Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Instant Rice Soup
These days, I often see cups of newly released 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 purchased one in the convenience store for sampling. Among others, the product drew my interest because its ramen-version Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Cup Ramen is one of my favorite instant noodle soups.
Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi
The instant rice soup I bought this time is “Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi” pictured above. In its name “Kara-Uma (辛旨)” stands for “Karai (spicy) and Umai (delicious)”, while the latter “Meshi (飯)” is the Japanese word for cooked rice.
Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Cup Ramen
The Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi uses the same soup as the Tanmen but contains rice, instead of noodles.
The Japanese noodle widely enjoyed in the Kanto region around Tokyo, Tanmen is usually simmered with plenty of vegetables, and like that, the dried garnish for this instant rice soup is composed of bits of cabbage, carrots, cloud ear mushrooms, seasoned meat, and tofu.
The cooking method of this instant rice soup is almost the same as the ramen version of it. First, remove the black sachet of “Umakara Oil” from the top and peel back the paper lid about halfway.
Then, pour boiling water until it reaches 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 is moderately firm and has a pleasant bite. There is almost no broth in the cup as the rice soaks up water.
The thick spicy miso soup has an addicting savory flavor, which mainly comes from the flavorful umami of vegetables and various spices, including garlic, red chili pepper, and Sansho. It coats the rice well.
Try the Soup of Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Cup Ramen with Rice
What I tried this time is a limited-time offer, 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 cup ramen.
A very simple way: after you finish eating the noodles, just add steamed plain rice to the remaining soup.
I found an article written about this method on a blog, where the Japanese blogger says that the method works well. Although I haven’t tried it yet, someday I want to.