Category Archives: Chinese

Dan Dan Mien 1 recipe (sesame paste noodles)

My dad’s recipe for one of my favorite dishes

Dan Dan Mien 1 recipe (sesame paste noodles)
Recipe type: Noodles, Chinese
Author: Juintow Lin
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 1
My dad’s recipe for one of my favorite dishes
  • Red hot oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Green onion and garlic: one, chopped
  • Sesame paste: 2 tablespoons, mixed well in 10cc of hot soup or water
  • Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons (reduce if the hot oil contain salt)
  • Red vinegar: 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped peanuts: 2 tablespoons
  1. Boil the water to cook noodles for 3-7 minutes.
  2. Put the above ingredients in a big bowl except chopped peanuts.
  3. Add cooked noodles to the bowl.
  4. Add chopped peanuts on top.


Dan Dan Mien 2 recipe (sesame paste noodles)

Another version of one of my favorite all time noodle dishes – this one is more colorful due to the addition of vegetables.

Dan Dan Mien two recipe (sesame paste noodles)
Recipe type: Chinese, Noodles
Author: Juintow Lin
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4
  1. half to one bottle of sesame paste, add warm water, stir
  2. pounds of dry noodles, boil to cooked, rinsed by cold water if serve cold, add 2-3 table spoons of oil, mixed
  3. add a few table spoons of soy sauce, 1 table spoon of vinegar, crushed garlic, chopped green onions, black or white pepper, 1 teaspoon of sugar, mixed into a bowl
  4. microwave bean sprouts (don’t over cook to remain crunchy)
  5. dice and slice pickles into the size of bean sprouts
  6. cook scramble eggs and sliced into the size of bean sprouts
  7. table spoon of crushed peanuts
  8. lay item 2 on plate, add items 4, 5, and 6 on top
  9. finally, add item 3 first, then items 1 and 7
  10. mix before eating


Peking Duck

My dad’s recipe for Peking Duck. We have this for Thanksgiving every year at the Lin Family, much juicier than turkey!

Peking Duck
Recipe type: Chinese, Holidays, Entree
Author: Juintow Lin
Prep time: 48 hours
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 49 hours
Serves: 8
This makes two Peking Ducks.
  1. Mix 1 cup of vinegar and 3-4 table spoons of honey in a container
  2. Lay duck into the mix (one at a time) and make sure all skin touches the mix
  3. Hang ducks in a windy and cool place not warmer than 75 deg F for 2 days
  4. Place both ducks (legs and breasts up) in a oven and bake for 70 minutes at 400 deg F, turn over at 45 minutes
  5. Stick a chopstick on legs and make sure the juice is clear (not pink)
  6. For sauce, mix one bottle of Hoisin paste with 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, add some water and white pepper and boil
  7. For pancakes, mix 4 cups of flour with 2 cups of warm water (1/2 boiled 1/2 room temp), kneel well into a dough
  8. Divide dough into about 40 balls, dip one ball into oil and combine with another; spread the pair into a thin layer; repeat for the other 19 (pairs)
  9. Heat a pan (no oil) with medium heat, put pairs into the pan and bake until seeing bobbles in between, separate the pair
  10. Slice two bundles of green onions into thin shreds
  11. Slice duck skin and meat
  12. Take a pancake, add sauce and shred green onions, add duck skin and meat, wrap before eating