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Drunken Dan Dan Noods

Dan Dan noodles is an authentic Sichuan recipe. It’s supposed to be super spicy, and has lots of ingredients and layers to the cooking of it. Ideally you would dehydrate your own black beans to make the sauce, it requires preserved vegetables and a shit ton of Sichuan peppercorns. I set out to make this and quickly realised I had very few (if any) of the specialist ingredients needed. And really wasn’t up for dehydrating some beans tbh. So I decided to improvise and create a mix up of cuisines and marry what ingredients I had from Dan Dan noodles with a simpler and just as infamous Thai dish…⁣⁣⁣⁣
Drunken noodles are a Thai dish called such because they claim if eaten with an ice cold beer it will cure any and all hangover. And I’m inclined to believe them because let’s face it if you’re in Thailand with an ice cold beer eating some tasty ass noodles then a hangover ain’t no big deal really is it 🤷🏻‍♀️⁣⁣⁣⁣
Drunken Dan Dan Noods⁣⁣⁣⁣
Serves 2 ⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢3 tbsp oyster sauce⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢1.5 tbsp dark soy sauce⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢1 tbsp water ⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢2 tsp coconut sugar (or light brown sugar)⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢1 tbsp mirin or rice wine vinegar⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢2 portions rice noodles⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢2 cloves garlic, finely chopped⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢1 banana scallion (or small white onion), finely sliced⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢1 red chilli, finely chopped ⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢2 tsp fish sauce⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢240g beef fillet, sliced⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢1 big handful of basil, torn⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢4 spring onions, sliced⁣⁣⁣⁣
🥢To serve: chilli oil (recipe in comments if you want to make your own), spring onions⁣⁣⁣⁣
1️⃣ cook the noodles according to the packet and drain⁣⁣⁣⁣
2️⃣ mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl⁣⁣⁣⁣
3️⃣ in a pan fry the garlic, scallion and chilli in 2 tbsp oil for a few mins⁣⁣⁣⁣
4️⃣ add the sliced beef fillet and fish sauce and fry until the beef is browned (approx 4mins)⁣⁣⁣⁣
5️⃣ add the sauce, noodles, basil and spring onions and toss until the sauce coats the noodles⁣⁣⁣⁣
6️⃣ serve into dishes and drizzle with a little of the chilli oil and spring onion⁣⁣⁣⁣
Hope you enjoy!⁣⁣⁣⁣