Spicy Szechuan Noodles (Dan Dan Mian)

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

Spicy pork gravy on oriental noodles

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine meat mixture ingredients in small bowl.
  2. Work together well and let rest while preparing other ingredients.
  3. Whisk together sauce ingredients except broth until smooth.
  4. Add broth and whisk well.
  5. Boil 4 quarts of water.
  6. Heat 12 inch skillet over high heat until hot, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add peanut oil and swirl.
  8. Add meat mixture and cook, breaking up into small pieces until pork is well browned, about 5 minutes.
  9. Stir in ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes, cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  10. Add sauce mixture; whisk to combine and bring to a boil.
  11. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer while noodles are cooking.
  12. Just before serving stir in sesame oil.
  13. Drain noodles; divide into individual bowls, top with sauce.
  14. Sprinkle with scallions and bean sprouts as desired while eating.


Most Helpful

I LOVE DanDan noodles. LOVE. I know when it's done right and when it's done wrong. I carefully read through all the different recipies and chose this one, as it seemed the most comprehensive. After carefully following the recipe (well adding a bit more "heat" by doubling the amount of red chilli flakes), the most delicious, spicy, savory dish was devoured in minutes by both myself and my fiance. Servs 3 - 4 ... me thinks not!! Not in this household honey!! Hahaha ;P Bottom line, awesome recipe.

MiyaKiku March 23, 2011

OMG This is good! DH had three helpings and finished the entire dish. I used spicy Bob Evans pork and it was sooooo good. Did add sugar snap peas just because I had them. Will make this one many, many times.

adopt a greyhound September 05, 2012

Great! I only used 8 oz. of noodles, but you definitely need 12 oz.

Andtototoo! July 25, 2014

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