Spicy Hot Dry Noodles, Rib Soup – Easy Chinese Noodles Recipe

(Last Updated on May 29, 2024 by Amiee)

Today’s main recipe is spicy hot dry noodles. Wuhan Hot Dry Noodles, known as “Re Gan Mian,” is a classic snack from Wuhan, Hubei Province. Its unique flavor and simple preparation make it a beloved choice for locals and visitors alike. Hot dry noodles are not only a staple breakfast for Wuhan residents but also a must-try delicacy for tourists in the city.

The history of hot dry noodles dates back to the early 20th century. It is said that in the 1920s, a vendor named Li Wanchang operated a noodle stall in Hankou. One day, by chance, the noodles were steamed dry and mixed with sesame paste and sesame oil, creating an unexpectedly delicious dish. Over the past century, hot dry noodles have become an essential symbol of Wuhan’s culinary culture through continuous inheritance and improvement.

A bowl of hot dry noodles, mixed with rich sauce and topped with chopped green onions, cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds, is a feast for the senses. The noodles are fragrant and chewy, leaving a lasting impression.

Spicy Hot Dry Noodles, Rib Soup with Carrot are today’s meal. For a skilled cook, it can be completed in 15 minutes.

Spicy Hot Dry Noodles, Rib Soup with Carrot

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1


  • A wok for stir-frying
  • A Electric pressure cooker


  • Noodles, 5 oz
  • Roasted peanuts, 1 oz, cracked
  • Scallion, 1/2 oz, chopped
  • Garlic, 3 cloves, chopped
  • Sesame paste , 5 tbsp
  • Light soy sauce, 1 tbsp
  • Dark soy sauce, 1 tsp
  • Sugar, 1 tsp
  • Salt, 1 tsp
  • Sesame oil, 1 tsp
  • Water, 4 tbsp
  • Lao gan ma spicy chili sauce, 2 tbsp
  • - Rib soup with carrot
  • Carrot, 1.5 oz
  • Pork rib, 3 oz
  • Water, 2 cups
  • Salt, 1/4 tsp


  • Boil a pot of water.
  • Chop the garlic and scallion.
  • Crack the roasted peanuts.
  • The water is boiling, cut the carrot and blanch the pork ribs, then let the ribs go through cold water.
  • Add the ribs and carrot to a soup cup, fill with water.
  • Arrange the soup cup into an electric pressure cooker with a steam rack, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add sesame paste to a bowl, add light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, vinegar, salt, sugar, sesame oil, chopped garlic, and water, combine well.
  • Boil the noodles until cooked through.
  • Add the mixed sauce to the noodles, add sauce, cracked peanuts, choped scallion, mix well.
  • Add the lao gan ma spicy chili sauce to the mixed noodles, combine well.
  • The soup is cooked, add salt to it.
  • The meal is ready.


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