Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles has been a classic dish on the streets of Chengdu for decades. The noodles are named after the pole that the walking street vendorscarried (dandan) when selling this dish with two baskets of noodles and sauce attached at either end. Rather than the traditional broth style dish, ours is more likethe American Chinese version of Dandan noodles where tender boiled egg noodles are topped with crispy pork with a slightly smoky and spicy chilli oil drizzle.

Cook our delicious Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Chilli Oil Mix pot, a Dan Dan Stock pot and a Sichuan Paste pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Chilli Oil Mix
  • Dan Dan Stock
  • Sichuan Paste

Your shopping list:

pork mince
spring onions
medium egg noodle nests (GF noodles if necessary)
tenderstem broccoli
sesame seeds/sesame oil(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Make your own chilli oil

    Gently toast the CHILLI OIL MIX in a large pan (with no oil) for 40 secs, taking care not to burn the spices. Then add 4 tbsps of oil. Stir for 20 secs then pour it into a small bowl and keep it aside as your chilli oil for later. 

  • 2.

    Cook the pork mince

    In the same pan, fry the pork mince in some oil for 2 mins over high heat.

    Add the DAN DAN STOCK pot and fry until the pork is crisp and brown (see tip!).

    Add the SICHUAN PASTE and 1 tbsp honey and fry for 2 mins.

    Stir in the spring onions, then turn the heat off. 

  • 3.

    Boil the noodles and veg

    Boil the noodles in a separate pan for 3 mins.

    Add the broccoli to the noodles and cook for 4 more mins, or until both are tender.

    Drain the veg and noodles then add to the pork. Turn the heat back on to medium and mix it all up. 

  • 4.


    Serve the noodles with your chilli oil drizzled over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and a drizzle of sesame oil (if using). 


Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles Reviews

BASED ON 1688 reviews

Richard - Dec 12, 2018

Too dry

Steven - Dec 10, 2018

found it was a bit bland, felt like it needed some veg like beansprouts?

Allan - Dec 09, 2018

Made huge portion, how much oil you add determines heat. That’s the chilli oil used at the end..

Rachael - Dec 07, 2018

Fiddly but worth it

Carol - Dec 04, 2018

Really tasty.

Matthew - Dec 03, 2018

Really good dish. Easily expands for 4 people! Was able to feed the kids on this one as well ????

Victoria - Dec 03, 2018

So yummy! Took ages to crisp up the pork but was well worth the wait

David - Dec 03, 2018

Was ok, could do with more punchy flavours

Stephanie - Dec 02, 2018

Not my favourite.

Francesca - Nov 30, 2018

Really enjoyed

Liah - Nov 30, 2018

Delicious looked flavour less but was extremely tasty and the oil adds the nice little kick

Joanne - Nov 29, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous.

Nikki - Nov 27, 2018

Didn’t enjoy this one

Emma - Nov 26, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect from this dish BUT it was surprisingly good even my 8 yr old enjoyed it!

Hayley - Nov 25, 2018

Love these great taste.

Mike - Nov 25, 2018

Not the best one I have had .. but tasty enough ..

Donna - Nov 25, 2018

This delicious dish tasted so scummy, that it’s going to be ordered again.

Carol - Nov 24, 2018


Sevy - Nov 23, 2018

Wanted to make a vegetarian version ... but doesn’t work too well with soya mince.

Louise - Nov 20, 2018

Very tasty

Lynsey - Nov 19, 2018

Make sure crisp up the mince. Addition of coriander and squeeze of fresh lime at the is the biz???????? one of the best!

Dominic - Nov 19, 2018

Pork took quite a while to become properly crispy but well worth the extra time.

David - Nov 19, 2018

Wasnt really that flavoursome

Emma - Nov 19, 2018

My absolute favourite simply cook dish, delicious!

Seun - Nov 18, 2018

Found it quite bland

james - Nov 17, 2018

I used sliced pork fillet as I don’t like minced pork and it worked really well

Sarah - Nov 16, 2018

Properly Chinese takeaway flavouring. I’d never think to crisp up pork mince in such a way.

Victoria - Nov 15, 2018

So tasty and so quick to cook as always, I would deff eat this again.

Victoria - Nov 15, 2018

Easy and so delicious. I didn't have spring onions so used shallots and swapped purple sprouting broccoli for tenderstem - still tasted great.

Nicola - Nov 15, 2018

Lovely and tasty, very easy

Martin - Nov 14, 2018

Rather bland / dry, grew on me as the chilli heat built up as I carried on eating it. Avoid cheap mince - the Tesco 5% that I used contained so much water that it wouldn't crisp up.

Susannah - Nov 14, 2018


Valerie - Nov 14, 2018

I have come to expect really excellent dishes from simply cook but this one was a miss - predominant flavour is a very one dimensional chilli and everything has a very similar texture which was dull (though this could have been a self inflicted problem!). I won’t be ordering this dish again.

Helen - Nov 14, 2018

My husband went back for seconds he said it was one of the best meals he has had in a long time. Would definitely do this meal again.

Harriet - Nov 13, 2018

A great fish. Something out of the ordinary I wouldn’t cook myself usually

Xinyi - Nov 13, 2018

Overall a really good dish, although it differs greatly to what I know as DanDan noodles. It is a bit too oily, would be better if could cut the calories down.

Sarah - Nov 12, 2018

I used soya mince, it was delicious.. especially the chilli oil to drizzle on top

Coral - Nov 11, 2018

Would prefer something with more of a sauce, however did taste nice!

Julian - Nov 10, 2018

Family favourite!

Alison - Nov 09, 2018


Samantha - Nov 09, 2018

Very plain

Marlene - Nov 09, 2018

Not one I would try again

Keith - Nov 09, 2018

Tasty, but a bit dry

Angelina - Nov 08, 2018

Bit disappointed with this one, not as good as some of the other recipes I have tried

Robert - Nov 08, 2018

Lovely complex flavours. Very nice

Robert - Nov 08, 2018

Great taste and easy to cook

Simon - Nov 07, 2018

I use fresh Singapore noodles and add scrambled egg, swap out the broccoli for asparagus. Lovely!

Frances - Nov 06, 2018

My boys loved this but I thought something was missing from the flavour.

Iain - Nov 06, 2018

One if my favourite, lovely

Mairi - Nov 06, 2018

Tangy yummiest, not too spicy!


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