This looks like a fancy one – it came in a 5am Ramen subscription box! Check em out at www.instantramen.jp and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER for a discount!
Here’s what Frank had to say about this one – ‘Tantanmen, or dan dan noodles, originates in Sichuan, China. This area is known for using “mala”, a spicy numbing seasoning. This instant tantanmen puts a big emphasis on “mala”. Alongside a smooth flavor in the soup is a zesty, numbing pepper flavor. It’s addictive, to say the least. Top quality, thick and flat noodles join crunchy bok choy and seasoned minced pork toppings.’
These Raoh bowls are generally tops in my book – let’s check this one out!
Nissin Raoh Mala Tantan – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure, but probably contains fish, chicken, and pork. Check for yourself. To prepare, add in dry sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in remaining sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dry sachet.
A liquid base sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added homemade chashu, soft egg, spring onion, mung bean sprouts, and sesame seed. Noodles have a nice chew to them – worth the five minute steeping time. The broth is rich and saucy, with strong (but not overbearing) Sichuan peppercorn notes and sesame flavor. The sesame side of things was a little on the too much side. However, a nice bowl all the same. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105256299.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!