Any Chinese noodle—rice, wheat, flat, thin, or broad—can be used in this simple stir-fry from author Francis Lam; it's one of his favorite breakfast dishes. Get the recipe for Stir-Fried Breakfast Noodles ». Matt Taylor-Gross

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.

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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.

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