I tried Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen

The competition among ramen shops in Tokyo is very intense in recent years. Many of those 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 genres in Japan, so several famous spicy ramen specialty shops in Tokyo have been frequently talked about in TV programs and magazines.

Among those ramen shops that are famous for their spicy noodle soups, “Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本)” is a Tokyo-based ramen chain offering a very popular, addicting spicy noodle soup called “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)“.

As the name of the ramen indicates, Mouko Tanmen is the signature noodle dish of the ramen shop, Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto.

Hokkyoku Ramen : Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto’s Spiciest Noodle Soup

In addition to the signature dish Mouko Tanmen, Nakamoto has another popular ramen that is famous for its extreme spiciness, which is the spiciest noodle soup in the shop called “Hokkyoku ramen (北極ラーメン)”.

Speaking of Hokkyoku ramen, the other day, the Japan’s largest instant noodles manufacturer, Nissin introduced a cup of instant ramen in collaboration with Nakamoto together with 7 Eleven Japan, which is Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen

Actually, yesterday I went to a 7-eleven convenience store near my house and came across the instant cup ramen by accident, so I purchased it for this blog article.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto and Hokkyoku Ramen

Cooking Instructions

First of all, when it comes to the cooking method, the cooking instructions for Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen are the same as the ones for the regular Nissin Mouko Tanmen instant ramen.

1 Specifically, pull back the paper lid about halfway and pour boiling water into the cup, up to the inside line of the container
2 Then, close the lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes
3 5 minutes later, remove the lid and add the contents (seasoning oil) of the red sachet to the cup. Lastly, stir all the ingredients well and enjoy!


Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen Ingredients

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen consists of pleasant thick chewy noodles and quite spicy miso-based soup broth with plenty of umami from vegetables and pork.

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

My Review

The Hokkyoku ramen was much spicier than the regular Nissin Mouko Tanmen instant ramen, so I was choked by its stimulating spicy kick right after I put the noodles in the mouth.

Nevertheless, the extreme spiciness didn’t last long and barely stayed on the tongue. This is probably because the spiciness comes mainly from the seasoning oil, not chili powder.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen

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

By the way, Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku Ramen is a limited-time product. However, it has been resold several times in the past, so if you are interested and get a chance, why not give it a try?


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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