Try Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Spicy Soup with Rice

These days, I often see newly released Nissin’s instant soup with rice cups lined up on the shelf in the instant cup ramen section of a 7 eleven convenience store that I stop by on the way home from work.

Actually, I purchased one of that type in the convenience store a while ago. The new product attracted my interest because its ramen-version, Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto instant cup ramen is one of my most favorite instant noodle soups.

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi

The instant rice soup from Nissin I picked up this time is Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Meshi. As for the last 2 words in the product name, the former Japanese term “Karauma (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 Ingredients

The Japanese noodle dish widely enjoyed in the Kanto district around Tokyo, Tanmen is usually made with plenty of vegetables. As for the topping in this instant rice, it consists of cabbage, carrot, Jew’s ear mushrooms, seasoned meat, and tofu, the same ingredients as the ramen version.

How to Make it 

The way to make this instant rice soup is almost the same as its ramen version. Firstly, take off the black packet of “Umakara Oil” pasted on top and pull back the paper lid about halfway. Then, pour boiling hot water up to the inside line of 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 liquid “Umakara Oil”, stir well, and you can enjoy it.

The Taste

The cooked rice has a somewhat firm texture that makes you feel pleasant. There is almost no broth as the instant rice soaks up water. The thick spicy miso-based soup coating the rice has an addicting rich flavor that comes from umami of vegetables and various spices, including garlic, red chili pepper, pepper, and Sansho.

Turn Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Ramen into The Rice Version

What I enjoyed this time is a limited-time product, so it is difficult to get the Nissin’s instant rice soup now. However, you can easily enjoy the rice version of Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto ramen if you obtain the instant ramen ( A very simple way: after you eat the noodles, just add steamed white 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, if I have a chance, I want to.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I want to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures and trivia.

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