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Dan Dan Noodles

A classic Sichuan dish, these spicy noodles will add some variety to your staple weeknight meals.

Easy
4
10 mins prep
20 mins cook

250g New Zealand pork mince

t Tbsp oil

2 tsp hoisin sauce

2 tsp shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine)

1 tsp dark soy sauce

½ tsp Chinese five spice powder

Dan Dan Noodle Sauce

2 Tbsp tahini

3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sugar

¼ tsp Chinese five spice powder

½ cup chilli oil*

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup hot cooking water from the noodles

To serve

1 large packet of fresh or dried noodles

½ cucumber finely cut into matchstick size

½ cup chopped toasted peanuts

½ cup chopped spring onion

Ingredients

250g New Zealand pork mince

t Tbsp oil

2 tsp hoisin sauce

2 tsp shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine)

1 tsp dark soy sauce

½ tsp Chinese five spice powder

Dan Dan Noodle Sauce

2 Tbsp tahini

3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sugar

¼ tsp Chinese five spice powder

½ cup chilli oil*

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup hot cooking water from the noodles

To serve

1 large packet of fresh or dried noodles

½ cucumber finely cut into matchstick size

½ cup chopped toasted peanuts

½ cup chopped spring onion

Nutrition

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01
Brown the mince

In a wok or fry pan heat a tsp of oil over medium heat. Add the pork mince and fry until brown.

Add the hoisin sauce, rice wine, dark soy sauce, and five spice powder. Cook until the liquid is evaporated. Set aside and keep warm.

01
02
Cook the noodles

Cook the noodles according to package directions and drain, reserving ¼ cup of cooking water for the sauce.

02
03
Combine ingredients for the sauce

Mix together all the sauce ingredients and divide among four bowls or in one large bowl if serving together.

03
04
To serve

On top of the sauce, layer noodles, cooked pork and then cucumber.

Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and spring onions.

*use pre-made chilli oil or try our recipe below

04
05
Chilli oil

2 Tbsp Sichuan peppercorns

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

1 cup oil

¼ cup crushed red pepper flakes

05
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Dan Dan Noodles

A classic Sichuan dish, these spicy noodles will add some variety to your staple weeknight meals.

10 mins prep | 20 mins cook
Easy
4

250g New Zealand pork mince

t Tbsp oil

2 tsp hoisin sauce

2 tsp shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine)

1 tsp dark soy sauce

½ tsp Chinese five spice powder

Dan Dan Noodle Sauce

2 Tbsp tahini

3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sugar

¼ tsp Chinese five spice powder

½ cup chilli oil*

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup hot cooking water from the noodles

To serve

1 large packet of fresh or dried noodles

½ cucumber finely cut into matchstick size

½ cup chopped toasted peanuts

½ cup chopped spring onion

01
Brown the mince

In a wok or fry pan heat a tsp of oil over medium heat. Add the pork mince and fry until brown.

Add the hoisin sauce, rice wine, dark soy sauce, and five spice powder. Cook until the liquid is evaporated. Set aside and keep warm.

02
Cook the noodles

Cook the noodles according to package directions and drain, reserving ¼ cup of cooking water for the sauce.

03
Combine ingredients for the sauce

Mix together all the sauce ingredients and divide among four bowls or in one large bowl if serving together.

04
To serve

On top of the sauce, layer noodles, cooked pork and then cucumber.

Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and spring onions.

*use pre-made chilli oil or try our recipe below

05
Chilli oil

2 Tbsp Sichuan peppercorns

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

1 cup oil

¼ cup crushed red pepper flakes