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Spicy Pork and Oyster Sauce Noodles

4 to 6 Servings

30 minutes

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This recipe blends the meatiness of Sichuan dan dan mian with the simplicity of peanut noodles. We rely on a few heavy-hitting pantry staples to create a flavorful dish that comes together easily. Peanut butter, soy sauce and oyster sauce (or hoisin) provide saltiness, sweetness and umami along with a creamy texture. A touch of vinegar balances the richness. Balsamic, with its sweet-tart flavor, makes a good stand-in for the more traditional Chinese black vinegar. The noodles also are delicious topped with a fried egg.

4 to 6


30 minutes


  • 1

    pound spaghetti OR linguine OR dried udon noodles

  • 3

    tablespoons creamy OR crunchy peanut butter


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Cara L.
May 4, 2023
I made these w/ double the pork so I wouldn't have leftover ground pork to try to use in another dish. Flavor was excellent and aside from the pork, all ingredients I typically have on hand. Came together quickly and easily. I used linguine, oyster sauce, and chili garlic sauce. My son who isn't crazy about noodles or Asian food, loved them and had two large portions. Will definitely make again.
Nicholas D.
April 17, 2023
Just Awesome
Great flavor, easy to make. We used ground turkey and spaghetti noodles we had on hand. Overall, a keeper.
Christa A.
December 19, 2022
Spicy pork and oyster sauce noodles
The recipe reminds me of peanut satay sauce. I added cabbage and shredded carrots.
William W.
June 13, 2023
Loved this recipe
I doubled the ground pork (which is not as authentic for dan dan noodles, but worked for us and let us use the entire one-pound package). Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I deducted one star from the rating due to the wonky printing -- the recipe came out tiny and included two blank pages.
Kevin S.
April 18, 2023
Delicious - but can be improved
Either cut the amount of noodles in half - or double the amount of pork; if you want spicy (it is, after all, in the name!) add 1/2 tsp of chili pepper flakes.