Dan Dan Mian

Dan Dan Mian is a noodle dish made with a spicy peanut soup base, that originates from the streets of Sichuan, China. This delicious hawker food staple is deliciously flavorful and full of spice.

Serves 2 | 20 minutes | 348 calories

Ingredients

  • 150 grams of mushroom (optional)
  • 1 tsp organic soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp of grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp of chili bean paste or any spicy sauce of your liking
  • 3 tbsp of unsweetened peanut butter
  • 0.5 tsp ground Sichuan peppercorn or pepper
  • 2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine or rice wine (or sushi seasoning)
  • 2 cups of organic vegetable stock
  • A bunch of Chinese egg noodles (dry thin packet ones are great)
  • Chopped scallions for garnish
  • Chiu Chow chilli oil for garnish

Method

  1. If you’re using mushrooms, mince it up, add soya sauce and sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. Purée the dan dan sauce: add garlic, ginger, chilli bean paste, and peanut butter in a food processor until smooth.
  3. In a medium sized pan over medium heat, add the mushrooms and stir with oil (optional). Then add ground Sichuan peppers, puréed paste and sauté until fragrant. Stir for about 2 mins.
  4. Add rice wine and vegetable stock. Continue stirring.
  5. Bring the sauce to a lively simmer, then add 1 tsp of brown sugar to balance to saltiness. Keep it simmering for another 5 mins.
  6. In another pot, boil your noodles.
  7. Drain the noodles, add it to the sauce and garnish as you please!

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