Again, we know that this dish isn’t the traditional Dan Dan recipe, due to it’s lack of preserved vegetable. Some folks also add sesame paste or tahini, while others would never do that. What we discovered during our extensive travels through Szechuan province and through China itself, is that there are many variations to the most common dishes, and that is to be expected when so many people have enjoyed these dishes for so long. The absolute key ingredient here is that Szechuan Chili oil – without that lovely blend of spices and the famous flower pepper, the flavour is just not the same! Look for Chinese grocery stores in your city to get the best ingredients for this recipe.
We hope that you enjoy making this very simplified version of Szechuan Noodles with Chili Oil!