Dan Dan Noodles Recipe

Dan Dan Noodles

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 2

From the rainy streets of China’s Sichuan, comes this flavorful dish, Dandanmian (commonly known as Dan Dan Noodles). Literally meaning “carrying-pole noodles”, the dish is a mix of our Five Chilli Oil Topping, sichuan pepper, minced pork or mock meat, and scallions served over noodles.

Chef’s note:

For a splash of flavour and colour, add 1 teaspoon of Boombay’s Five Chilli Oil Topping to the water before boiling the noodles.


  • 2 tablespoon of Boombay’s Five Chilli Oil Topping
  • 400 grams of Dan Dan Noodles or thin wheat noodles
  • 400 grams of minced Soy Nuggets or your favourite plant-based mince
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • Ginger chopped to one inch
  • Salt to taste
  • Roasted and crushed Peanuts to garnish

Products Used:


  1. Boil the noodles as per package instructions before draining it and keeping it aside
  2. Soak the minced soy/mock meat in salted hot water and cover it with a lid
  3. Keep the mince aside for 15 to 20 minutes and then drain it in a colander
  4. Finely chop the ginger and spring onion and keep the whites and greens of the spring onion separate
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the ginger and whites of spring onion
  2. Cook until the onion is soft and season it with salt
  3. Add in the minced soy and mix it well
  4. Finally add the noodles and our Five Chilli Oil Topping to the pan and mix well

Top this dish with the greens of the spring onions (vasant ke pyaaj) and the roasted and crushed peanuts (moongphali)