Nissin Donbei TanTan Udon Instant Noodle
Yesterday when I stopped by a 7-Eleven convenience store, I found one of my favorite flavors of instant noodles, spicy TanTanmen or DanDan noodles, which was not ramen but udon.
Since I had never tried that TanTan udon from Nissin’s Donbei line, I wanted to sample it and instantly decided to buy it.
Nissin Donbei TanTan (DanDan) Udon
According to the official site of Nissin, the Donbei TanTan udon instant noodle (Price: 210 yen) was introduced in August of last year (2020), and the product seems to be a regular item.
In addition to the dried wheat noodle block, the bowl comes with these two flavor packets.
The brown one is filled with a liquid soup base, while the red one contains soup base powder with dehydrated garnishes consisting of sesame seeds, seasoned meat, green onions, and red bell peppers.
I cooked this instant udon noodle following the directions on the side of the bowl. As with other Donbei, the cooking was not that complicated, like this.
|1||First, put the contents (soup base powder and garnishes) of the red packet into the bowl.|
|2||Then, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup.|
|3||Close the lid, place the brown packet on top, and let the noodles steep for 5 minutes.|
|4||5 minutes later, remove the paper lid and add the contents (soup base liquid) of the brown packet.|
|5||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks and enjoy the TanTan udon!|
As for the taste, the flat udon noodles were of the usual Donbei quality, soft and not that chewy.
Meanwhile, the broth had a pleasant aroma of Szechuan pepper but was not spicier than it looked and tasted somewhat vague. Personally, I like the DanDan broth of Nissin Nakiryu much better.
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients of the soup base and the nutrition facts of this cup udon.
|Miso, Pork extract, Soy sauce, Lard, Sugars, Reduced starch syrup, Salt, Flavoring oil, Katsuobushi bonito powder, Vegetable oil/fat, Onion seasoning oil, Yeast extract, Spice|
|Salt equivalents||4.6 g|
|– Noodles & Garnishes||1.5 g|
|– Broth||3.1 g|
|Vitamin B1||0.32 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.39 mg|