If you’re looking for something easy and filling to make for dinner—or for that matter, breakfast—we’ve got what you need. These two Chinese noodle dishes are simple to assemble and a great way to make the most of a little bit of meat and pantry staples you already have lying around your pantry.
How to Make Dan Dan Mian
These spicy, well-seasoned noodles come from China’s Sichuan province, an area well-known for its interplay of red chiles and mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns. Make a simple sauce of stir-fried pork with peanuts, vinegar, and other seasonings, then add it to some cooked wheat noodles for a meal that takes less than 30 minutes.
Make Noodles for Breakfast
One of the great things about this super-simple stir-fry is that you can use any type of Chinese noodle to make it: wheat or rice, flat or round, thin or broad. The other great thing: They’re designed to be eaten for breakfast, and once you get your meat and seasonings set up, they only take a few minutes to make. Cook your noodles, throw them in a wok on top of your pork and sauce, stir fry, and you’re ready to eat.