dan dan mian

” Dandanmian ” Chinese Noodles, Ground Pork & Vegetables

” Dandanmian ”  or  ” Dan Dan Mian ”  or  “Dandan Noodles “. 

There are many variations of this most simple dish, which originated as
street peddlers dish. Basic ingredients are ground pork, noodles,
spicy sauce with or without peanut- or sesame – paste.
Here is the Dandan I prepared for dinner yesterday
( I too do many variations of this dish) :


Ingredients :

Chinese egg noodles,            cooked, drained, coated with sesame oil
Ground pork,
Carrots,                                      julienned
Bell peppers,                             julienned
Silver onions,                           peeled, blanched
White cabbage,                        coarsely sliced
Garlic,                                        paste
Ginger,                                       grated
Cilantro,                                    coarsely chopped
Oyster sauce,
Soy Sauce,
Chili oil,
Sesame oil,
Salt,                                             to taste
Cayenne pepper,                       to taste
Chicken stock
Peanut oil

Method :

Saute pork in peanut oil until starting to brown.
Add garlic and ginger, saute until translucent.
Add chicken stock and all seasoning, simmer until
meat is soft. Add cabbage and peppers, simmer for
one minute. Add Noodles, mix well.
To serve, sprinkle with cilantro and drizzle with Chili oil.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !