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Monday, September 21, 2015

Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles is a P.F Changs copy cat recipe. A complete meal in its own and an ideal dish for a quick dinner.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • 250 gms boneless chicken pieces finely chopped
  • 1 packet Chinese egg noodles (300 gms)
  • 1 small capsicum julienned
  • 1 small carrot julienned
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cup of spring onion chopped roughly (keep the white portion separately)
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup of Chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp of cornflour mixed into 1/2 cup of water
  • Salt only if needed. (stock and sauces already have salt in it)
  • 4 tbsp of oil for cooking + 2 tbsp for vegetables + 2 tbsp for noodles. 


1) Boil the noodles according to the instructions on the package, drain and set aside. I had to boil my noodles for 3 minutes.

2) Heat 2 tbsp of oil and stir fry carrot, cabbage and capsicum on high heat for 1 minute and set aside. Do not over cook them.

3) Heat oil in a non stick saucepan and fry garlic and ginger till the raw smell disappears. This will take about few seconds. Keep a close eye on it to avoid burning them. 

4) Add chicken pieces and saute for 10 to 12 minutes or till chicken is well cooked. While sauteing add a pinch of salt. 

 5) Add the white portion of the spring onion to the cooked chicken.

 6) Now add soy sauce, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce and cook for half a minute.

7) Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, add the cornflour mixture and keep stirring till the sauce thickens. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning. Remove the sauce from the saucepan and set aside.

8) In the same pan add 2 tbsp of oil and stir fry the cooked noodles along with pinch of salt and black pepper.

9) Add the prepared sauce with chicken to the noodles.

10) Finally add the cooked vegetables and the spring onion. Stir gently on high heat till everything is combined well. Serve hot. 


  1. thanks for the recipe , its tasted good and different form the usual noodles recipe , at first I was scared to put half a cup soya sauce, but had faith in u and went for it.. kids loved it ,

  2. amazing and tasty receipe... zara hatke noodles i can say.. me too was worried abt the soya sauce.. but woth it.. faizan complimented sayin tht it is better than pf changs dang noodles... thank u

    p.s .. i added mushrooms too it was yum

  3. tasty, tangy and sauscy...different from regular noodles, yum loved it

  4. dear instead of chiense egg noodls can i use pasta noodles .. please reply

    1. Pasta noodles will not have the same effect as egg noodles. It is better to use egg noodles for this