Brothy Chinese Noodles

January/February 2010

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This dish was inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles—ground pork and noodles in a spicy broth. We use ground turkey and omit the traditional Sichuan peppercorns for convenience, but add hot sesame oil. Use toasted sesame oil instead if you want mild noodles.

"Love this dish! This is one that we always agree on. Have made it several times, and it always turns out great. Didn't have hot sesame oil but used regular with some red pepper flakes sprinkled in. (I always add more when serving myself!...
Brothy Chinese Noodles

32 Reviews for Brothy Chinese Noodles

I've made this 3 times!

I've made this 3 times now, and it is a family favorite. The ground turkey breast I use comes in a 20oz package, so I use an extra Tbs oil when I cook the meat. I use an entire 10oz package of Japanese udon noodles for this, so instead of 3/4 cup of water, I add an extra 4 cups (yes, 4 full cups seems to be the right amount so this is brothy enough). I add an extra Tbs of soy, and an extra Tbs of vinegar, since I have so much extra broth to flavor. This serves our family of 4 for two nights. It comes together so fast, and I've used bok choy twice and spinach was great. The leftovers heat up perfectly on the stove, with a little extra water if needed.

easy, quick, comforting, filling, tasty
Easy & Delicious!

This was fabulous but I agree it needs a little more broth added. I used regular sesame oil and then spiced it up a bit with a pinch of cayenne pepper and some Sirracha sauce. This recipe is a keeper!

Tastes just like a great Asian dish!

Very easy to make. Tastes great! The only changes I would make is if you want a more brothy noodles you will need more broth for sure. Also if it isn't flavorful enough for you simply add a bit more ginger and some red pepper flakes to your taste. Don't leave out the cucumber and scallion garnish it makes it so refreshing! Will make this again.

Quick, easy and YUM!

I love this dish, i made it just last night and it was a hit! It was tasty not too salty and very filling. I cant wait to have left overs for lunch! Only criticism would be that it probably needed a little more broth so next time i think i will add at least another cup.

Very simple and quick to make.

My boyfriend was pretty dead on when he said it tasted like kicked up chicken noodle soup. I found there wasn't enough broth for our taste so I added another 2 cups of broth plus more of the seasoning. I also added shredded carrots. I like tang so I also added 2 more tablespoons of vinegar. We ate it, but I won't make it again.


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