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Dan dan noodles

Dan dan noodles


A ‘dan dan’ is the pole that street vendors use to carry their baskets of noodles in Szechuan, China

  • Feeds 2 Feeds 2
  • Ready in 15 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1500kj 359kcal
  • Fat
    Med 28%
  • Saturates
    Med 26%
  • Sugar
    Low 28%
  • Salt
    High 28%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 22g


  • 1/2 x 250g pack Co-op medium egg noodles
  • 11/2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 11/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 300ml chicken stock, made with 1/2 stock cube
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2cm ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 x 280g pack Co-op British beef steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp dry roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 spring onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges


  1. Cook the noodles according to the pack instructions
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, chilli flakes and chicken stock to make a sauce
  3. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan and stir fry the garlic and ginger for 1 minute
  4. Add the beef and stir fry for 2 more mins, until just browned
  5. Add the sauce, bring to the boil and cook for another minute
  6. Drain the noodles and divide between 2 bowls
  7. Spoon over the beef and sauce, sprinkle over the peanuts and spring onion, and serve with the lime wedges

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