Peanut sesame noodles

This wasn't the dan dan noodles I've been hankering for .....

It looks like a noodles with peanut butter and sesame dressing - because well , these two are the main ingredients ....

So I called it peanut sesame noodles instead of dan dan noodles ....

Hopefully , Chef Yan won't sue me ! hee hee

This is much more like an American Chinese cuisine version of the popular Sichuan dish ...

The one we have here ( the one I've eaten , that is ) is soupy - just like the Sichuan dish -  but the flavor has a  hint of sesame paste , maybe some peanut butter and less spicy .....

Actually , the dan dan noodles I've eaten 3 days ago tasted just like this dish .....

The sauce is fairly thick and coats the noodles beautifully ^___^''

For such a simple and easy recipe , this is really a deliciously satisfying dish and best serve with roast chicken  or fried luncheon meat  - which unfortunately I don't have *sigh* -___-''

Will try making a soupy version next time using this recipe ....

Dan dan noodles , recipe from Martin Yan's Chinatown Cooking

For the sauce :

6 tablespoon chicken stock
2 tablespoons cream peanut butter
2 tablespoons sesame paste or tahini paste
1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tsp dried red chili flakes
1/2 tsp ground  toasted Sichuan peppercorns

* Stir all ingredients above in a saucepan ; heat the sauce over medium heat until hot and well combined ; cover and set aside .

1 pound fresh Chinese egg noodles
1 green onion , trimmed and thinly sliced
1 tablespoons chopped Sichuan preserved vegetables , optional
1 tablespoon chopped roasted peanuts

* Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water , about 4 to 5 minutes ; drain noodles and rinse under warm water and drain again .
* Mound the noodles in a serving platter and pour sauce over them ; scatter the green onion , preserved vegetable , if using and the peanuts . Serve immediately.


  1. Looks delicious! I would love to have this for my meal, with lots of bakchoy over the top! And some sliced birds eye chilli with soy sauce! Yum! I just had a cup of coffee for my breakfast and am feeling hungry looking at your noodles!

    1. Joyce , I'm getting hungry as well ! :D I made this yesterday and nothing left this morning ! lol

  2. This is new to me adding PB into Dan dan noodles. The noddles must be super-fragrant with the added PB. Yum!

    About your query about baking a non traditional Whoopie pie for our Bake-along event... No worries, Anne! I think Whoopie pie is quite trendy creation and I don't see anything traditions in any particular Whoopie pies. I look forward to check out your "unique" kind of Whoopie pie :D


    1. Thanks , Zoe ! I just made some oatmeal whoopie pie ! :D

  3. Hi Anne, hi-5....

    I have not try peanut sesame noodles but yours look delicious and tempting. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can cook this for my quickie lunch.

    Have a nice day.

    P/S I'll update my post this evening but not ice cream as what you looking forward to....

  4. Yummy, I love Dan Dan noodles and been thinking of making my own. I shall go dig out my peanut butter and create this!

  5. Oh...those fresh egg noodles looks so good...they're calling to be slurped! YUM:)

  6. PB in dan-dan noodles sounds so yummilicious! I'm drooling now, having my breakfast but how I wish can have this as my breakfast! Well, make it double dan-dan noodles for me! My appetite is finally back! LOL

  7. I am reading right now a very interesting book about Sichuan food, can't wait to try out some of the recipes!

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  8. Sounds so delicious with adding peanut butter in the noodles and I'm going to make this too as I always got PB in my fridge.

  9. This is so similar to my own recipe for peanut sesame noodles! Now I'm hungry... :)

  10. Ohhhh, what a great twist to the usual dandan noodles! Wish I'm eating this for lunch right now!

  11. OMG this looks so good. I love those noodles in fact at first I thought maybe they were soba noodles only because of this size. This recipe sounds delicious!

  12. These look delicious. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  13. How creative! I love DanDan noodles! Peanut butter and sesame dressing sounds delicious together! I never tried this combo, but it sounds really yummy and I can't wait to try out your recipe! Thanks for sharing , have a great weekend!

  14. Sound so delicious with PB in the noodles, yum!


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