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Dandan Mian (Spicy Peanut Noodles)

Dandan are wooden buckets, one on each end of a pole carried across the shoulders, from which vendors used to sell this snack in the streets of Chengdu.


  • 1/2 pound Chinese flat wheat noodles, or linguine
  • 2 tablespoons tahini, or peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground Sichuan red peppercorn
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese or white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon crushed roasted peanuts


  1. Boil the noodles.
  2. Combine tahini, Sichuan pepper, garlic, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  3. When the noodles are done, drain and toss them with the tahini mixture.
  4. Sprinkle crushed roasted peanuts on top before serving.

Posted by WingsFan91 at 9/5/2001 8:19 am.

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