Chinese Fiery Hot Noodles
Many years ago I worked in Manhattan and was a regular at a Chinese hole in the wall on 32nd St off of 7th Ave. My favorite dish there was something called "Fiery Hot Noodles" which as I recall consisted of Lo Mein noodles with a spicy sauce made with ground pork. I've been searching for a recipe for many years and would appreciate any help from fellow hounds. TIA
You want Sichuanese Dan Dan Noodles. Fuschia Dunlop's recipe accurately mimics the dish found in the province of Sichuan, China.
Here's a link to the recipe:
You will see that the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of hot chili oil .... use your discretion and add more or reduce the amount you use to achieve the effect you want. Also Sichuan peppercorns are absolutely necessary to achieve the Ma La sensation in your mouth.
Sichuan peppercorns are available from Penzey's on-line site or your local Asian market... but the best IMO are from Penzey's. Fresh and pungent.
Last march the Fuschia Dunlop cookbooks were the featured Coobook of the Month. Many Chowhound home cooks cooked through the books and reported here on this board. Here's the link to the Noodles chapter:
If you read through that thread you will find many reports and insights as to ingredients and methods. Good luck and Happy Cooking!