'dan dan noodles' on Serious Eats

Cold Sichuan Noodles with Spinach and Peanuts

Dan Dan Mein—the hot and numbing cold noodle staple of Sichuan street food—is one of my favorite dishes ever, but I can't help but think to myself, "I'm sitting here eating refined wheat starch coated in chili oil." Now I'm no health nut, but I'm not looking to die young either, and if I can not only have a healthier version of the dish, but one that actually tastes more exciting as well, then why not? More

Dan Dan Noodles

This recipes is part of Chinese Restaurant Appetizer Week Perhaps the biggest key to making excellent Dan Dan Noodles is to make your own roasted chili oil. When done right, it get a rich, fruity, smoky flavor that none of... More

Seriously Asian: Dan Dan Noodles

As far as famous noodle dishes go, there are few that rival the complexity of flavor of Dan Dan noodles, a staple of Chinese cooking from Sichuan province. The sauce for these noodles possesses a combination of spices that never gets old. There's the heat of the dried chili peppers, the oiliness from the sesame paste and chili oil, the savoriness of Tianjin preserved vegetables, and best of all, the mouth-tingling feeling that could only come from Sichuan peppercorns. More

More Posts