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Dan dan noodles

Dan dan noodles are a traditional Chinese Sichuan dish that we’ve adapted with fresh ramen, ground pork, and a super addictive tamari, mirin, and tahini sauce. typically this is a spicy meal, but we have flipped to make it a more sweet and savory dish. We use five spice powder for amazing flavor without the heat.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 905 kcal


  • colander
  • large skillet
  • medium pot


  • Tamari
  • Mirin
  • Garlic
  • Mustard greens
  • Ramen noodles
  • Tahini
  • Fresh ginger
  • Ground Pork
  • Chinese Five Spice


  • Prep ingredients: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Peel and finely chop ginger and 3 large cloves garlic. Wash and drain mustard greens then trim and discard ends. Cut stems and leaves into 2-inch pieces. In a medium bowl, mix pork and five spice powder. In a small bowl, combine tamari and mirin.
  • Cook spinach: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high. Add mustard greens, season with salt, and stir-fry until wilted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Crisp pork: Add 3 tablespoons oil to the same skillet over high heat. Add seasoned pork in one layer and cook, breaking up pieces with a wooden spoon, until crispy and brown, 4–6 minutes. Drain all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pan, leaving pork in the skillet.
  • Add aromatics: Add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-high and stir in tamari-mirin mixture, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of the skillet. Stir in tahini and ¾ cup water. Cook until reduced and just a little sauce remains, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Cook ramen: Add ramen noodles to boiling water and cook until tender but still chewy, 2–3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cool water, drain well again.
  • Finish and serve: Reheat pork and sauce if necessary. Serve ramen noodles in bowls topped with mustard greens and pork sauce. Mix well to combine all the flavors and coat the noodles in sauce. Enjoy!


Nutrition per serving: Calories 905kcal, Fat 47.2g, Proteins 39.3g, Carbs 81.7g
Allergens: Soy and Wheat. May contain traces of other allergens. Packaged in a facility that packages gluten containing products.
Keyword american, asian, noodles