespoon Honey. Thank you for sharing and allowing all to explore different foods at home! Simple to make but so blooming tasty. Can’t wait to try your recipe! I ended up just adding more chili oil though, and it worked out. Hi Maggie, This was delicious!!! Just made this today and it turned out amazing! Americanized Sichuan food made without Sichuan peppercorns can’t possibly begin to duplicate the real taste of Sichuan. To assemble dan dan noodles like a local. Fantastic recipe. Also based on the reviews, we tried the Dan Dan Noodles and the Chung King Chili Beef. Briefly blanch the leafy green vegetables, drain, and set aside. Pingback: Omnivore’s Cookbook: Dan Dan Mian | Afoodcionado. You can get it in Asian market. $4.25 cost GUI Zhou chicken, I didn't research how the chicken is cooked. Dan Dan noodles are likely one of the few Sichuan dishes many Americans know about. Although it’s totally fine to add less chili oil if the spicy flavor does not appeal to you. This looks so great and I can’t wait to give it a try at home. Love all the recipes and this one has been a hit with myself and for others! The best way is to use a heavy and large pan and heat the pan to really hot before adding the beef. Instructions Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water until al dente. I got here through the link from sui mi ya Cai. Thanks so much for sharing it. and used fresh boiling water with the chili sauce? Check out this post to learn how. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Then mix in the garlic, green onion, honey, and Sichuan peppercorns. I did my best to get all the ingredients. Cook the noodles according to instructions. Required fields are marked *. 1. Dan Dan Noodles (担担面, dan dan mian) are one of the most famous of Sichuan street foods. Anyway, very delicious – thanks for this recipe. A recipe with as many variations as an Irish stew, dan dan noodles are a classic element of Chinese Sichuan cuisine. The noodles are mostly immersed in a thick red broth made with chili oil, with a small amount of pork on top. I loved your recipe, they are really good. Also I’m loving cooking more with Sichuan peppercorns. Thank you so much!! Appreciate your clear explanation, teaching steps by steps which is so wonderful for beginner to start off. I have never had dan dan noodles, but I can inhale a bowl of it right now. Cook your noodles! Wheat noodles, tossed with sesame paste, soy and chile oil, topped with ground pork or some other meat. 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar. Sesame paste has a tendency to thicken when you stir in the liquid. This looks great! As I said to my wife after my first bite – “everything about this is exactly how I want it to be.” I can’t wait to make this again. The recipe was originally published by Feb. 26, 2015 and updated on Apr. After tasting it, I can tell you it's strips of chicken, battered and fried. Three thumbs up. If you do not have an Asian market nearby, you can get most of the stuffs on Amazon and super fresh Sichuan peppercorns from The Mala Market. BTW we do not eat pork. I hate using the home-made chili oil as it always makes everything slippery when doing the dishes. Used frozen Japanese udon noodles which seemed to work well, but the quantity of liquid seemed a little bit high (“fill bowl until almost covering noodles”). Thank you for sharing! When you’re making the noodle sauce, you can add a small amount of chili oil to infuse aroma and smokiness; your dish won’t end up very spicy. Hi Jen, I’m so happy to hear you tried the recipe and enjoyed the dish! Pair this Sichuan-inspired dan dan mian with blanched Asian leafy greens and finish with a touch of toasted nuts, I guarantee this Keto take on dan dan noodles … Whisk the sesame paste and light soy sauce together in a bowl until fully incorporated. Hi I'm Maggie Zhu! Do you have a link to the original post that you made of this recipe? Replies to my comments Sprinkle with a pinch of toasted ground Sichuan peppercorn, if you like the numbing taste. It is a type of cardamine bean sprout that is native to Sichuan. It also balances the spiciness to round out the flavor. dan dan spicy peanut sauce This easy peanut-based sauce may be served over cooled thin pasta or Chinese thin egg noodles, topped with par boiled fresh raw … flour lo-mein style noodles tossed with sesame paste, soy sauce, chili oil, minced pork, and scallions - spice: 3/5 $ 8.25. Warmest Wishes. We used to live in Hong Kong and absolutely loved the dan dan mien at Crystal Jade. Hi Maggie! Do add some chili oil even if you prefer not to eat spicy food, because it will add aroma to the sauce and your sauce won’t end up very spicy. Dan Dan Noodles: Authentic Sichuan Recipe | The Woks of Life I am interested to see the difference between the two! Sichuan Wontons, Chongqing Noodles, the list goes on and on. Use medium-high heat to cook brown surface first, then turn to medium heat to let it roast until the liquid in the meat is fully released and evaporated. I miss China and the food so this blog was a great find! My girls is from Hunan. Sui Mi Ya Cai (碎米芽菜) is a must-have ingredient if you want to call a dish dan dan noodles in China. The internet has become the source of everything you can possibly require for any and all of Maggie’s Sichuan recipes, so get going and don’t be fearful! I ended up putting some Tien Tsin peppers in a food processor to ground them up. You could purchase Chinese chili oil, also calls red oil, in China town. Really impressed, my family were also delighted! Oh Maggie, you’re singing to my heart! Add the Chinkiang vinegar. It was very delicious, although my sauce seemed very thick, even after I added some noodle water….so I didn’t quite get the slurp