Don-Don noodles


Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a main dish .
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

“Don-don” is Chinese onomatopoeia for “clap-clap” or “thunk-thunk”—the sound of the clapper announcing the vendor who peddled these noodles on the streets of Szechwan. True to the nature of real street food, there is no one “recipe” for Don-Don Noodles, only a multitude of tasty variations on a theme. The theme is a bowl of long, thin egg noodles, liberally topped with a spicy peanut or sesame-based sauce. Beyond that, the noodles may be hot or cold, and the sauce may be wild or tame