Dan Dan Sauce

Chinese Laundry


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Dive deep into the heart of Sichuan with the Dan Dan Sauce from Chinese Laundry. This luxuriously smooth sauce offers a delightful mix of nuttiness, savory undertones, and a whisper of sweetness, all underscored by enchanting aromatic spices. Its bold umami profile perfectly complements a myriad of dishes – be it noodles, rice, bread, steamed veggies, tofu, and beyond! Crafted with only the finest ingredients, this is a sauce free from preservatives and MSG.

What is Dan Dan Sauce?

Dan Dan Sauce is a quintessential element of the iconic Sichuan dish, Dan Dan noodles. Originating from China’s Sichuan province, this sauce embodies a complex flavor profile, intermingling spicy, nutty, savory, and a touch of sweetness. It is traditionally made with roasted Sichuan peppercorns, chili oil, minced meat (often pork), preserved vegetables, soy sauce, and sesame paste or peanut butter. The resulting sauce is aromatic, with a pronounced heat that tingles the palate, characteristic of Sichuan cuisine. Over time, its popularity has soared beyond its native land, leading to various adaptations worldwide. Today, it is not just limited to noodles but serves as a versatile condiment for various dishes.

2 Hungry Birds – Sanne: This is an amazing sauce and the level of heat is just perfect (spicy, but not too spicy). Add the sauce to a bowl of noodles, sprinkle with cilantro, garlic, scallions and roasted peanuts, and you have a delicious meal in less than 10 minutes.

Recipe: 10-minute meal – Dan Dan Noodles with Dan Dan Sauce from Chinese Laundry >>

organic soybean oil (expeller pressed), roasted sesame paste, soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, sugar, corn starch), cane sugar, chili, rice vinegar (water, glutinous rice, wheat bran, sugar, salt), sesame oil, Sichuan peppercorn, spices


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About Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry was founded by designer Yanza and her chef husband Leo Lamprides.  Yanza, hailing from China, carries with her the deep-rooted authenticity and traditions of her native cuisine. Chinese Laundry Kitchen was conceived out of a desire to preserve Yanza’s family traditional recipes, while showcasing the rich Chinese culinary traditions.