* your choice of noodles, we usually choose a dried white noodle for this dish
* vegetable for health if desired, we like bok choy with this dish
* crushed peanuts (you can crush with a little sugar if you like!)
* chopped scallions
* black pepper to taste
* 1 lb ground pork
* 1 tbsp sweet bean sauce
* 1 tbsp shao xing wine
* 1 tsp black rice vinegar
* 1.5 tsp dark soy sauce
* 1/2 tsp five spice
* 1/2 tsp ginger powder
* 2 star anise
* 1/2 cinnamon stick
* if you love spice, you can throw in a couple of chopped bird’s eye chilis
* 1/2 tsp crushed sichuan peppercorns
* 1.5 tbsp sesame paste
* 3-4 garlic cloves minced
* 1/4 tsp five spice
* 1/4 cup chili oil
* 1 tsp soy sauce
* 1 tsp sugar or grated brown candy
* 1/2 tsp ginger powder
* splash of noodle water if the sauce consistency is too thick

1. Mix the pork with all of the marinade ingredients and marinate for 15-20 minutes.
2. Throw the pork marinade + meat into a wok on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then simmer until the pork is golden brown in color.
3. If you’re adding veggies, you can stir-fry them with the pork or blanch them. Set aside.
4. Mix the dan dan sauce together.
5. And assemble! You can add some crushed peanuts and any additional chili oil on top! 🙂