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It’s been pretty chilly over here — but for the most part, relatively dry. Reminds me a bit of Edmonton with the clear skies, and cold temperatures. But at least there hasn’t been too much rain for now.
There’s nothing like a big bowl of spicy noodles on a cold winter day. Now that it’s cold and almost (officially) winter, I’m always craving these creamy, delicious Spicy Dan Dan noodles made with SunButter.
Traditionally, dan dan noodles with a thick sesame paste, but I like to use Creamy SunButter so that my son can bring them to school for his lunch and not have to worry about nut allergies. He’s been asking for hot lunches as of late, and who can blame him? Topped with savoury ground pork and cooling cucumber, and drizzled with chili oil, these noodles are slightly tangy and delicious. You’ll definitely want seconds.
Are you salivating yet?
The sauce comes together easily with 3 ingredients (plus the chili oil). Boil the noodles, cook up the pork, chop up the garnishes and boom, you’ve got the easiest dinner ready within 30 minutes.
If you liked this recipe, check out a lighter SunButter noodle variation with chicken instead.
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SunButter Spicy Dan Dan Noodles
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil I used avocado
- 220 g lean ground pork
- 1 Tbsp ginger minced
- 1 Tbsp garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp Creamy SunButter
- 2 Tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp Chinese black vinegar Chinkiang brand
- ½ lb dried wheat noodles
- ¼ C chili oil homemade or store-bought
- ½ cucumber julienned
- handful of cilantro chopped (optional)
- 1 stalk green onions chopped
- In a large frying pan, add in oil and heat over medium high heat. Add in the ground pork and let it cook for a few minutes. Add in the ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sugar and stir until combined and pork is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the SunButter, soy sauce, and black vinegar and stir together until homogeneous. Set aside.
- Cook noodles in a pot of boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Drain.
- Assemble the bowls by adding the noodles, then the ground pork and a few tablespoons of the sauce.
- Drizzle a few teaspoons of chili oil (to your liking) and garnish with cucumber, cilantro and green onions.
- Mix the noodles together with the sauce and pork before eating.