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Bring Home Authentic Chinese Flavors With Dan Dan Noodle Soup

Ruby DaubOct 16, 2017, 5:36:56 AM
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Every food lover wants to try out new dishes from around the world. One food you should try is Dan Dan Noodle soup. It is an easy to make recipe which only takes about 10 minutes to cook and serve. This is a fresh and quick option for all those who love fast and delicious cooking. This soup brings the flavors of Sichuan, a part of China straight to your kitchen. The original recipe contains several spices including chili to taste.

The best thing about Dan Dan noodle soup is the vegetables used that makes the dish healthy. The thickness of the soup and creaminess of the sesame paste(also known as Tahini) and chili gives it an authentic taste.

Here are some tips to cook this noodle soup!

  1.  Leave the noodles slightly undercooked or al dente. The hot soup will do the rest of the cooking.
  2. Since there are so many noodles in the market, this recipe can be made with any of them. You can choose any of your favorite A-Sha Noodles and get started!
  3. The interesting part is you can make it the way you want it. Do you love to eat spicy food? Keep it that way! Do you want to make it light and mild? No problem.
  4. The noodles which are made up of flour or egg adds flavors to this dish. Thin noodles must be avoided here. Dry noodles can also be used in this noodle soup.

Required Ingredients

The ingredients for this noodle soup are mentioned below.

  1. Dry noodle sticks- 400gms
  2. Chicken or vegetable broth-4 cups
  3. Water-5 cups
  4. Finely chopped garlic- 3 large cloves
  5. Finely chopped ginger- 2 tablespoons
  6. Sugar- 2 tablespoons
  7. Stock sauce
  8. Soy sauce-3 tablespoons
  9. Corn starch- 2 tablespoons
  10. Sesame paste-2 tablespoons
  11. Black vinegar-4 tablespoons
  12. Chilli bean or chili paste- 2 tablespoons. Add more according to your taste.
  13. Sesame oil-1 tablespoon
  14. Sliced medium carrots-2
  15. Bok choy(Chinese cabbage)- 4
  16. Broccoli Florets-2 cups

For garnish, the ingredients that are required-

  1. Bean sprouts- 1 cup
  2. Chopped scallion-1

Recipe for Dan Dan Noodle Soup

Let's start cooking Dan Dan Noodle Soup!

Bring a large pot and put all the stock ingredients in it. Now start boiling it.

Take a small bowl and mix the ingredients required to make the stock sauce.

Cut the vegetables into small pieces and add it to the sauce. Mix everything properly. Add salt and spices according to the requirement.

Check the big pot. If the stock starts boiling, put the noodles in it. Wait for a minute and add chopped vegetables like broccoli and carrots in it. Boil it for a minute and then remove it from heat. Put some bok choy stems in this pot.

Now take the bowl and place the vegetables and noodles in them. Put some bean sprouts and bok choy. Pour the soup over the bowls and use spring onions for garnishing. You can also add some chili paste or chili oil if you are a spicy food lover. This is optional for those who cannot stand the heat.

Points to be kept in mind

Use any kind of dried or fresh noodle like rice, egg or flour. It is important to pay attention to the mentioned instructions on the packet as the noodle does not take much time to get cooked.

Black vinegar can be replaced with any other dark vinegar. Do not use Balsamic vinegar. You can also use white vinegar.