Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Spicy Instant 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 ramen chain that specializes in “Tanmen (タンメン)” noodle soup. The ramen chain originated in Itabashi Ward, and now manages over 20 shops in Tokyo.

The ramen shops mainly offer spicy Tanmen, and their signature dish is the noodle soup called “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)”.

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In addition to having thick chewy noodles, the Nakamoto’s noodle dish is characterized by its spicy soup broth containing lots of “Ichimi Togarashi (一味唐辛子)“, a traditional Japanese spice consisting solely of ground red chili pepper.

Actually, the majority 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 stuff.

The ramen chain has been sometimes featured by the mass media because of its great popularity.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto

Actually, Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto has a business partnership with Nissin and 7 & i Holdings.

The Japan’s top instant noodles manufacturer, Nissin has recreated the taste of various noodle dishes served in the actual restaurants of Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto with the help of the ramen chain until now.

The other company, 7 & i Holdings has 7-Eleven Japan as a subsidiary, and Nissin’s Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto instant noodles are sold only in the convenience stores.

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

Today, I actually enjoyed it. As you can see in the above photo, a black sachet is pasted on the lid. It contains spicy seasoning oil, which is added to the instant ramen as a final touch.


When you pull back the paper lid, you see various dried ingredients scattered on the noodles, which include cabbage, tofu, seasoned pork bits, carrot, and cloud ear mushrooms.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Instant Ramen

The miso-based soup broth of Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is pretty spicy, savory and has a rich taste that comes from plenty of umami of pork and vegetables. The noodles are somewhat thick and pleasantly chewy.


If you love spicy noodle dishes, I think the Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto will fully satisfy you. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of the instant ramen addicts in Japan.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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