Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles

3.8/5 from 4 Customers

15 minutes

35 minutes

3/5

In stock
£3.25

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This rustic, satisfying dish is a classic meal in a bowl from the Sichuan province of China. Traditionally, street food vendors would carry two large buckets over their shoulders balanced on a pole called a ‘dan dan’ which is where the dish gets its name. The key flavour, apart from chilli, is Sichuan pepper - it’s popular for its complex flavour and tingling effect on the tongue - which becomes surprisingly addictive the more you eat!

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Recipe

15 minutes

35 minutes

3/5

Serves

4

Effort

Low Effort

Main Ingredient

Mince

Dietary

Vegetarian

Veggie Friendly

Vegan

Vegan

Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Origin

Popular Style

Chinese

Country

China

CHILLI OIL SPICES: Chilli flakes, toasted ground Sichuan pepper, chilli powder GROUND SPICES: Toasted ground Sichuan pepper, chilli flakes, ginger, garlic, onion SESAME SEEDS: Toasted sesame seeds

*Allergens

  • 500g pork or beef mince or tofu for a vegan version 
  • 1 bunch of spring onions (including all the green bits)
  • 300g greens (eg tenderstem broccoli, spring greens or pak choi)
  • 4 cloves of garlic 
  • 65ml soy sauce (any type)
  • 45ml vinegar (rice, white wine or cider vinegar is best) 
  • 2 tbsp honey or sugar for a vegan version
  • Dried egg noodles for 4 or rice noodles for a vegan version
  • 80ml oil (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)
  • Wok or large frying pan
  • Medium saucepan
  • Small pan

Product Rating (4):

5/5

Lovely flavours

Kaylee Jenkinson View More

Gorgeous, the Sichuan pepper in particular really lifts it!

5/5

Dan Dan noodles - so simple and delicious!

Katy Moore View More

A great one to mix up weekday meals!

1/5

Firstly, I absolutely love the Spicery... but for me this has been the only disappointment since I signed up 2 years ago. Lacks that flavour hit and it’s hotter than 3/5 for sure. The ingredients look like it could be a winner but just doesn’t come through and the Szechuan is too intense. Tasted a bit like Lemon Dettol Wipes, sorry!

David Savage View More

So sorry you didn't enjoy this one! We can totally understand the association as Sichuan peppers do have that sort of citrusy flavour to them. We'll let our development team know about the heat rating as well. Thanks for feedback!

4/5

Really enjoyed this dinner made with tofu for a vegetarian option. Because we prefer that crispy we kept it separate but worked well. I would agree it’s more spicy than 3/5.

Katherine J View More

Oh wow! We absolutely love this- the tofu looks perfectly crispy and the baby corn and mangetout add a lovely pop of colour, hats off to the chef!

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