Tagged: dan dan noodles

Chengdu Noodles: Above and Beyond Dan Dan Mian

The Straight-up, Lo-down on the Infinite Varieties~~ The Mala Project’s first-ever guest post is by Jordan Porter, owner and chief experience officer at Chengdu Food Tours. A Canadian who has lived in Chengdu since 2010, he began his culinary tour company in 2015 and has since led tours of the streets of Chengdu and the countryside of Sichuan for travelers like you and me and for food VIPs (many of whose articles you probably read, after Jordan schooled them in Sichuan cuisine). As many of you know, I also began my...

Dan Dan Noodles: A Judgement on My Motherhood

Fong Chong, then 12 years old, had been my daughter for a good nine months before I ever made dan dan noodles for her—which is inexplicable, really, considering they are my favorite Chinese noodles. “You knew how to make this and you never made it for me?” she asked, incredulous and exasperated, after she took her first bite. I had been struggling to feed her all this time, trying so hard to please her by learning new dishes I thought she might like—Cantonese-style chao mian, glass noodles with shrimp,  Singapore-style...