Sesame Dan Dan Noodle Bowl


Our rendition of dan dan noodles is a takeoff on the traditional dish from China's Szechuan province.

Total Time:
35 mins


  • 8 ounce dried round Chinese egg noodles or spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

  • 2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil

  • 8 ounce uncooked lean ground pork

  • cup finely chopped dill pickles

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Sliced green onions, fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped peanuts, and/or crushed Szechuan or whole black peppercorns


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in small saucepan whisk together soy sauce, tahini, vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha. Stir in broth; heat over low heat.

  2. In wok or large skillet heat peanut oil over high heat. Add pork and cook until browned, breaking up meat. Drain off any fat. Add pickles and garlic; cook about 2 minutes more or until pork is crispy.

  3. Divide noodles among serving bowls. Spoon broth mixture over noodles and top with pork mixture. Garnish with onions, cilantro, peanuts, and/or crushed peppercorns.

    Sesame Dan Dan Noodle Bowl
    Aya Brackett

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
16g Fat
27g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 686mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 33.7mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 274mg 6%
Folate, total 17.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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