Numb-tastic recipe with Sichuan Peppers



Sichuan cuisine is exciting

Heat, Fire…. and numbing, but in a good way.

Despite causing a rather unusual sensation, eating anything with sichuan peppers is highly addictive

From Sichuan hot pot to glorious Dan Dan Noodles, there are so many great recipes you can create with just a small (yes, use sparingly if you are a novice) amount.

Here is our favourite recipe with Sichuan Peppers

IMAGE: Recipe loosely adapted from
IMAGE: Recipe loosely adapted from

Dan Dan Noodles 担担面 (擔擔面)

Handful Chinese noodles – approx. 250g

2 heaping teaspoons Sichuan pepper sauce

250g minced pork

10 grams sweet bean paste

small knob of Ginger, minced

5 cloves garlic, minced

chili oil, approx. 2 tbs

1 small onion, diced

sesame oil – 1 tsp

Sichuan pepper, 1 tsp slightly crushed

salt – sprinkle

In a wok or heavy saucepan, heat 1 tbs oil.

Lightly fry off the garlic, ginger and add in the pork mince.

Cook and move the pork around to cook. Add in the remaining ingredients, using more of one ingredient if you want. Add a splash of water to bring it together.

In a separate pot, cook the noodles.

Toss the cooked noodles together with the Sichuan pepper sauce.



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