These spicy Vegan Dan Dan Noodles only take 15 minutes to prepare! A cozy vegan meal that’s better than takeout. These authentic tasting dan dan noodles are made with chewy udon noodles and utilize ingredients you probably already have stocked in your pantry.
I’m not an expert in Chinese cuisine, though it is one of my favorites. My goal is to recreate my favorite dishes with minimal, vegan ingredients that can easily be made by anyone. This dish is perfect for those who are short on time or don’t have experience in the kitchen.
Here are all the delicious ingredients:
- Udon Noodles.
- Ground Vegan Beef.
- Almond Butter.
- Fresh Garlic Cloves.
- Chili Oil.
- Toasted Sesame Oil.
- Coconut Sugar.
- Rice Vinegar.
- Ginger Powder.
- Chinese Five Spice.
Any noodles work, but I love these PRECOOKED UDON NOODLES. I toss the seasonings and just use the noodles.
The Easiest Vegan Dan Dan Noodles
Though these Dan Dan noodles are taste authentic, they are not traditional Dan Dan noodles. The recipe typically features ingredients like pork, Sichuan peppercorns, sui mi ya cai, and shaoxing wine to name a few that can be tricky to find or won’t be in your pantry unless you cook Chinese cuisine often.
This Dan Dan Noodle recipe genuinely only takes 15 minutes and requires very little effort. Ingredients like rice vinegar, tamari (soy sauce), almond butter, and coconut sugar are probably already in your pantry! You will need a good meat alternative, and my favorite is Abbot’s Butcher Ground Beef. It’s easy, tastes delicious, and has a healthy list of ingredients.
15 Minute Noodles
Trust me, this recipe really only takes 15 minutes! Here’s exactly how to make these noodles:
- Prepare your sauce – simply add all ingredients to a dish and whisk until smooth.
- Cook your ground beef until crispy.
- Add 2 packets of udon noodles on top along with your spicy sauce.
- Stir until everything is incorporated.
- Serve with sesame seeds and fresh scallions.
15 Minute Vegan Dan Dan Noodles
- 4-6 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp Chili Oil
- 2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1/4 cup Tamari or Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 2 tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 tbsp Furikake
- 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tsp Ginger Powder
- 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice
- 6 tbsp Water
- 1 cup Vegan Ground Beef
- 2 packets Precooked Udon Noodles
- Scallions topping
- Black Sesame Seeds topping
- Add all sauce ingredients (everything minus the noodles, beef, scallions, and black sesame seeds) to a dish and whisk until smooth and well combined.
- Cook your vegan ground beef according to instructions. I cook mine until crispy.
- Once your beef is cooked top with the udon noodles and spicy sauce. Mix in the sauce carefully so as not to break any noodles.
- When done add to two bowls and top with fresh scallions and black sesame seeds.