Pre-soak dried soybeans until they are double in size. Transfer out and drain with kitchen towel.
Add 3 tablespoon cooking oil in wok and add soaked soybeans to fry until you hear the “Pa Pa” sound. Transfer the soybeans out and set aside to cool down
Make the pork topping
Mix the minced pork with a small pinch of salt, white pepper and 1/2 tablespoon of light soy sauce.
Heat up around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in wok, fry garlic and ginger until aromatic and then fry minced pork until crisp. Then add 1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce for better coloring, Move the pork to the out round of the wok, add another 1 tablespoon of oil in the bottom add ya-cai, separate ya-cai quickly and mix them with the pork. Add around chili powder (optional) and mix well. Transfer out and we are done with the pork topping.
Cook noodles and serve
Mix all the seasonings for serving and divide into two portions, separately in two serving bowls. Pour around 1/2 cup of hot pork stock.
Cook noodles in boiling water according to the instructions on the package and blanch vegetables in the last minutes when the noodles are almost ready. Transfer the noodles to the serving bowl.
Top with pork topping and then pour around 1/2 cup hot pork stock or chicken stock along with the edges.
Add green beans and fried soy beans. Serve immediately!
If you want a real Sichuan version, you can sprinkle some fresh grounded Sichuan peppercorn.
You can skip the chili powder and add 1 teaspoon of Chinese five spice powder to milden your topping.
Dan Dan Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1192Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Vitamin A 1235IU25%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.