Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Instant Yakisoba Noodle
Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is a popular Tokyo-based ramen chain specializing in spicy “Tanmen (タンメン)” noodle soups, and their signature noodle dish, “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)” is especially characterized by its spicy-miso-based soup broth containing lots of Ichimi Togarashi chili pepper.
The Nakamoto’s noodle soup was recreated by Nissin, the largest instant noodles manufacturer in Japan, and the cup ramen is being sold in 7 Eleven convenience stores around the country.
In addition to the Mouko Tanmen instant ramen, until now Nissin has created and sold various instant noodles, like this and this, with the help of Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, and a few days ago I bought a newly released instant Yakisoba that was created through the collaboration between Nissin and Nakamoto.
Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Kara-Uma Yakisoba
At present, Yakisoba noodles aren’t offered by Nakamoto’s actual ramen shops, so this instant Yakisoba is actually a new creation by Nissin and Nakamoto. The product was first released in October 2018 as a limited time offer, and this is the second time 7 Eleven Japan has sold it.
When you remove the red plastic wrapper and peel back the paper lid, you will see these 3 packets on the dried noodle block. Specifically,
- The red one contains spicy miso-flavored mayonnaise
- The light blue one contains powdered Yakisoba sauce
- The yellow one contains liquid Yakisoba sauce
The cooking instructions for this instant Yakisoba are printed on the paper lid. Following the directions, I actually made the instant noodle.
|1||First, remove the outer plastic wrapper, peel back the paper lid to the No.2 dotted line, and take the 3 packets out from the container|
|2||Pour in boiling water up to the line indicated inside the container|
|3||Close the lid, place the yellow packet, and let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes|
|4||5 minutes later, peel off the small black seal on the corner of the top lid|
|5||Drain water completely through the small holes|
|6||Remove the paper lid and add in the Yakisoba base powder|
|7||Then, add in the liquid Yakisoba sauce|
|8||Stir all the ingredients together well with chopsticks|
|9||As a finishing touch, dress the noodles with the spicy miso-flavored mayo|
|10||Enjoy the Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Yakisoba noodles!|
The Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Yakisoba noodle has a great combination of the rich savoriness of the Yakisoba sauce with plenty of umami from pork and garlic and the addicting spiciness of the spicy miso-flavored mayo, which makes the instant Yakisoba a fabulous noodle dish. What is better, the noodles are somewhat thick, so they are well coated with the sauce and mayo.
Lastly, according to the ingredient list, the base sauce of this instant Yakisoba mainly consists of miso soybean paste powder, sugar, spices, lard, vegetable fat and oil, salt, vegetable seasoning, onion, starch, pork seasoning, yeast extract, onion powder, and flavoring oil. The garnishes are cabbage, seasoned pork, carrot, and cloud ear mushroom.