Hand holding bowl of tan tan noodles topped with cilantro and soft boiled egg.

Tan Tan Noodles

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: dan dan noodles, ramen, sichuan noodles, tan tan noodles, tantan noodles, tantanmen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 564 kcal

Tan Tan Noodles (Tantanmen Ramen or Dan Dan Noodles) combines delicious ramen noodles and ground pork with a spicy, creamy broth that's seasoned with chili oil, peanut butter and sesame paste.



  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons grated fresh garlic about 8 cloves
  • 6 green onions sliced
  • cup black bean sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili oil
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup tamari
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons chili paste
  • 7 cups bone broth or chicken stock
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 4 3-ounce packages ramen noodles cooked (sauce packets discarded)

To garnish:

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 4 soft boiled eggs halved
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Daikon radish sprouts


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ginger & garlic and cook until light golden, about 3 minutes. 

  2. Add green onions, black bean sauce, sesame oil and chili oil, cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Add broth, peanut butter, tamari, tahini and chili paste. Stir to combine, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook the ground pork over medium-high heat until cooked through. Add ½ cup of the broth mixture to the ground pork to season.
  5. Cook the noodles according to package directions and drain. Place the noodles in a bowl and top with spinach, broth and ground pork. Garnish with green onions, eggs, cilantro and radish sprouts.
Nutrition Facts
Tan Tan Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 1521mg66%
Potassium 617mg18%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1285IU26%
Vitamin C 8.8mg11%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.