Tanmen vs. Ramen noodles: What is the Difference?


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.

4 Responses

  1. Orenji-san says:

    Thank you for sharing insight about Tanmen and Ramen! I was curious about Tanmen ever since I saw it on an episode of Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories. I really thought it was a variety of ramen. It didn’t occur to me that it was entirely a different noodle dish.

    I hope to get to eat a bowl of Tanmen sometime ahahaha 🙂

    • Tomo says:

      Thank you for commenting!
      Tanmen is similar to ramen in appearance, so even Japanese people, many think of it as a variety of ramen!
      In fact, I too assumed so before 🙂

  2. Jack says:

    I also saw tanmen on Midnight Diner! Thank you for explaining the difference. I look forward to trying it! This blog is very helpful. Thank you so much for writing these posts!

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