Damn these are Good Dan Dan Noodles

For those nights when you’re craving spicy, warming Chinese inspired noodles, but don’t want to wait for takeout.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins

Calories: 504kcal


  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or smashed
  • 1-2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (make sure to use GF, if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter or tahini
  • 8 ounces Chinese style egg noodles, or rice noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground pork or 350g Tofu
  • 2 cups mixed mushrooms, chopped
  • black pepper
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped


  1. To make the chili oil. Heat 28cm large Chef Series Frypan over medium heat. Add the 1/3 cup sesame oil, the garlic, and chili flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally until the garlic is fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and very carefully transfer the oil to a Mixing Bowl.  
  2. Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, vinegar, peanut butter/tahini, and 1/3 cup water in another bowl. 
  3. Cook the egg/rice noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Add the broth and 1/2 of the soy sauce mixture to the saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stir in the spinach. Keep warm.
  4. Place the Chef Series Frypan used to make the chili oil, over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil and the chicken. Season with black pepper and brown all over, breaking it up as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and shallot, and cook another 2-3 minutes. Slowly pour in 1/2 of the soy sauce mixture. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the sauce coats the chicken and the meat begins to caramelize and get crispy, about 5 minutes. Stir in 2-4 tablespoons chili oil. Remove from the heat.
  5. Serve the broth into bowls. Add the noodles and toss combine. Spoon the meat over the noodles. Top with green onions and additional chili oil.