Tokyo Tanmen Tonari Shingeki Tanmen Instant Noodle
As I wrote the other day, recently, I purchased 2 kinds of instant cup ramen in a Lawson convenience store.
One is Ebisoba Ichigen from Nissin, while the other is Tokyo Tanmen Tonari Shingeki Tanmen from Myojo. Both are from Lawson’s “Meiten Series (名店シリーズ: Famous Ramen Shop Series)”.
Several days ago, I ate the former Nissin Ebisoba Ichigen and posted this article, so this time I tried the latter Myojo Tokyo Tanmen Tonari Shingeki Tanmen instant noodle.
Myojo Tokyo Tanmen Tonari Shingeki Tanmen Instant Noodle from Lawson
The Shingeki Tanmen (辛激タンメン)” instant noodle was created through a collaboration between Myojo and the Tokyo-based ramen chain “Tokyo Tanmen Tonari (東京タンメン トナリ)” and was released in March of this year.
“Tanmen (タンメン)” is a Japanese noodle dish mainly eaten in the Kanto region around Tokyo.
The dish is originally a salt-based noodle soup simmered with plenty of stir-fried vegetables, but the Shingeki Tanmen is a Tonkotsu-based bowl of ramen with a broth made with pork bones.
By the way, you can enjoy Tonari’s actual Shingeki Tanmen in its restaurants for 850 yen (about 8.5 USD).
Now, let’s check this Tonari instant ramen.
As you can see in the photo above, a red sachet is attached to the top lid, which contains “Shingeki (辛激)” paste.
The word “Shingeki (辛激)” literally means “fiercely spicy” in Japanese, and the Shingeki Tanmen is an extremely spicy Tanmen noodle.
When you peel back the lid, you will see lots of dehydrated garnishes, such as Chashu roast pork, carrots, bean sprouts, Chinese chive, and cloud ear mushrooms, on the dried noodle block.
The cooking of this instant ramen isn’t that complicated; First, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup, close the lid, and let the noodles steep for 5 minutes.
5 minutes later, remove the paper lid and add the super spicy Shingeki paste to the cup. Lastly, stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks, and it’s ready to eat.
This Shingeki Tanmen instant ramen indeed has a stimulating flavor and tastes pretty good.
But I think the 7 Eleven Japan-limited cup ramen Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is spicier than this one.
This is probably because the broth of Shingeki Tanmen is Tonkotsu-based, where the savory taste of pork bone broth calms the heat of Shingeki paste, making its aftertaste mild.
As for the ingredients, based on the list on the side of the cup, the soup base of this instant ramen consists of lard, pork, chicken extract, sweeteners, spices, starch, protein hydrolyzate, miso, salt, wheat flour, flavoring, seafood extract, flavor oil, vegetable fat, dextrin, unrefined soy sauce, XO sauce, and chili bean sauce.