Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen

In recent years, the competition among ramen shops in Tokyo is very intense, so many close their business soon after the startup, while some become popular and are featured by the media.

Spicy ramen is one of the most popular ramen varieties in Japan, so a number of famous spicy ramen specialty shops in Tokyo have been frequently talked about on TV programs and in magazines.

Among such ramen restaurants, “Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本)” is especially popular. It is a Tokyo-based ramen chain offering an addictive spicy-hot bowl of noodle soup called “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)“.

In addition to Mouko Tanmen, Nakamoto actually has another popular ramen. The noodle soup, called “Hokkyoku Ramen (北極ラーメン)”, is famous for its extreme spiciness and is, in fact, the spiciest ramen in the restaurant.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen

And the other day, Japan’s largest instant noodles manufacturer, Nissin introduced cup ramen that recreates the Hokkyoku Ramen in collaboration with Nakamoto and 7 Eleven Japan.

Yesterday I went to a 7 Eleven convenience store near my house and stumbled upon the instant ramen by chance, so I picked it up for this blog article.

Cooking

The making of this cup ramen is the same as that of the original Mouko Tanmen instant ramen.

1 First, peel back the lid about halfway and pour boiling water into the cup, up to the line indicated inside
2 Close the lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes
3 5 minutes later, remove the lid and add in the contents (seasoning oil) of the accompanying red sachet. Stir well and enjoy!

Ingredients

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen Contents

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen Ingredients

The main features of Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen are nicely chewy thick noodles and pretty spicy miso-based broth which has plenty of umami from vegetables and pork.

The garnishes are sesame seeds, seasoned pork bits, soybean sprouts, fried garlic, red chili pepper, and chopped green onions.

Taste

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen

The Hokkyoku Ramen was much spicier than Nissin’s regular Mouko Tanmen instant ramen, so I choked right after I put the noodles in the mouth. But the heat didn’t last long and barely stayed on the tongue. This is probably because it comes mainly from the seasoning oil, not chili powder.

Even though Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen was super spicy to me, it was relatively easy to eat thanks to its umami-rich savory taste and the property of the heat, so eventually, I was able to enjoy the ramen.


Tomo

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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