What is it? Dan Dan (pronounced dahn-dahn) Noodles is a Sichuan dish that gets its name from the pole (dan dan) that street vendors used to carry the noodles on one end and the accompanying spicy, chile-oil-spiked sauce on the other.
The noodles are served in a pool of the soupy, red-hued sauce, usually topped with minced pork and sliced scallions.
Where can I find it? Chef Richard Hales’ Blackbrick Chinese in midtown Miami (3451 NE First Ave.) prepares homemade dan dan noodles with Berkshire pork and a crunchy garnish of chopped peanuts and toasted sesame seeds. $14.
Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor and Miami.com restaurants editor. Follow him on Twitter: @EvanBenn.