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Spicy DanDan noodles ‘担担面’ is one of my favorite classic Sichuan dishes. Spicy &…

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Spicy DanDan noodles😋 ‘担担面’ is one of my favorite classic Sichuan dishes. Spicy & flavorful, this simplified meal is sure to warm up your tummy🤩. Enjoy & have a great Wednesday, friends🤗.⁣

Recipe (yields 3 servings)⁣
🌱Ingredients:⁣
~ 3 servings noodles of your choice, cooked based on package’s instructions⁣
~ 16oz firm tofu, pressed & mashed⁣
~ 1 teaspoon ginger, finely minced⁣
~ 4 tablespoons SuiMiYaCai (pickled mustard greens)⁣
~ 1 tablespoon tamari/light soy sauce⁣
~ 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce⁣
~ 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder⁣
~ oil for cooking⁣
🌱Sauce ingredients: Mix together 3 tablespoons tamari/low sodium soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame paste (not tahini), 2 tablespoons chili oil with sediment (store-bought or see recipe on highlights), 1/2 tablespoon black vinegar (optional), 1 teaspoon maple syrup/sugar with 1/4 cup of hot water until well combined. ⁣
🌱Other ingredients: favorite greens – blanched (used 3 cups of Yuchoy or replace with bok choy), *crispy garlic oil (optional, see recipe below), toasted sesame seeds⁣

How to:⁣
✅Blanch veggies & cook noodles based on package’s instructions, then set aside.⁣
✅In a heated non-stick pan with no oil, dry mashed tofu for 1min by stirring continuously, then add 2 teaspoons of oil & continue to cook until tofu turns golden brown.⁣
✅Push tofu to the side of the pan, add a drizzle of oil & saute ginger until fragrant.⁣
✅Then, add SuiMiYaCai, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, five-spice powder & continue to cook until sauce is reduced.⁣
✅Add in blanched greens, cooked noodles, garlic oil (if using), sprinkle of sesame seeds, sauce & toss everything until well combined. Served warm.⁣
*Crispy garlic oil: Mince 3 cloves of garlic & place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Add enough oil to cover the garlic & microwave for 1-2 minutes, garlic will turn crispy after it’s cooled down.⁣
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Reposted from @woon.heng

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