Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles


30 Minutes








Making this recipe


Noodles for two

2 handfuls or green leafy greens like bok choy or choy sum

1 handful mushrooms like enoki or wood ear mushrooms

1 handful of chopped spring onions

1 handful of crushed peanuts

For the sauce:

2 tbsp tahini

3 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp ground Sichuan Peppercorns

100ml Sichuan chilli oil

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

4 tbsp hot water

For the beef:

200g minced beef

3 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp hoisin sauce

1 tsp sweet soy sauce or kecap manis

1 tsp Chinese Sichuan Salt

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For the sauce:

Step 1:

Apart from the hot water, add all of your ingredients to a bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside.

For the beef:

Step 1:

In a wok, heat the sesame oil over a low flame.

Step 2:

Add the beef and cook for around 5 minutes until browned and all moisture has evaporated.

Step 3:

Add the hoisin sauce, sweet soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, followed by the Chinese Sichuan Salt. Stir for around 1 minute and remove from heat.

Step 4:

Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and set aside.

Step 5:

Meanwhile, heat a pot of water on a medium heat. Once boiling, add the leafy greens and mushrooms and cook for around 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 6:

To assemble the noodles, grab a large bowl and add a handful of noodles and top with a serving of leafy greens, mushrooms, beef and peanuts.

Step 7:

To finish, add 4 tablespoons of hot water to the sauce, stir well and add to the noodle dish.