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Dan Dan Noodles (Spicy Sichuan Noodles)

Softly coated in a glistening chili oil, these tender Dan Dan Noodles are pleasantly filling and tastily rewarding to dine on. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: best dan dan noodles recipe, dan dan noodles, easy dan dan noodles, spicy sichuan noodles
Servings: 4


Pork & Sui Mi Ya Cai

  • ½ lb ground pork
  • ½ cup sui mi ya cai pickled mustard greens
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil 
  • 2 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp shaoxing cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp soy sauce


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste) substitute with creamy peanut sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp ground sichuan peppers to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves minced


  • 14 oz egg noodles dry or fresh
  • 1 lb bok choy yu choy or choy sum
  • 4 green onions chopped



  • In a small bowl: combine all the ingredients and mix. Set aside until ready to use. Optional: double the ingredients sauce if you like more sauce.

Stir Fry

  • In a medium size bowl: combine ground pork, soy sauce, shaoxing wine, hoisin sauce and mix well.
  • Heat the wok/pan to medium-high. Add 2 tbsp oil and wait for 30 seconds.
  • Add meat and cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add sui mi ya cai and mix. Turn the heat down to keep warm.
  • Cook the fresh or dried noodles by following the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pot: add clean water and bring to a boil. Blanch the bok choy until slightly tender.


  • Add sauce and arrange a balanced portion of the noodles into the middle of serving bowl. Top with blanched bok choy, cooked meat (center), green onions and mix well (see photo for reference).

Serve immediately and enjoy!