Dan Dan Sauce

Chinese Laundry Kitchen
8 oz


Dive deep into the heart of Sichuan with the Dan Dan Sauce from Chinese Laundry. This delicious, smooth sauce offers an irresistible mix of nuttiness, savory undertones, and a touch of sweetness, all underscored by aromatic spices. The classic way to use the Dan Dan Sauce is to mix it with noodles for a quick and tasty meal, but the bold umami profile of the sauce complements a myriad of dishes – be it noodles, rice, bread, steamed veggies, tofu, and beyond! The sauce is crafted with high grade ingredients, and of course 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.

Mitzie Mee – 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. Here’s the recipe:

Recipe: 10-Minute Meal – Dan-Dan Noodles >>


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

Made in Los Angeles, USA


About Chinese Laundry Kitchen

Chinese Laundry Kitchen 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.


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