Dan dan noodles with pork & Asian greens

Posted: Jul 04 2023

Have this warm bowl of noodles on the table in 20 minutes! Asian vegetables like choy sum are a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and dietary fibre.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup reduced-salt chicken stock
  • ¼ cup salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon chilli paste
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g pork mince
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five spice
  • 2 bunches of choy sum, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 200g dry egg noodles
  • ¼ bunch of coriander, leaves picked


  1. To make the dan dan sauce, stir together stock, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, tahini, chilli paste and honey until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Cook pork, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Add spring onions, garlic and Chinese five spice and cook for a further minute or until fragrant. Stir through dan dan sauce and choy sum. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until choy sum is tender and sauce has slightly thickened and reduced. Stir through sesame oil.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Boil egg noodles for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  4. Divide noodles between four serving bowls. Top with pork and choy sum, then generously spoon over sauce. Finish with coriander leaves.

Cooking Tip: When cooking in a wok, heat is your best friend! Let the wok begin to smoke over high heat before cooking, so you get delicious caramelisation on the pork and choy sum.

Nutrition Tip: Like other dark, leafy greens, Asian vegetables like choy sum are a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and dietary fibre.

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Posted: Jul 04 2023


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