Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles

4.4/5 from 11 Customers

15 minutes

35 minutes


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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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15 minutes

35 minutes





Low Effort

Main Ingredient




Veggie Friendly



Dairy Free

Dairy Free


Popular Style




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


  • 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 (11):


Lovely flavours

Kaylee Jenkinson View More

Gorgeous, the Sichuan pepper in particular really lifts it!


Dan Dan noodles - so simple and delicious!

Katy Moore View More

A great one to mix up weekday meals!


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!


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!


Absolute favourite in our house - flavour profile was spot on. Can’t fault it!

Natasha Shahjahan View More

Thanks for your great review, this is a favourite at Spicery HQ too!


My husband really liked this noodle dish which I made with tofu for a change. However it was too hot for me. I am going to try it again but this time strain the chillie flakes from the oil once coloured in order to give a milder chilli flavour to the dish and then give the strained flakes to my husband to add the heat that he likes to his portion.

Margot Ellis View More

Yummy we love this recipe with tofu, a delicious way to mix up meals! We're sorry to hear you found it too hot - that's a great idea to separate the chilli flakes. We hope you enjoy it and let us know how you get on, happy spicing!


Lockdown noodles! Couldn’t get sprouting broccoli so subbed it for shredded cabbage, carrots and sweetcorn

Jennie Sharp View More

Great job, Jennie! Maybe 'lockdown noodles' will become legendary in years to come!


Excellent flavour and the Sichuan definitely does tingle. More time well spent during lock down letting my son prep and cook.

Barry Firth Mbe View More

Sounds like you have a helpful lad! Happy spicing!


Amazing. A little spicy for my wife but I loved them. Proper Sichuan style. It’s not just curries The Spicery does well.

Gordon Allan View More

Why, thank you! ;)


Added extra bell pepper for interest. Has a lovely smoky spicy taste

Diana Slim View More

That's a great idea, it sounds so delicious we will have to try that ourselves!


Loved this recipe kit! We used vegan mince to make a veggie version and it was delicious. Will definitely buy again.

Chloe Hayward-grant View More

Ooh that sounds yum, we'll have to try this recipe with vegan mince!

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