Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Yakisoba : I Tried the Instant Noodles
Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is a very popular Tokyo-based ramen chain specializing in spicy “Tanmen (タンメン)” noodle dishes, and its signature noodle dish, “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)” is characterized by its spicy-miso-based soup broth containing lots of Ichimi Togarashi spice.
The Nakamoto’s noodle dish was recreated by Nissin, the largest Japanese instant noodles manufacturer, and the instant cup ramen is being sold only at Japan’s 7 Eleven convenience stores.
In addition to the Mouko Tanmen instant ramen (Amazon.com), until now, Nissin has created and sold various instant noodles, like this and this, in collaboration with 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 Karauma Yakisoba
Currently, Yakisoba noodles aren’t served in Nakamoto’s actual ramen shops, so this instant Yakisoba is actually a new creation by Nissin and Nakamoto.
This Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Karauma Yakisoba was first released in October 2018 as a limited time offer. Thus, this is the second time that 7 Eleven Japan handles it.
When you remove the outer red plastic package and pull back the paper lid, you see the above 3 packets placed on the dried noodles. Specifically,
- The red one contains spicy miso-flavored mayonnaise
- The light blue one contains powdered Yakisoba sauce
- The yellow one contains liquid Yakisoba sauce
Making instructions for this instant Yakisoba are printed on the paper lid. Based on the instructions, I actually made this instant noodle dish.
|1||Remove the outer plastic package, peel the paper lid back to No.2 dotted line, and take the 3 packets out from the container|
|2||Pour boiling hot water up to the inside line of the container|
|3||Place the yellow packet on the paper lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes.|
|4||5 minutes later, peel off the small seal at the corner of the lid|
|5||Drain water completely out through the small holes|
|6||Remove the paper lid and add powdered Yakisoba sauce to the noodles|
|7||Then, add liquid Yakisoba sauce|
|8||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks|
|9||As a final touch, dress the noodles with spicy miso-flavored mayonnaise|
|10||Enjoy the Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Yakisoba noodles!|
This Yakisoba noodle has a great combination of the rich Yakisoba sauce with plenty of umami of pork and garlic and the spicy miso-flavored mayonnaise, and this results in a fabulous noodle dish with an addicting taste that stimulates the appetite.
The noodles are somewhat thick, so they are well coated with the sauce and mayo.
Finally, according to the ingredient list on the outer package, the sauce of this instant Yakisoba mainly consists of powdered miso soybean paste, sugar, spices, lard, vegetable fat and oil, salt, vegetable seasoning, onion, starch, pork seasoning, yeast extract, onion powder, and flavoring oil.
The topping consists of cabbage, seasoned pork, carrot, and Jew’s ear mushroom.