Dan Dan Mian

Spicy Sichuan Noodles

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 2 to 4 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty


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By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

Everywhere noodle dishes, xiao chi, or “small eats” are found in hole-in-the-wall restaurants, food stalls, and places selling snacks. This is a typical Sichuan dish that is now popular throughout China, especially in the north. There are many versions of it and they are all easy to make, tasty, and quite filling, but this is an exceptionally delicious one I sampled at a tiny street restaurant in Chengdu, Sichuan.