Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles // Video

An authentic Dan Dan Noodles recipe with true Szechuan spice! Better than take out and so easy to make at home. This Dan dan Mian recipe is inspired by a popular local restaurant we order from all the time.  You don’t want to miss this one!

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Originally published January 2016 and updated January 2020.

Chinese take out is one of our favorite things in this house. I love the noodle dishes the most and usually can slurp up a whole “serving” all on my own….now, a whole serving of take out is REALLY like 5 servings.  But those noodles….they get me every time.  Every.Single.Time.

Especially if they’re spicy, like these Singapore Noodles which are easy to whip up with leftover pork chops. The only thing better than my favorite Singapore Mei Fun are Dan Dan Noodles……and I can’t believe how easy they are to make

So easy, in fact, I decided to celebrate with a Chinese New Year party!  Yep, we party a lot here.

Dan Dan Noodles in a bowl.

WHAT ARE DAN DAN NOODLES

Dan Dan Noodles, or Dan Dan Mian, are one of the most popular Sichuan street foods. Made of boiled egg noodles that are then tossed in a spicy sauce usually containing preserved vegetables, chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions. 

The noodles can be served dry, as we did here, or served with more sauce to make them more of a spicy soup or Hot Pot.

EASY DAN DAN NOODLES

 

I’m a huge fan of Chinese cuisine, so I decided to work on perfecting my recipe…and how perfect it has become.  I love the Dan Dan Noodles that they serve at one of our favorite authentic Chinese restaurant, Han Dynasty, so I decided to recreate that dish the best I could.  You can also order Dan Dan Noodles at PF Chang’s but I love the version at our local restaurant much more.

Dan Dan Noodles in a bowl with a red napkin.

Loaded with spicy flavor from chili oil and Sichuan peppercorn oil, these noodles are not boring in the least.  The crumbled, brown pork and kimchi are the perfect match for the creamy sauce….this dish is heavenly.  

And the perfect “noodle” dish for Chinese New Year! Long noodles are symbolic of a long life and a staple (so, I’ve read) at Chinese New Year celebrations.  

 

DO DAN DAN NOODLES HAVE MEAT

Traditionally, a Dan Dan Noodle recipe does contain pork BUT you could make them without the pork if you want a more vegetarian dish. But, let me say, that I’m not sure they’re still Dan Dan Noodles…..but they’re still very good!

So, keep the pork, leave it out…you do you here.

Dan Dan Noodles in a bowl on a blue background.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH DAN DAN MIAN

To us, these noodles are kind of a meal all by themselves but if you want to add something along with your carb-y goodness we do like to serve alongside these Asian Glazed Chicken Legs (they’re super easy to make!) or a pile of these Spicy Asian Chicken Wings.

If you want to add a salad for some freshness, it’s not traditional, but we love this Asian Ramen Noodle Salad. It’s fresh, light and easy….and a hit with the kids, too!

Overhead shot of asian ramen noodle salad with macadamia nuts.

MORE EASY TAKE OUT RECIPES

If you’re looking to skip the Chinese take out recipe more often, these are a few of our favorites:

Overhead view of Szechuan Chicken in a black wok.

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Spicy Dan Dan Noodles Recipe

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: dan dan noodles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1121 kcal
Author: Kellie

Skip the take out, Spicy Dan Dan Noodles are on the table faster than delivery.

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 5 ounces ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Kimchi chopped
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chile oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Szechuan peppercorn oil available at Asian markets
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 cups flour noodles

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over high heat, heat 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add the pork, cooking until brown and crumbly. Add the garlic, kimchi and 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, sesame paste, remaining 1/3 cup soy sauce, water, chile oil, peppercorn oil, and sugar, and whisk thick and creamy.
  3. Cook flour noodles according to the package instructions.
  4. Pour the sauce into an empty serving bowl, add the cooked noodles, and top with ground pork. Toss and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Spicy Dan Dan Noodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1121 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 1821mg79%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 179g60%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

16 comments on “Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles // Video”

  1. I am absolutely starving right now, and now all I want is a delicious bowl of noodles. These look awesome, especially in the cooler weather. Thanks for sharing your recipe and decoration ideas! #client

  2. This sounds like one amazing meal! I love any Asian dish!

  3. This sounds amazing! I need to make these noodles!

  4. I’ve never had dan dan noodles, but now my mouth is watering. They look SO GOOD! I need to get the stuff to make them, STAT.

  5. noddle lover right here! and your dan dan noodles look FAR better than any take-out I’ve seen

  6. This is a dish I’ve always wanted to make at home! We used to order it a lot when in Vancouver, but don’t see it as much state-side. Love the eggrolls, too! We haven’t had those in far too long.

  7. I’m with you! I love asian noodles! These look de-lish!

  8. where do you get the kimchi

  9. I’m loving all these party ideas! So much fun. January needs a fun holiday to celebrate and this is totally it.

  10. Made these tonight! We have a local Asian street food take out, and they make Dan Dan noodles. Your recipe is much better and tastier. I had to fudge a little bit here and there (used turkey instead of pork, red rice noodles, added lots of fresh sliced veggies on top). Thank you! I’ve been wanting a Dan Dan recipe. 

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