Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Scallion Pancakes were great, but the night belonged to the Dan Dan Noodles...
There's no denying that Dan Dan Noodles are among my favorite noodle dishes. We had our first taste of Dan Dan at Spicy Tasty in Flushing and for years they made my favorite rendition of them in the city. Then I discovered the Dan Dan at Lan Sheng in midtown, which due to accessibility and sheer fiery tastiness quickly eclipsed my love for noodles at Spicy Tasty. Lawman-in-law discovered this recipe online and I'll admit it makes some mighty fine, restaurant quality noodles. For the recipe I used ground pork in place of ground beef but kept everything else the same. Seriously, if you love Dan Dan Noodles, flag this recipe then get yourself to Chinatown to pick up some supplies stat. You'll thank me later.
If any of you have a suggestion as to where to get proper noodles for Dan Dan, lay it on me. The ones that Lawman picked up in Chinatown weren't quite the right thickness (though the price was certainly right at 99 cents for a giant package).