Ku Noodle's Delicious Dan Dan Mian
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Recipe Type: Main
 
Take a bite of José Andrés vibrant noodle bar by trying his famed Dan Dan Mian recipe.
Ingredients
Dan Dan Sauce
  • .5 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp cup sugar
  • .5 tsp Sichuan Peppercorn powder
  • 1 tbsp Aged soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy
  • 1 tsp shao xing wine(Chinese cooking wine)
  • 2 tbsp sesame paste
  • ¼ cup sweet bean sauce
  • 1 tsp Chile oil
  • ¾ cup Chicken stock
  • .5 Tbsp sesame oil
slurry
  • 1 oz corn starch
  • 1 oz cold water
For the Dish
  • 5 oz ground pork
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup julienne carrot
  • ½ cup julienne cucumber
  • ½ cup julienne watermelon radish (can be left out if unavailable)
  • 10 oz handmade or store bought wide wheat noodle
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp black vinegar
Instructions
Sauce
  1. Mix sesame paste well before using.
  2. Combine all ingredients but chicken stock and mix well with hand blender.
  3. Bring chicken stock to boil
  4. When it comes to a boil slowly incorporate into the rest of the sauce.
Slurry
  1. Mix corn starch and cold water together.
For the Noodles
  1. Bring a large stock pot of water to boil.
  2. Add noodles being sure they are not stuck together
  3. Cook until tender but still chewy. Cooking time will vary depending on noodle brand.
  4. Drain off all water and add to large bowl
  5. Heat up wok or large sauté pan add a canola vegetable oil and heat until it smokes
  6. Once smoking add the ground pork and brown be sure to keep the pork moving to cook evenly.
  7. Add garlic and ginger cook for 30 seconds.
  8. Add the sauce and cook for 30 seconds. Sprinkle in more cayenne if you prefer it more spicy.
  9. Slowly add the slurry until the sauce is thick like heavy gravy (you may not need all the slurry)
  10. Ladle sauce over the noodles and garnish with julienne vegetables, peanuts, cilantro and vinegar.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/ku-noodles-delicious-dan-dan-mian/