One of the best Chinese street foods you will ever eat in China is the Dan Dan Noodles! Spicy Chinese Dan Dan noodles are the best street food in China! If you love spicy Sichuan food and street food in China, then you’re going to love Dan Dan noodles, because they are so flavorful and covered in a rich chili oil!
In this Chinese street food video, we’re bringing you on a full on Dan Dan noodle tour of Chengdu, China, DEEP in the heart of Sichuan in Southwest China. This is the land of delicious and spicy Sichuan cuisine, sometimes spelled Szechuan cuisine. There are so many famous Sichuan foods to try here in Chengdu, but today, we are trying 4 different variations of Dan Dan noodles, also sometimes called Zajiang noodles.
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China has so many amazing street foods to try, and I’ve been filming and documenting them for you for the past 4 years. In my opinion, the best noodle dish in China is dan dan noodles, right here in Chengdu, Sichuan. China has some of the best street food around the world, and these dan dan noodles were INSANELY GOOD, some of the best noodles in China for sure!
If you’re traveling to China to eat and try different street foods, and perhaps want to learn a little bit about Chinese food and chinese cooking in the process, you need to try a few different variations of Dan Dan noodles. When they prepare the traditional Chinese dan dan noodle recipe right on the street, you can watch as they scoop the main ingredients like chili oil, soy sauce, sichuan peppercorn, and garlic right into the noodle bowl and then place the steaming hot noodles right over top. It’s truly satisfying! After they put the noodles over top, they place their signature fried ground pork on top, known in Chinese as shaozi.
When your dan dan noodles arrive to your table, it is very important to mix up all the chili oil and all of the ingredients throughout. This ensures that the flavour and the hot oil gets coated onto each noodle before you take a bite. It’s also quite satisfying mixing the noodles and watching the dark red oil slowly turn each noodle from white into red and silky smooth.
When you take your first bite, you’ll understand why this is one of the BEST Chinese street foods you need to try. The spicy noodles are coated with an incredibly aromatic chili oil and really send you straight up to heaven! It’s one of the best forms of Chinese cooking!
If you are traveling to china and want to find these famous Dan dan noodles, here are the addresses:
1) Dawanmian, AKA big noodle bowl:
Restaurant name: 大碗面店
2) Deep alleyway dan dan noodles:
Restaurant name: 十五栋面店
3) Street side dan dan noodles in the north of Chengdu:
My neighbourhood noodle joint outside of Chengdu, China
4)Restaurant name: 恋味老面馆
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