Dan Dan Noodles (Sichuan-style Spicy Noodles)
Dan dan noodles, pronounced "tan tan men" in Japanese, are noodles topped with spicy, stir-fried ground meat. They can either be served in a rich soup, or dry as with this recipe.
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Rice & Noodles
Calorie count is per serving.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 2 servings ramen noodles (fresh)
- 160 g ground pork
- 4 scallions
- 2 tsp tianmianjiang
- 2 tsp sake
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 4 tbsp hot water
- 1 1/3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 1/3 tbsp sesame paste (white)
- 1/2-1 tbsp chili oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
Start boiling a pot of water over high heat. Cut the scallions into 2-3 mm rounds. Place a frying pan over medium heat and stir-fry the ground pork. When the pork changes color, add [A] and mix well.
Continue to stir-fry until the fat that melts out from the pork runs clear. Empty the contents into a tray.
Combine [B] in a bowl.
Put the noodles in the pot of boiling water and stir with cooking chopsticks. When it returns to a boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, and cook the noodles for 30 seconds longer than instructed on the package.
Drain thoroughly and add to the bowl containing [B]. Mix thoroughly to allow the noodles to absorb the flavor.
Add the ground pork, including the fat, and mix well. Divide equally into two serving bowls. Sprinkle with chopped scallions.