What is Shirunashi Tanatanmen? Let’s see Nissin Nakiryu’s

On November 26, 2019, the MICHELIN Guide Tokyo 2020 unveiled its selection, and the guidebook lists 22 ramen restaurants.

Among them, Nakiryu (創作麺工房 鳴龍) (Google Maps) and Soba House Konjiki Hototogisu (SOBA HOUSE 金色不如帰) (Google Maps) got 1 star.

Instant ramen bowls that recreate their signature dishes have already been around, and on March 17, 2020, Nissin released this Nakiryu Shirunashi Tantanmen.

What is Shirunashi Tantanmen?

By the way, have you ever heard of Shirunashi Tantanmen (汁なし担々麺) or soupless Dandan noodles? Here in Japan, the dish has gained wide popularity in recent years.

Shirunashi Tantanmen

The broth-less ramen has its roots in Hiroshima City, and the ramen shop named Kisaku (きさく) (Google Maps) opened in 2001 in Naka-Ku first made it.

Shirunashi Tantanmen is the soupless version of Japanese Dandan noodles, featuring the tingling sensation from Sichuan pepper in addition to the heat/spiciness of red chili pepper.

Nissin Nakiryu Soupless Dandan Noodle Instant Ramen

Nissin Nakiryu Shirunashi Tantanmen

Now, let’s get back to the main topic.

Here is the Nakiryu Shirunashi Tantanmen (鳴龍 汁なし担々麺) created by Nissin with the help of the one-MICHELIN-starred ramen restaurant, Nakiryu.


And here are the contents. The bowl comes with a dried wheat noodle block and these three packets.

  • The red one contains a pasty liquid seasoning.
  • The clear transparent one has dehydrated garnishes consisting of seasoned meat, chopped green onions, and red chili peppers.
  • The green contains Furikake flakes of sesame seeds, fried onions, and parsley.


The cooking of this soupless ramen is similar to that of instant Yakisoba noodles, as shown below.

1 First, peel the lid about halfway and take all the packets out of the container.
2 Then, put the accompanying garnishes in the bowl.
3 Pour boiling water until it fills the line indicated inside.
4 Close the lid and let the noodles steep for 5 minutes.
5 Then, peel off the seal on the corner.
6 Drain the water inside through the holes, holding the lid closed.
7 Remove the paper lid and add the seasoning paste to the bowl.
8 Give it all a good stir with chopsticks.
9 Last, sprinkle the Furikake flakes on the noodles.
10 Now it’s ready. Enjoy the soupless ramen!


Nissin Nakiryu Shirunashi Tantanmen Instant Noodles

As with the regular version, this Shirunashi Tantanmen is of high quality.

The soupless ramen is so flavorful with addicting spiciness, and its taste is irresistible. Also, the medium-thick noodles have a pleasant chew.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Nissin Nakiryu Shirunashi Tantanmen Ingredients

Lastly, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts.

Based on the list, the seasoning of this Dandan noodle consists of vegetable oil/fat, soy sauce, sesame paste, reduced starch syrup, spice, brewed vinegar, sugars, tomato paste, yeast extract, and salt.

Nutritional Values

Nissin Nakiryu Shirunashi Tantanmen Nutrition Facts

And here are the nutritional values of the Shirunashi Tantanmen.

Nutritional Values per Serving (139 Grams)
Calories 601 kcal
Protein 10.3 g
Fat 29.9 g
Carbohydrates 74.6 g
– Sugars 70.6 g
– Dietary fibers 4.0 g
Salt equivalents 4.8 g
Vitamin B1 0.31 mg
Vitamin B2 0.39 mg
Calcium 210 mg


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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