Taiwanese Dan Dan Noodles

Ingredients that Make a World of Difference

Ingredients You Most Likely Already Have

For Pork:

For sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


Step 1

Heat a teaspoon of oil in a skillet and heat over medium heat and brown the ground pork. Add hoisin sauce, soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon Tomax Five Spice Powder and continue to cook until the meat is crispy. Remove the pork and set aside.

Step 2

Cook the noodles according the package instructions. Add 2 or 3 baby bok choy (optional) to the boiling water. Drain and set aside. Reserve a cup of the cooking water.

Step 3

Add 1/3 cup of the cooking water to the pork skillet. Add 2 tablespoons Ming Teh Taiwanese Sesame Sauce, 2 tablespoons Fried Bean Sauce in Soybean Oil by Ning Chi, 1/2 Tomax Five Spice Powder and the sauce ingredients and whisk to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if you like. Note: you're not cooking the sauce!

Step 4

Divide the noodles into 4 servings. Add the pork, baby bok choy and sauce. Toss the noodles with the sauce before eating.