Dan Dan Noodles

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Dan Dan Noodles

This a Sichuan style dish, hot, spicy, and satisfying. Dan Dan Noodles are a popular Chinese dish that is enjoyed all over the world. These savory noodles are made with a mix of ground pork and various seasonings, giving them a bold and complex flavor. One of the key elements of Dan Dan Noodles is the rich and flavorful sauce. Made with a blend of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar, it provides the perfect balance of salty, sweet, and tahini flavors.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Oriental
Servings 4
Calories 509 kcal


  • Instant Pot or other pressure cooker


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 lb lean ground pork ( ground beef or chicken work well)
  • 6 Green onions trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes more or less to your desired taste
  • 3 Garlic cloves Peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces Spaghetti pasta regular, thin, or angel hair


This recipe is for a pressure cooker such as the Instant Pot.

  • Press Saute, set time for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in the instant pot cooker for a minute or two. Crumble in the pork and cook, stirring often and breaking up any clumps, until gray but not browned, about 4 minutes. Stir in the scallions, red pepper flakes, garlic, and ginger. Cook until aromatic, just a few seconds.
  • Add the tahini, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, sherry (or its substitutes), and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well until the tahini is uniform in the mixture, then stir in the broth. Turn off the SAUTE function, add the spaghetti, and submerge the noodles in the sauce without their touching the bottom of the insert. Lock the lid onto the pot.
  • Use the quick-release method to bring the pot’s pressure back to normal. Unlatch the lid and open the cooker. Stir well before serving.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 509kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 17gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 1523mgPotassium: 368mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 344IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
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