Dan Dan Noodles are Sichuan's archetypal street snack, named for the bamboo pole that the vendors used to transport the snack. Although Dan Dan Noodles usually involve a splutter of pork mince, this recipe is vegetarian.
500g wheat noodles
100ml soy sauce
50g Chinese sesame paste
25ml sesame oil
50g peanut oil
25g spring onions
50g bean sprouts
75ml chilli oil with chilli sediment
How to Make Dan Dan Noodles
First, set the noodles to cook in boiling water, until tender but not soft. Then add the cabbage just enough to let it wilt a little - a few seconds. Remove and place aside. Meanwhile, thin the sesame paste with the sesame oil. Julienne the scallions and bean sprouts.
Place the condiments at the bottom of the bowl, then heap the nest of noodles and vegetables on top. Season, stir it all up and eat.