I wouldn't classify it as burning, but it was pretty tasty! The original recipe from here: http://appetiteforchina.com/recipes/dan-dan-mian-sichuan-spicy-noodles calls for waaaay too much salt. On top of the salt in the soy sauce and chicken stock, it says to add 3 whole teaspoons. I only added 2 and if I make it again, I'll only put in 1/2tsp. The recipe below reflects this.