Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Instant Yakisoba Noodle
Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is a Tokyo-based popular ramen restaurant chain that specializes in spicy “Tanmen (タンメン)” noodle soup.
Their signature noodle dish, “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)” is especially characterized by its spicy miso-based soup containing lots of Ichimi Togarashi chili pepper.
The shop’s noodle soup was actually recreated by Nissin, Japan’s largest instant noodles manufacturer, and the cup ramen is sold in 7 Eleven convenience stores around the country.
In addition to that, Nissin has sometimes created various instant noodles with the help of Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, like this and this.
And a few days ago I bought a newly released instant Yakisoba again 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 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 directions for this instant Yakisoba are printed on the paper lid. Following them, I actually made the instant noodle.
For people who are curious, here is the cooking process with photos.
|1||First, remove the outer plastic wrapper, peel back the paper lid to the No.2 dotted line on its surface, and take the 3 packets out from the container.|
|2||Then, pour in boiling water up to the line indicated inside the cup.|
|3||Close the lid, place the yellow packet on top, 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 lid.|
|5||Drain water completely through the tiny holes.|
|6||Remove the paper lid and add in the Yakisoba base powder.|
|7||At the same time, add in the liquid Yakisoba sauce.|
|8||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks.|
|9||As a finishing touch, dress the noodles with the spicy miso-flavored mayo.|
|10||Ready to eat and Enjoy!|
This Yakisoba is very flavorful and packed with the umami of pork. It has a garlic note, and the spicy mayonnaise gives the noodles an addicting kick.
The wheat noodles are quite thick, so they are well coated with the sauce and mayo. Overall, this instant Yakisoba is of quite a high level.
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients. Based on the list, the base sauce of this Yakisoba mainly consists of powdered miso, sugar, spices, lard, vegetable oil, salt, vegetable seasoning, onion, starch, pork seasoning, yeast extract, onion powder, and flavoring oil.
Meanwhile, the garnish consists of cabbage, seasoned pork, carrots, and cloud ear mushrooms.