Dan Dan Noodles Recipe

Dan dan noodles

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This recipe gives you takeaway-style noodles at home in just 20 minutes. It's so easy to make that you'll never go back



  • groundnut oil 2 tbsp
  • dried chilli flakes ½ tsp
  • Szechuan peppercorns ¼ tsp, crushed
  • lean pork mince 200g
  • spring onions 4, with white and green separated
  • light soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • medium egg noodles 100g
  • shaoxing rice wine 1 tbsp
  • sesame oil 1 tsp
  • peanuts 1 tbsp, chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan. Add the chilli and szechuan peppercorns and cook gently for 3-4 minutes, allowing the flavours to go into the oil. Add the pork and spring onion whites. Cook, turning up the heat and letting the pork brown really well (you want to get some browned crispy bits on it). Stir in half the soy and keep warm.

  • Step 2

    Cook the noodles and drain well. Mix the rest of the soy, rice wine and sesame oil and toss with the noodles. Top with the pork mix, spring onion greens and peanuts.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 520
  • Fat 26.9g
  • Saturates 6.9g
  • Carbs 38.9g
  • Sugars 4.4g
  • Fibre 3.3g
  • Protein 29.1g
  • Salt 2.9g