Nissin Nakiryu Dan Dan Noodles : I enjoyed the instant cup ramen

There are a variety of instant cup ramen that can be bought only at 7 Eleven convenience stores in Japan. Many of them are the instant ramen with the flavor of popular ramen shops that Nissin recreated in collaboration with the shops.

Representative examples of such instant noodle soups include Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, Nissin Hakata Ippudo and these instant cup ramen.

Not only those, but Nissin has been creating such instant ramen one after another as well. For example, what I purchased today in a 7 Eleven near my workplace, Nissin Nakiryu Dan Dan Noodles is just that type.

Nissin Nakiryu Dan Dan Noodles

This instant cup ramen recreates the spicy Chinese “Dan Dan noodles (担々麺)” that a very popular ramen shop in Tokyo, “Nakiryu (鳴龍)” offers in the shop.

Although Nakiryu is a relatively new ramen shop located in Otsuka that was opened in 2012, it has received 1 star in the Michelin Guide in each of the last three years and is highly regarded by food specialists at home and abroad.

The Contents

When you peel back the paper lid about halfway, you see the above 3 flavor packets placed on the dried noodles. The brown one contains powdered soup base with dried ingredients, the red one contains Chinese “Tahini” sesame seed paste, and the last green one has liquid soup base in the packet.

The Making Instructions

The way to make this instant ramen is a little complicated as follows.

1 Put soup base powder and dried ingredients into the bowl
2 Pour boiling hot water up to the inside line of the container
3 Close the lid and place the red and green packets on it. Let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes
4 3 minutes later, add liquid soup base and remove the paper lid
5 Loosen the noodles, stirring lightly
6 As a final touch, add Tahini sesame seed paste. The maker recommends not mixing the paste with the soup
7 Enjoy Nissin Nakiryu Dan Dan Noodles!

The Taste

As for the taste, the wheat noodles are thin and firm with good chew, while the soup broth is not so spicy and very flavorful, especially rich in flavor of sesame. Overall, the noodle dish was very delicious and made me satisfied.

The Ingredients

Finally, according to the ingredient list on the bowl, the soup base consists of lard, sesame paste, vegetable fat and oil, soy sauce, seasoned meat, brewed vinegar, sugar, sesame seeds, miso soybean paste, salt, pork powder, spices, pork extract, green onion, seafood extract, yeast extract, and kombu seaweed powder.

On the other hand, the noodles contain wheat flour, salt, vegetable fat and oil, egg powder, vegetable protein, soy bean dietary fiber, and chicken extract.


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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