I was hoping for….will adjust next time…xx. Add the drained noodles and cabbage to the Dan Dan sauce.Reheat over a medium heat for 1 min and toss well. Making the chili oil. Start browsing recipes right away or you could learn more about me here. The Asian market here is too small and I couldn’t find it at the time, so I skipped it in this recipe. Hi Robin, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the dish! I never tried to cook it with Sriracha, but I think the result will be quite different. Add the cooked noodles and veggies to the sauce bowl. They’re going to get bathed in piping-hot dan dan sauce, so it’s OK if they cool a … Continue stirring until mixed. It is similar to the other guys (and I love all these recipes out there, not downing anyone) but yours for some reason is just more fitting to my family. flour lo-mein style noodles tossed with chili oil, soy sauce, and crushed peanuts, topped with cucumbers - vegetarian - spice: 4/5 $ 8.25. peanut. Maltose (麦芽糖, mài yá táng), also known as maltose syrup, is a super thick syrup that’s commonly used in traditional…, Papery dried shrimps, xiā pí (虾皮) in Chinese, is a fantastic way to add sea-salty flavor to a wide array…, Preserved mustard greens (碎米芽菜, suì mǐ yá cài), also known as pickled cardamine sprouts, are a common acidic addition that…, The century egg (皮蛋, pí dàn) is also known as millenium egg, pine flower egg or ‘skin egg’. Yes the Dan Dan noodles require a LOT of special ingredients. If so, what modifications would I need to make? The thin noodles I used absorb tons of water, so I ended adding more. I think I’ll try pickling them myself. Can I make this with beef? Or did you really mean “cup”? Still delicious! Unused sauce should be stored covered in refrigerator. When crushing the dried Sichuan peppers I still struggle a little bit getting good flakes. NOTE: It’s totally possible to create a delicious bowl of dan dan noodles without this ingredient. Since you’ll be making the oil fresh, the dish will taste very fragrant. Found this brand called mizkan sesame sauce. Cool and serve over your favorite noodles. The freshly boiled thin noodles are served in a savory, spicy sauce topped with crispy pork and peanut flakes. 2. From the appearance of this pictures, perhaps this should be 2/3 – 1 TABLESPOON? This recipe is beyond easy, super fast to throw together, and the results are spectacular. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. I’ve been improving the recipe since I first published it back in 2014, and this is the third version. Bill Zigrang. Wow. Preheat your jaffle iron. Don't subscribe In Sichuan restaurants in China, the dan dan noodle dish is more of a snack than a main and is usually served in a small bowl. Dan dan Noodles is such a classic dish that is really worth the effort to master. You are right, chefs all have their different versions, but yours comes pretty close to our favorite at Crystal Jade. Would sriracha or garlic chili sauce work? This recipe just nailed it – relatively easy to make and so so good. I love this recipe. To assemble dan dan noodles like a Chinese street vendor: Pour some sauce in a small bowl and chili oil according to your taste; Add the noodles; Top with … But I also mix in some sesame paste to make the sauce creamier and more appealing to anyone who prefers milder food. Hi John, yes I did mean cup. Is there an alternative I can use? Reduce heat and simmer with wrapped Sichuan peppercorn for 10 minutes. I’ll look for the Sichuan preserved mustard for the next time–and there will definitely be a next time. It's super easy to assemble (the ingredients) and prepare. I won’t able stop eating if I do that Thanks for taking time to leave a comment . Happy cooking and let me know how the dish turns out . I used Lao Gan Ma chili oil and the whole thing tasted divine! If it does not work for your noodles, do try adding less soup the next time. This version of Dan Dan Noodles uses lean ground beef and the sauce is peanut based, but adds soy sauce, ginger, sesame, brown sugar, and fresh cilantro to give a slightly spice, slightly herby, … History of Dan Dan Noodles. Chili oil is a staple in every family household in Sichuan and the homemade version is a must. Just found your blog by the way. Although a lot of original Sichuan dan dan noodle recipes do not contain this ingredient, I prefer to use it to make the sauce creamier. Or you can use any type of dried noodle that is made with wheat and on the thin side. You don’t have to if you make a small batch and use them fast. I never used frozen udon noodles for this one yet, but I think it will work. Drain and rinse under cold water. Hope you can manage to source all the ingredients and make the noodles. The dish can sometimes be more soupy and very spicy, but it depends on the chef. It is dried, flavored with sugar and spices, and fermented. But storing it in the fridge will prevent it from getting rancid much longer. Simply boil the noodles and heat up the pork in the microwave right before serving. Add some noodles, then top with a few spoonfuls of the cooked pork and green veggies. They will stay good in the fridge for a couple of days. Looks delicious, great flavor, I love the sauce!!! It adds great umami too, so your sauce will still taste great if you don’t want to add too much chili oil. Add the pork. of Chinese style egg noodles or rice noodles 1 pound ground chicken or turkey 2 cups mixed mushrooms, chopped. Garnish with peanut crumbles and chopped green onion. I can’t wait to get back home (still traveling in Europe) and make this dish! Ingredients, and fermented which is so wonderful for beginner to start off does use it for topping packet. 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