Dan Dan noodles, a Sichuan street food classic. This is a Taiwanese-style take. Numbingly spicy, nutty, and umami, this bowl is everything you wished in a bowl of vegan noodles, and more.
Dan dan noodles (担担麵) is an extremely popular Sichuan street food noodle dish. This is a Taiwanese take. It is everything you want in a comforting bowl of noodles — numbingly spicy, nutty, and umami. It is also everything you thought vegan food couldn’t taste like.
To replace the traditional crispy pork topping, I chose to use a combination of textured vegetable protein (tvp) and mushrooms. When dehydrated enough, textured vegetable protein becomes crispy and golden-brown just like the traditional pork topping.
Dan Dan noodles are not complete without a flavorful chili oil — it’s super easy to make at home, and a homemade chili oil will top any store-bought chili oil by ten-fold.