Learn how to make Gu’s Dumplings’ Dan Dan Noodles

I was so happy to hear that Gu’s had returned to Buford Highway. Their authentic homemade Szechuan cuisine is outstanding. I recently tried the Dan Dan Noodles and can’t stop thinking about how fragrant and flavorful the dish was. It had just the right amount of heat—spicy, but not overpowering. I know it’s a family recipe, but I wonder if you could use the AJC’s superpowers to get the recipe? — Kathy Bruss, Decatur

Gu’s Dumplings and Gu’s Kitchen are especially beloved for their Zhong style dumplings, but there are plenty of noodle options on the menu as well. These Dan Dan noodles are served warm and the recipe is pretty easy to reproduce at home with some specialized ingredients.

We used Gu’s housemade Red Chili Oil, available in 10-ounce bottles and sold at the restaurant. Preserved mustard greens are a fermented vegetable from Sichuan. Look for “sui mi ya chai” at your favorite Asian market. It comes in a small ceramic jar. Look for Shanghai-style noodles (“cu mian”) or udon and dark sesame paste while you’re at the market as well.

Gu’s Kitchen, 4897 Buford Highway, Chamblee, 470-299-2388 and 99 Krog St., Atlanta, 505-527-6007. gusdumplings.com

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