Aubergine & sesame dan-dan-style noodles

Aubergine & sesame dan-dan-style noodles

Try our spin on dan dan noodles – a street-food classic from the Sichuan province in China – for a vegan dinner packed with aubergine and rich, nutty sesame
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Heat the sesame oil in a wok over a high heat and fry the aubergine for 5 mins until softened and starting to brown in places. Meanwhile, put the kettle on to boil. Cook the noodles in a pan of boiling water for a minute less than the pack instructions, then drain and rinse under cold running water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Step 2

    Add the five-spice powder, garlic and Sichuan pepper to the pan with the aubergine and stir-fry for 1 min. 3 Mix the tahini, hoisin, soy, vinegar and chilli oil together in a bowl. Stir in 50ml hot water from the kettle, then pour the mixture over the aubergine and cook for another 1-2 mins until coated in the glossy sauce. Add the noodles and toss to coat, adding a splash more hot water if the sauce is too thick. Sprinkle with the spring onions and sesame seeds just before serving.