3 Spicy, Delicious Japanese Instant Ramen Noodles to Try
New types and flavors of instant ramen have come out one after another here in Japan, ranging from super-spicy to very unique ones.
I am fond of trying newly-released unique instant noodles that draw my interest, but of course, I wouldn’t buy the products again if they don’t taste good.
This also applies to spicy instant ramen. I like spicy things but love delicious ramen noodles. If the instant ramen is simply super-spicy and isn’t tasty at all, I wouldn’t buy it again.
My 3 Best Spicy Instant Ramen in Japan
Taking those my standards into consideration, today I will introduce my 3 best spicy Japanese instant ramen.
#3: Sugakiya – Kara Kara Uo (辛辛魚)
|Sugakiya Kara Kara Uo Max Ⅱ|
First off, the Kara Kara Uo ramen is a popular, super spicy instant ramen with Habanero pepper which is produced and sold by Sugakiya.
There are a bunch of Kara Kara Uo addicts in Japan because the broth is extremely spicy yet contains lots of umami ingredients from seafood and pork bone extracts and is really tasty and addictive.
You might be greatly surprised by the extreme spiciness right after you slurp the noodles, but if you love spicy stuff, you will surely be able to eat it up because of the rich umami taste.
#2: Nissin – Tongarashi Men (とんがらし麺)
|Nissin Tongarashi Men Spicy Seafood|
Nissin Tongarashi Men is a cup of instant ramen known as a long-selling product in Japan, and in fact, I have loved the series for more than 10 years. Among the regular flavors, the Tongarashi Men Spicy Seafood is my most favorite.
This is mainly because the soup broth is packed with umami from seafood. What is better, the spiciness and heat can be adjusted to suit your taste with an accompanying spice packet, so even if you don’t like spicy stuff so much, you can enjoy the cup ramen.
#1: Nissin – Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本)
|Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto|
The Tokyo-based ramen chain, Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto offers the most famous and popular spicy ramen in Japan, called “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)”. With the help of the ramen restaurant Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, Nissin created the cup ramen.
The Nissin’s Mouko Tanmen ramen is pretty spicy with plenty of Ichimi Togarashi ground red chili pepper, but I really love it because the miso-based broth is so good with a great combination of savory miso and appetizing garlic.
As a matter of fact, there are a lot of Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto addicts in Japan, making the cup ramen Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto one of the top-selling instant ramens in Japan.