What would you serve alongside dan dan noodles?
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
If you want to stick with the Szechuan-ish theme, then I'd go with something like a cucumber salad and maybe some grilled pork. Or a delicious broth soup with dumplings/wontons. Depends on how much food you want
Great suggestion! Thank you!
Like TobiT suggested, a cucumber dish would work well - use the technique in Fuchsia Dunlop's "smacked" cucumbers recipe. (The spiciness in her recipe might be too much with Dan Dan noodles though, so I would just toss them with an Asian-inspired vinaigrette.) Believe it or not, I've actually found that good ol' peanut or cashew butter on celery sticks makes a great side to most Szechuan dishes. Some greens steamed with ginger would be a more traditional option.
This is also extremely helpful - thanks!
I would serve mrslarkin's Scallion pancakes (https://food52.com/recipes... love them! I make them all the time. I would also go with this salad, since Sichuan + Sichuan = delicious. https://food52.com/recipes...
I third the cucumber salad- I make a faker version- peeled seedless cucumbers, sichuan peppercorns, salt, chili oil, & chopped garlic- I let it sit for a bit- its so freakin' good.
Also I think dumplings go with everything.
I really want dan dan noodles, like right this second