Dan Dan Noodles

Mei Willoughby

Serves 2

Famous for its aromatic, spicy and nutty taste! An appetite booster dish served cold on a hot summer day, or served
warm as comfort food in mid-winter.


  • 100g pork or chicken minced
  • 1-2 teaspoon chopped spring onion and coriander leaves and roasted peanuts for garnish
  • 2 portions of fine noodles
FOR THE SAUCE mix them together in a bowl
  • 1-2 tablespoon Dan Dan Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoon Tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 teaspoon Chiu Chow Chilli Oil (for extra KICK)


  • Cook noodles as per the packet, once cooked drain in a colander and run under cold tap then set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon cooking oil in a small frying pan in medium heat, then add minced meat and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Once cooked add the SAUCE and a splash of hot water to create smooth sauce, then to serve on top of a bowl of cold noodles.
  • Alternatively, warm noodles in a hot broth and serve.

Other sauces you might like to try on this recipe: Mei’s Original Chilli Sauce, Mei’s Smoked Paprika Chilli Sauce.


Meis homemade Dan Dan Soup Noodles Recipe Card Meis homemade Dan Dan Chilli Sauce


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