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.
|First, put the contents (soup base powder and garnishes) of the red packet into the bowl.
|Then, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup.
|Close the lid, place the brown packet on top, and let the noodles steep for 5 minutes.
|5 minutes later, remove the paper lid and add the contents (soup base liquid) of the brown packet.
|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
|– Noodles & Garnishes