Tofu Dan Dan Noodles

Cook Time 20 minutes

Servings 4


1 tsp vegetable oil

1 x 2cm ginger, julienned

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

300g silken tofu, drained and dried with a paper towel and cut into thirds

1 tbsp sweet soy sauce

450g thin Hokkien noodles

1 bunch choy sum, blanched

Crispy fried shallots, to garnish

Sesame sauce

2 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp sambal oelek (chilli paste)

1 tbsp light soy sauce

½ tsp sesame oil

Sichuan peppercorns, crushed


Cook noodles as per packet instructions and blanch the choy sum.

For the sesame sauce combine all the ingredients with 80ml warm water.

Heat oil in a frypan over high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and toss and then add the tofu and fry for 1 minute. Then stir through sweet soy sauce and toss to break up tofu so it resembles mince.

To assemble, spoon sesame sauce into each shallow bowl then arrange noodles and choy sum on top. Top with tofu and garnish with crispy shallots.


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