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Chinese Feast Again Sunday, May 12, 2019, 07:40 PM


Meredith and I decided to iterate on the Chinese Food Feast we had last week. Meredith tweaked the Dan Dan Noodles Recipe and her notes are below. I made the cucumbers and tofu following their recipes. Last time, Meredith reduced 2 Tbsp to 2 tsp of chili oil. This time, I went to 1 Tbsp.

I do not think it was the oil, but it wasn't as good as it was last time. Maybe Meredith did something else differently but better.

The Dan Dan however was so good (I liked it last time too but this was better). I think the tahini helped hold it all together better and gave it a nice, nutty flavor. I would branch out on the other dishes but I really like the Dan Dan as is.

Dan Dan

I mixed it up a little this time with some inspiration from The Woks of Life. (LOCAL)

I pretty much stuck to the recipe I used last time for the pork (but doubled the amount of pork), adding a dash of five spice powder as I cooked the pork. Then I tossed in the ya cai and sautéed it with the pork at the end.

For the sauce, I did:

1 heaping tbsp tahini
1.5 tsp sugar
¼ tsp five spice powder
1/2 cup (200ml) chicken stock
2 tsp light soy sauce
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp Chinkiang vinegar
2 tsp chilli oil
2 finely sliced spring onions
2 cloves of garlic, microplaned

(Added 2019-07-27). Did the pork with sake


This is just to see some of the different condiments we used.