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June 09th, 2009 37 Comments

Dan Dan Noodles (Dan Dan Mian/担担面)

Dan Dan Noodles (Dan Dan Mian/担担面)

Dan Dan Noodles (Dan Dan Mian/担担面) is another classic Sichuan dish that one shouldn’t miss out when you’re in Chengdu. While Dan Dan Noodles are easily available in many Chinese restaurants nowadays, nothing beats having a  bowl in its place of origin…the taste and authenticity triumph it all.

When my Dan Dan noodles came, I wasn’t sure of it because of the plain look (pictured below).  After I mixed the noodles with the spicy mala sauce (similar to the sauce on bon-bon chicken), the flavors started to develop and shine through. The ground pork and crushed peanuts paired with the noodles so well that I finished my serving in no time and asked for more…

Dan Dan Noodles (Dan Dan Mian/担担面)Dan Dan noodles can be found at many street food joints all over Chengdu. Approximately RMB5 per bowl.

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37 comments... read them below or add one

  1. You know each time i see the food you ate in China, makes me want to take a plane and fly to china to have the dleicous food.
    Well one can dream and also drool here.

  2. Noodles!!! Yes please!

  3. I luv this noodle. It makes me so hungry looking at it now…….

  4. tummythoz says:

    Oooh those bowls of noodles served in Chengdu are huge! Remembered we had trouble asking for spoons since they don’t usually provide that utensil.

  5. A big bowl of noodles: it’s just what I need after a long and rainy day! I miss China and it’s delicious cooking!

  6. NYMY says:

    Why can’t I have one right now? :(

  7. meeso says:

    Noodles look so tasty and full of flavor… can I have a bowl, please?

  8. Jessie Loh says:

    Dear Rasa,

    I have benefit and enjoyed alot from your web, but recently I could not get any recipes. I have subscribed with Feedburner, they do send me notices whenever new post is out, but without any recipes. Can you guide me how to get your recipes. Thank you and Good Days

    • Hi Jessie. Thanks for dropping me a comment. I have been on business trip the past 4 weeks. Going home this weekend. Stay tuned as I have some new recipes coming when I get back to my kitchen :)

  9. wmw says:

    You make something so simple look and sound so absolutely yummy!

  10. Ce'nedra says:

    I loooove dan dan mian! Although I’ve never tried the ‘dry’ version, only the noodle soup. I’ve been looking all over the place for a good, authentic dan dan recipe but am running low on my luck. I really hope hope you try making it and post about it one day :)
    Anyway, gorge photography as always.

  11. My mum loves dan dan mien. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to try it. The one in your picture looks absolutely scrumptious.

  12. Ragdoll says:

    Rasa,

    Would you please post your recipe for Dan-Dan Noodles and Bon-Bon Chicken when you get the time and are back at home? I have seen a few recipes, but I think that yours would be much better, have photos, and be easier to follow. I have tried from this recipe and it did not work well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y9AywSz8Es

    Thank you :)

  13. hcpen says:

    gosh…i love this…too bad they don’t have good dan dan mian here in sydney…

  14. Tassiemate says:

    Rasa,

    First time I tried “Dan Dan Mien” was at a restaurant in Hobart, I absolutely love it. Went back to the same restaurant a second time, and a third time. But was not that happy the third time. I could (and certain) that I tasted peanut butter in the sauce (which was quite clumpy). But the waitress told me it is not and that it could be sesame oil! I can tell you that it looks different from your photo. It is a soup version and gets thicker as you start eating the noodle. I think the minced pork may have been cooked with flour, which thicken the soup as you progressively stirred the noodle to eat.

    Like the other readers of yours, I look forward to your post on the recipe. Thanks.

  15. i demand a bowl of dan dan noodles NOW~~~~~haha

  16. tigerfish says:

    I don’t really like peanuts in my noodles. Maybe I have not tried the really good Dan Dan mian….hmmmm….

  17. me-me the fioricet junkie says:

    Oodles of noodles in rich sauce. I think I would like two have two bowlfuls right now with rice and some ice cold green tea. I wonder if the Chinese restaurant I frequent have Dan Dan Mien in their menu? I sure hope they do.

  18. Pauline says:

    Would like recipe for dan dan mein too

  19. Jim says:

    I just found this great site when I was looking a dan dan mian recipe. Have you been able to post it yet? I will keep searching your site.

  20. Jim says:

    Thanks for letting me know! I would to have one. What do you think of this one:
    http://wdtprs.com/blog/2008/09/penjing-report-and-fending-off-death-by-starvation/

  21. Angela Yang says:

    I’m sorry, maybe I don’t see it, but where is the recipe for the Dan Dan Mian?

  22. Jessica | Cajunlicious says:

    I do not see it either and would love your recipe!

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  24. Link says:

    Can you please make a recipe for this? All the recipes I can find seem unauthentic…

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