Dan dan noodles

They sound like the effect they have on your head when you first try them.

Dan dan noodles



  • 120 g pork/beef mince
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp skinless raw peanuts
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • half can of bamboo shoots
  • chilli flakes


  • 1.5 Tbsp Chinese sesame paste
  • 2.5 Tbsp water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground Sichuan pepper
  • chilli oil
  • 1 pinch sugar


  • 2 noodles
  • vegetable to boil (bok choy, carrot...)


  • Spring onion, finely chopped


Stir-fry peanuts over low heat until golden brown. Set aside in bow, with oil. Once cool, crush with mixer.

Stir-fry ginger, meat, bamboo and chilli flakes. Set aside when the meat is fully cooked.

In a bowl, mix sesame paste and water until it becomes semi-runny & smooth. Mix the rest of sauce ingredients and set aside.

Boil noodles and vegetables.

Once ready, mix everything and top with peanuts and spring onion.

It is dan.

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