Dan Dan Pork Noodles

Recipe Description:

A ‘dan’ is a bamboo pole that street vendors in the city of Chengdu used to hoist on their shoulders, allowing them to carry a cooking pot for noodles on one end, and their sauce on the other. On setting up their wares in a side street, they’d shout ‘dan-dan’ to attract attention to the simple meal being prepared— a base of spicy sauce laced with tingly Sichuan pepper, a heaping of noodles, then a finishing touch of savoury, crispy minced pork and garnishes. Stirred together and eaten quickly while still hot, to this day it’s the preferred meal of Chengdu’s night owls and busy students, a teasing, fiery fast food with an artisanal spirit.

  • Preparation time:

    For 2 - 25 minsFor 4 - 35 mins
  • Cooking time:

    For 2 - 30 minsFor 4 - 40 mins

    Nutritional Information:

    Per serving: Energy (kcal) 803 Fat 26g of which saturates 9g Carbohydrates 98g of which sugars 15g Protein 44g Salt 5.5g

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    Ingredients:

    For 2 (For 4)

    Pak Choi: 1 pack (2 packs)

    Spring Onions: 1 bunch (2 bunches)

    Pork Mince: 1 pack (2 packs)

    Crushed Garlic: 1 sachet (2 sachets)

    Hoisin Sauce: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Shaoxing Wine: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Dark Soy Sauce: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Chinese Five Spice Powder: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Chilli Garlic Sauce: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Sichuan Peppercorns: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Noodle Nests: 1 pack (2 packs)

    Chiu Chow Oil: 1 pod (2 pods)

    Chinkiang Vinegar: 1 pod (2 pods)