Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto : Best Spicy Instant Cup Ramen

Have you ever heard of the Tokyo-based ramen chain “Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本)”?


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Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本)

Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is a very popular spicy ramen chain that originated in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo. Now it manages over 20 shops in Tokyo.

The ramen shops mainly offer spicy Tanmen (タンメン), and Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto’s signature noodle dish has the same name as its shop name, “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)”.

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In addition to chewy thick noodles, the Nakamoto’s noodle dish features having a spicy soup broth containing lots of “Ichimi Togarashi (一味唐辛子)” ( that consists solely of red chili pepper.

Actually, most of the foods served at Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto are spicy dishes, but some are non-spicy for children as well as those who don’t like spicy things.

The ramen chain has been often introduced by the Japanese media because of its great popularity.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto

Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto has a business partnership with Nissin and 7 & i Holdings. The top Japanese instant noodles manufacturer, Nissin has recreated the taste of various noodle dishes served in Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto with the help of the ramen chain until now.

The other Japanese company, 7 & i Holdings has 7-Eleven Japan as a subsidiary, and the instant ramen of Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto series is sold only in the convenience stores.

The series is very popular in Japan. In fact, I have loved its original spicy instant cup ramen, Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto ( for a long time since it went on the market. 

Actually, I ate it today. As you can see from the above photo, a black packet is pasted on top of the cup. It contains spicy seasoning oil, which is added to the instant cup ramen as a final touch just before eating.

The ingredient 

When you peel off the paper lid, you see various dried ingredints scattered on the noodles. The topping includes cabbage, tofu, seasoned pork, carrot, and Judas’s ear mushroom.

The soup broth of Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is pretty spicy yet savory and has a rich miso flavor. It contains plenty of umami of pork and vegetables. The noodles are somewhat thick and soft chewy.

In conclusion

If you love spicy noodle dishes, Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto has a taste that makes you really satisfied. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto addicts in Japan.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Spicy Instant Ramen


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I want to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures and trivia.

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