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Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles

Prep time: 12-15 Minutes

Dan dan noodles are a classic street food dish whose origins can be traced to Chinese Szechuan cuisine, and we are so totally stoked to share our version with you tonight! These aren’t just any noods, though, puffed tofu is involved and there’s also a gingery-garlicky coconut sauce to coat your noods in. The Korean red pepper flake + cashew crumble is what changes the game, bringing just the right amount of fiery kick (go light at first!) and salty crunch (from the cashews!). It’s a good idea to start light, but by the end of the meal, we bet you’ll want to sprinkle it on everything. Nood time :)

In your bag

  • Fresh lo mein noodles
  • Puffed tofu & ground pork with snap peas, bean sprouts & pea leaves
  • Szechuan coconut sauce
  • Korean red pepper flake & shallot cashew crunch
  • Smashed cucumber shiso salad

At home

  • Large pot
  • Strainer
  • Saucepan

The Lo Mein Noodles

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. (Salty water is good nood water!)
  2. Drop in the noodles and let them cook for 90 seconds. Take a bite and test for doneness, they should have a slight chew :) 
  3. Strain your noodles and toss with a light drizzle of olive oil to prevent clumping. Set your noodles aside, we’ll come back to them soon!

The Tofu & Pork & Veggies and Szechuan Coconut Sauce

  1. Get your pan nice and hot over medium heat. This will take a minute or so!
  2. Swirl a little oil around your saucepan, and then add your tofu & pork & veggies. Saute for 3-4 minutes! 
  3. Time to add in your noodles! Stir it up and mix it all together to make sure everything is well incorporated.
  4. Let’s get your Szechuan coconut sauce in on the action. Start by pouring some into your pan with the rest of your goodies, and stir for 3-4 minutes or until everything is heated through. Want it super saucy? Add more!

Grab a shallow bowl for serving and arrange your finished noodles in the bowl. Top with a spoonful of your Korean red pepper flake & cashew crumble. Serve your smashed shiso-cuke salad cold on the side! Slurp it up and enjoy :)

That’s it! #Dinnersolved, dinner served.

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