Dan Dan Noodles

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a main course
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen

By Katie Chin

Published 2016

  • About

This is a quintessential homestyle Sichuan dish, with ground meat stir-fried in a chili-laced sesame vinegar sauce. Dan Dan Noodles are sinfully delicious and traditionally very spicy. I had these for the first time when my parents brought us to a Sichuan restaurant in New York as kids. We had never tasted anything so spicy, and we started crying (shaming our parents for rearing children with bland, Midwestern palates). Fortunately, we all grew up to be Sriracha junkies. The amount of chili