Try Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Spicy Soup with Rice
These days, I often see newly released cups of Nissin’s instant rice soup lined up on the shelf in the instant cup ramen section of a 7 eleven convenience store that I regularly stop by on the way home from work.
So a while ago, I purchased one in the convenience store. Among others, it drew my interest because its ramen-version Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto instant cup ramen is one of my favorite instant noodle soups.
Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi
The Nissin’s instant rice soup I bought this time is this Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi. As for the last 2 words in the name, the former Japanese term “Kara-Uma (辛旨)” means “spicy and tasty”, while the latter “Meshi (飯)” has a meaning of rice.
Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Ramen
My favorite, Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto instant cup ramen is a “Tanmen (タンメン)” noodle dish featuring spicy soup with lots of Ichimi Togarashi spice and plenty of umami, while Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi has the same soup as the Tanmen, but contains rice, instead of noodles.
The Japanese noodle dish widely enjoyed in the Kanto district around Tokyo, Tanmen is usually simmered with plenty of vegetables. Meanwhile, the loose dried topping in this instant rice soup consists of cabbage, carrot, cloud ear mushrooms, seasoned meat, and tofu, the same ingredients as the ramen version.
How to Cook it
The way to cook this Japanese instant rice soup is almost the same as the ramen version. First, take off the black packet of “Umakara Oil” pasted on top and peel back the paper lid about halfway.
Then, pour boiling water up to the line indicated inside the cup, close the lid, and let the rice sit and cook for 5 minutes. After that, remove the lid, add the accompanying spicy, tasty “Umakara Oil”, stir all the ingredients well, and you can enjoy it.
The cooked rice has a pleasant firm texture. There is almost no broth in the cup as the instant rice soaks up water. The thick spicy miso-based broth has an addicting savory flavor that comes from umami of vegetables and various spices, including garlic, red chili pepper, pepper, and Sansho, which coats the rice well.
Try Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Ramen Soup with Rice
What I sampled this time is a limited-time product, so it is difficult to get it now. However, you can easily enjoy the rice version of Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, if you obtain the instant cup ramen (Amazon.com). A very simple way: after you eat the noodles thoroughly, just add steamed plain rice to the soup.
Actually, I found an article written about this method on a Japanese blog, where the blogger says that the method works well. Although I haven’t tried it out yet, someday I want to.