Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Instant Cup Ramen
Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本) is a Tokyo-based popular ramen chain that specializes in Tanmen (タンメン) noodle soup.
The ramen shop started its business in Itabashi Ward in 1968, and today, it manages over 20 restaurants in Tokyo.
Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)Image: Wikipedia
The restaurant mainly offers spicy Tanmen, and its signature dish is the Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン) shown above,
a noodle soup featuring its addicting spicy broth accompanied by lots of Ichimi Togarashi (一味唐辛子) red chili pepper.
Most of the dishes served in the restaurant are spicy hot, but some are non-spicy for children and people who don’t like spicy stuff.
The ramen shop now has become one of Japan’s most famous ramen restaurants, because of which the media sometimes features it.
Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Cup Noodle
In addition, Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto now has a partnership with Nissin and 7 & I Holdings,
in which Nissin recreates various dishes from Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, while the supermarkets of Itoyokado and the convenience stores of 7-Eleven carry those products.
Since its first release in 2008, the Nissin Mouko Tanmen series has become a big hit, and I have loved the original cup noodle (Price: 216 yen) for a long time.
This instant ramen comes with a black flavor sachet attached to the lid. It contains special seasoning oil added right after you cook the noodles.
The contents consist of a dried wheat noodle block and dehydrated garnishes mixed with soup base powder.
The toppings are cabbage, tofu, seasoned pork, carrot, and cloud ear mushroom.
The broth of this Tanmen is miso-based. It has the right degree of spiciness and is super addictive, loaded with umami from pork and vegetables.
The thick noodles also have a pleasant chewiness satisfying you.
In conclusion, this one is one of your must-try Japanese cup ramens if you have not tried it yet.