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

Easy noodle soup recipe

I didn't have hot sesame oil so I used the regular toasted sesame oil I had on hand. The dish tasted a little bland to me so I added a few dashes of sriracha to it and it really made the difference. You definitely need that heat to take this dish to the next level.

Tastes just like authentic asian food, great flavor

This is a recipe that I will add to my "regular" list..VERY good taste, made me want more!

Simple to make, lots of flavor, quick prep
quick, comforting and tasty

Loved this soup. Easy and fast to make, filling without being heavy and tasted like a soup I get at the noodle soup in town. And as a bonus, it's relatively inexpensive to make.


This is decent, it's not something you'll serve at your next dinner party-but its pretty comforting and homey. Didn't have the hot sesame oil-used red pepper flakes. Also garnished with some cilantro-I think without the cilantro it would be very very bland. I also added 2 chicken bouillon cubes.

Quick and Easy
I need a Chinese spoon

This dish was delish! It was very Asian, and it tasted like something from a Chinese restaurant. I didn't have hot sesame oil like the poster below, so I too threw in some red chili flakes. I think it was an acceptable substitute.

In response to those who analyzed the recipe and found that it came out to 380 calories:
When I first plugged the ingredients into an online recipe analyzer, I found that the recipe had 400 calories and 22g fat. I absolutely would not make this recipe if that was the real information (50% fat?!), but I really wanted to try it. The database I checked used Chinese noodles that contain a high proportion of fat and little protein.

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Tasty, easy, and very filling
Comments (1)


v-wojcik wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I went to my local Chinese market and found that chow mein noodles (made with wheat flour) are low in fat (2g per 85g serving vs. 17g per 85g serving for the "Chinese noodles" in the database), and they are also relatively high in protein (10g per 85g serving), so I bought them. Through my own analyses (ie, using all the nutrition labels on my products and an online database for the produce ingredients), I have come up with these numbers (assuming that "1 small cucumber" is about 1 cup of cucumber):

Per serving (1/6th of total recipe)
310 calories, 21.5g protein, 11g fat, and 32g carbohydrates

The proportions of calorie sources are close to 30% protein, 30% fat, and 40% carbs.

I hope this helps. :)

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