Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Instant Rice Soup

Nowadays, I often see newly released cups of instant rice soup from Nissin lined up on the shelf in the instant noodle aisle of a 7-Eleven that I regularly stop by on the way home from work.

And a while ago, I finally purchased one named Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi for sampling. The product drew my interest because its ramen version is my favorite.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi

The instant rice soup that I got is above. In its name, Kara-Uma (辛旨) stands for Karai (辛い: meaning spicy) and Umai (旨い: delicious), while Meshi (飯) is the word for cooked rice.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Cup Ramen

My favorite Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Cup Ramen is a miso-based Tanmen (タンメン) featuring its umami-packed spicy soup blended with lots of Ichimi Togarashi.

This Karauma Meshi instant rice soup uses the same soup base as the ramen version but contains rice instead of noodles.


Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi Ingredients

As Tanmen uses plenty of vegetables, the garnish for this instant rice soup consists of bits of cabbage, carrots, cloud ear mushrooms, seasoned meat, and tofu.


The cooking of this instant rice soup is almost the same as its ramen version. First, remove the black sachet of Umakara Oil from the top and peel back the lid about halfway.

Then, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup, close the lid, and let the rice steep for 5 minutes.

After that, remove the paper lid, add the accompanying spicy & tasty Umakara Oil, and you can enjoy the soup after stirring well.


The rice absorbs the spicy broth packed with the umami of vegetables and various spices, including garlic, red chili pepper, and Sansho, and takes on a pleasantly firm texture.

The taste is savory and addictive, and I never get tired of it.


This instant rice soup is a limited-time offer, and now, it is unavailable. However, you can easily recreate it if you prepare its ramen version.

A simple way: eat the noodles and add steamed plain rice to the remaining soup. I found an article about this on a blog, which says that the method works well, though I haven’t tried it yet.


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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