Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dan Dan Mein

This is what the dan dan noodle looks like in one of the Chinese resto here ......

It may look darker and the flavor a little bit stronger but it tasted just as good ...

Or maybe should I say , this version is much more better ?! lol

Hey ! It's Martin Yan's recipe ! ^____^

I just added some ordinary ingredients to make it extraordinary ! pfffftttttt

And even without any sides , it's the most delicious noodles that I've eaten so far ....

To think I don't really like soupy noodles ....

Original recipe here from Martin Yan's Chinatown Cooking

Serves two hungry me or 4 normal person

400 ml water
200 ml chicken broth
generous 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1 1/2 tablespoons  *homemade sesame paste
2 tablespoons Chinkiang vinegar
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
generous tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons homemade chili garlic sauce
1/2 tsp five-spice powder

* Process some baked sesame seeds into the food processor until very fine and add a little oil at a time to get the right consistency .

* Cook 300 grams of fresh egg noodles for 4-5 minutes .
* While you're cooking the noodles ; pour water and broth into a saucepan and let it boil ; turn off heat and add the remaining ingredients and use a whisk to combine . Let the mixture boil for a minute or two whisking it thoroughly ; cover and set aside .
* Drain and rinse the noodles in warm water then drain again ; divide noodles into big bowls and pour over the sauce , add 1 1/2 tsp of chili garlic sauce on top and stir ; sprinkle some spring onions , Sichuan preserved vegetables and some chopped roasted peanuts . Garnish with some cilantro ; take some photo immediately then enjoy ! Sluuuuurp !

Homemade chili sauce , Martin Yan's recipe as well ....


  1. Hi Anne, yoohhooo........ can I come over for lunch? Me now very hungry cos your Dan Dan Mein so appetizing, so delicious.....yum yum

    Got iced coffee or not for after lunch? LOL

    P/S I like your blog background mooncake mold picture. Very nice.

    Have a nice day, regards & hugs to you.

  2. hey i totally have those ingredients! i could make that! so exciting!

  3. This type of noodles seldom cook here, and i have never try before..But look at the ingredients, I think i will like this noodles too.

  4. Seasme paste and peanut butter looks like a great combo for noodles! I am sure it will be delicious.

  5. The noodles look amazing. Anything that looks that good simply has to be delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. I love dan dan mien and used to order at the la mien restuarant. Next I cook this for my family. Looks very delicious!

  7. Hey Anne, glutton that I am....I came to your blog on Friday, saw your dan dan noodles and promptly shoved all the curry ingredients that I had out for dinner that night, back into the fridge. Luckily I had all the ingredients in your list, so we had dan dan noodles that night for dinner. It was perfect. I loved the peanut sauce....I want to try making chicken with it....who is this Martin Yan? Need to check him out. By the way that chilli sauce looks darn good. Thanks a ton for sharing this fab recipe :-)

    1. Suchi , where have you been all these years ?! :D Martin Yan ?! Yeah , just google him or else ?! lol Glad that you liked the recipe !

  8. OOh....looks yum! The noodles looks so delicious and the homemade chili sauce, I think that it would be great too if spread on bread with a few slices of cucumber for a delish sandwich! :)

    1. Joyce, actually I'm planning to add some belachan for a more tastier sauce ... maybe next time :D ....

  9. I'm drooling over this dan-dan noodles! Looks so good & even better with peanut butter! Thanks for the tip on how to make sesame paste! Will try this recipe out coz my family love noodles! Ya, I think this portion is just for me too! LOL BTW, I tried to comment on this post yesterday but it suddenly black out after I clicked 'publish'. So I tried again today! May be it's not my day yesterday, went to few blogs & have the same problem! LOL

    1. Ha ! I've got the same problem yesterday tsk tsk :D

  10. I love soupy dan dan noodles. So flavourful! Great homemade chilli sauce too.

  11. Oh, I love Asian noodle dishes...and this one looks wonderful! I have a feeling I'd have to dish myself up two servings :)

  12. anne, this is already making me hungry at this hour! looks soooo good! NOt sure if i have eaten dan dan noodles, or maybe the one that i ate is not a very ' dan dan 'kind of noodles!

  13. Hi Anne, just to share with you that I attempted this. The family loved it. Tasted good with a spoon of sambal belacan. Thanks for sharing, and you have a great blog here, will come around again for more great recipes :)

    1. Yey ! Taste good , right ?! :D Sambal is always good in any noodle dish !