Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Packaged Soupless Ramen
“Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本)” is a popular Tokyo-based ramen chain specializing in spicy “Tanmen (タンメン)” noodle soup.
As you may already know, Japan’s largest instant noodles manufacturer Nissin has occasionally created instant ramen with the help of the spicy Tanmen specialty chain, most of which are sold in cups.
However, in June 2018, Nissin introduced a packaged frozen ramen that recreates the taste of Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto for the first time, which became a big hit and was difficult to obtain for a long time because of its tremendous popularity.
Luckily, today I could get the frozen ramen at a 7 eleven convenience store near my workplace and tried it for the first time.
Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Packaged Frozen Soupless Ramen
What I purchased this time “Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Siru-Nashi Ma-Shin-Men (日清蒙古タンメン中本汁なし麻辛麺)” is shown above, which is a packaged frozen soupless ramen to be cooked by the microwave oven and is only available at 7-eleven convenience stores in Japan.
When I opened the package and took out its contents, a frozen block of wheat flour noodles with ingredients appeared, which came with a black sachet of spicy seasoning oil containing szechuan pepper.
Although the black sachet was pasted on the plastic pack for the frozen soupless ramen, I took it off from the pack, because there was a warning notice on the red product package saying “Don’t heat the seasoning oil in the microwave oven”.
This Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto soupless ramen is topped with savory Mapo Tofu, the Sichuan-style stir-fried bean curd in a spicy-hot sauce whose main ingredients are tofu, Chinese chive, garlic, onion, green onion, ginger, miso soybean paste, pork, and bamboo shoot.
How to Cook Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Frozen Soupless Ramen
On the back of the product package, there were cooking instructions for this frozen ramen, so I made this according to them.
|1||Place the packaged frozen ramen on a plate|
|2||Microwave the pack at 600w for 6 and a half minutes or so|
|3||Take the pack out from the microwave oven, then tear it open and transfer the noodles inside to the plate|
|4||Put the contents of the black sachet (seasoning oil with szechuan pepper) on the noodles as much as you like. If you add it all, the noodle dish becomes super spicy|
|5||Ready to eat. Enjoy the soupless ramen!|
I added half the contents of the black sachet. The noodles were pretty spicy to me, though the spiciness didn’t linger on the tongue for a long time.
The Mapo Tofu had an addicting savory taste, and the flat chewy noodles were well-coated with the Sichuan Style sauce. The overall noodle dish tasted great and really satisfied me.