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vegan dan dan noodles

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles 四川擔擔麵 (No Pork, Beyond Meat)

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Noodles, Vegan


Quick and easy to make Vegan Dan Dan Noodles 擔擔麵 with no pork. This famous Szechuan style Dan dan noodles is made with Beyond Sausage, Beyond Meat Plant-based meat alternative. Guilty pleasure without the guilt and the pork!



  • 2 servings of fresh egg noodles
  • 3 springs of green onions, finely chopped
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp of XO chili oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


“Pork” Meat Topping


Noodle Sauce Mixture

  • 4 tbsp Chinese sesame paste (or unsweetened peanut butter mixed with a few tsp of sesame oil)
  • 3 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp of XO chili oil (do add some even if you can not handle spicy, it will add aroma and umami to the sauce)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • dash of salt 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar





How To Mix The Sauce Properly

  1. The Chinese sesame paste viscosity is very thick and can be difficult to dissolve into a sauce. Mix a little sesame paste with the liquid ingredients until fully blended. Mix little by little and repeat the process.
  2. Set aside.


How to Stir Fry the “Pork” Toppings

  1. Heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic until you hear it sizzling.
  2. Brown the Beyond Sausage that has been removed from the casing. Cook until the sausage bits are nicely browned.
  3. Mix in finely chopped green onions (FCGO), preserved mustard greens, fermented black beans, and condiments.
  4. Meanwhle the “meat” is cooking, boil the noodles per package instructions. Drain and divide into two serving bowls and set aside.
  5. Boil chicken stock to a boil. Pour about 1/2 cup of vegetable stock (vegan) or chicken stock in the serving bowls.
  6. Top with “pork” toppings and FCGO.
  7. Serve immediently and enjoy!


Optional but Highly Recommended:

  • Quickly blanch some vegetables like Chinese brocoli (Kai Lan) or baby bok choy in the noodle boiling water and add on top of your noodles or as a side.




  • The sauce and the “pork” topping can be made ahead of time (good in the frige up to 3 days).
  • Do not get “Hot Italian” or flavoured plant-based meat alternative sausage / minced meat. It will affect the flavour of this dish.
  • Do not subsitute Chinese sesame paste with Tahini paste. It tastes very different!
  • If you do not have Chinese Sesame Paste, Unsweeted peanut butter mixed with sesame oil will suffice.


Keywords: Vegan Chinese recipes, Dan Dan Noodles, 四川擔擔麵, beyond meat, beyond sausage, meat alternative recipes, plant-based chinese recipes

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