Using mushrooms instead of ground pork imparts so much earthiness and umami to the dish, making it almost impossible to stop eating! The noodles and mushrooms are tossed in a sauce packed with spicy, pungent, nutty, and sour flavors.
Traditional Chinese dan dan noodles (担担面) are a mixture of chili oil, ground meat, sauce, leafy greens and noodles. And, while there are many versions of this dish, the one overarching similarity between them is that they’re usually quite spicy!
Cook noodles according to directions on package. Drain and rinse.
Add oil, chopped mushrooms, and celery to a pan over medium heat and stir fry until the mushrooms are tender.
Make the dan dan sauce and pour over noodles. Add mushroom mixture and toss well.