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Spicy Tan Tan Soup (Tantanmen or Dan Dan Noodles)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Tantanmen (dan dan noodles) is a Chinese noodle dish, and very popular in Japan. This contains some Chinese spices that are not very common but many Chinese supermarkets have them in the spices aisle."
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25 m servings 561
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 bowls)


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  1. Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat; add doubanjiang. Cook and stir shallots, garlic, and ginger until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add ground pork; cook and stir until browned, about 3 minutes.
  2. Mix soy sauce, tahini, sake, miso paste, and tianmianjiang into pork mixture until evenly combined. Add chicken stock; bring to a boil. Mix rice vinegar and rayu into pork mixture; add spinach. Simmer soup over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Put noodles in a bowl of hot water to separate; drain. Mix noodles into soup and garnish with green onions and Thai chile peppers.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 561 calories; 33 36.4 27.9 65 5122 Full nutrition

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I changed pork for aubergine. Wonderful!