Dan-Dan Noodles

A Dan Dan Noodles recipe that's tried, true, and authentic. With this recipe, you can try out this spicy, numbing Dan Dan Noodles Sichuan classic at home!

Dan-Dan Noodles

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • For the Chili Oil:
  • 2 tablespoons Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 inch-long piece of cinnamon
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cup oil
  • ¼ cup crushed red pepper flakes
  • For the Meat and Sui Mi Ya Cai:
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 8 oz. ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons sweet bean sauce or hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons shaoxing wine (you can find this in your local Asian grocery store)
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon five spice powder
  • ⅓ cup sui mi ya cai (Sichuan pickled mustard greens -- look for them in your local Asian grocery store)
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste (tahini)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon five spice powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn powder (grind whole Sichuan peppercorns in a mortar and pestle)
  • ½ cup of your prepared chili oil (scary, but yes!)
  • 2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
  • ¼ cup hot cooking water from the noodles
  • For the Noodles & Veg:
  • 1 lb fresh or dried white noodles, medium thickness
  • 1 small bunch leafy greens (spinach, bok choy, or choy sum)
  • chopped peanuts
  • chopped scallion


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