Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles

"I love Asian noodle dishes, especially the spicy ones! This one's just hot enough; add more heat if you like. I also like the flavor of both the sesame oil and sesame seeds in this dish, and I toast the seeds until they're nearly brown. This makes a nice and quick side dish for dinner, or a tasty light lunch."
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  • Cook the noodles until al dente, then drain and rinse with cold water; drain again and toss with the sesame oil and peanut oil.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients and correct seasoning, adding more heat if you wish.
  • Toss with the noodles and garnish with green onion and cilantro.
  • This is traditionally served cold or at room temperature.

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  1. di3moose
    This was pretty good. Hubby liked it too. I used apple cider vinegar, because that was all that I had. It turned out a bit too vinegary, so I added more soy sauce. Then it was better. Next time, I'll use rice vinegar.
  2. teresas
    I gave this a 5 * while DH gave it a 3*. I loved all the flavors including the vinegar. I did decrease the vinegar during step #2 and did a taste test and added the rest of the vinegar for the tartness. I love hot and spicy dishes and this didn't disappoint me. DH was surprised that it was cold and not hot. I think that's what disappointed him the most. I should have warned him a head of time. I did use wide rice noodles because that is what I had in the cupboard, so I was on a hunt to use them up when I found this recipe. Thanks for posting. :)
  3. Erineight
    Really yummy and REALLY easy to make! Might try adding chicken to it next time. Reminds me of pad thai
  4. Scrapbook Lori
    We had this tonight - it was really good!!! We did not have chili paste, so my husband used chili powder in place of it. The flavors were very good. Thank you for sharing!
  5. Blakey
    YUMMY! I really liked the outcome of this dish. I did read the 1st review stating too much vinegar so I made a few adjustments. I made the sauce according to the directions, but added about 2Tbsp more of soy sauce and 1Tbsp peanut oil and 1Tblsp seasame oil. (I also had a bit more noodles.) It turned out great!! I like a bit more herbs and onions, but it was really the best the next day for lunch!


  1. frostingnfettuccine
    I used fettuccine only because I couldn't find the wide egg noodles, but kept everything else according to the recipe! I really liked the spicy kick from the sauce, and loved that this was really good hot or cold!!



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