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Dan Dan Noodles Recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Dan Dan Noodles Recipe

This dan dan noodles recipe is made with thin noodles coated in a spicy sauce that is loaded with Sichuan flavors, perfect for spicy noodle lovers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chili oil, noodles, Sichuan
Servings: 4
Calories: 617kcal



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil peanut oil is great
  • 12 ounces ground pork
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped ginger peeled
  • 1/3 cup Sui Mi Ya Cai Sichuan Preserved Mustard Greens - use Kimchi as a substitute, or omit if desired


  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste tahini
  • 1 teaspoon 5 spice powder or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns coarsely ground


  • 8 ounces Dan Dan noodles boiled per packaging instructions - or use wheat noodles or egg noodles
  • For Serving: Sesame seeds, picy red pepper flakes, chopped green onion, chopped roasted peanuts


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large pan over medium heat. Add the pork with salt and pepper to taste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, breaking it apart.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and sui mi ya cai (if using). Cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
  • Add the chicken broth, chili oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, tahini, 5 spice powder and Sichuan peppercorns. Stir to incorporate. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in prepared noodles. Toss with sesame seeds, chili flakes, green onions and chopped roasted peanuts.



Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 738mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg