Here’s one that came in a Zenpop.jp box – use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a groovy discount!
Here’s what they had to say about this one -‘What are Tantanmen? Easy: Tantanmen (担々麵) is the Japanese take on Chinese Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles. Ramen noodles are swimming in a savory soup spiced up with rayu (ラー油, Japanese chili oil), with a mellow nutty flavor from the soy milk and sesame paste. This cup actually features some Chinese pepper, and chili peppers. If you like it a little more spicy, this is your cup of noodles! Chewy noodles are added into a delicious minced pork mix, and ready to eat in 3minutes only!’
Definitely worth investigating ra-yu, ma-yu, and la-yu. Resesarch! Do it! Let’s get goin!
Nissin no Tantanmen – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to contain pork and chicken. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover 3 minutes. finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose bits from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame seed, and some shichimi. Noodles came out well. The broth had spicy and slightly nutty notes. The meaty bits were good and included spring onion was nice, however I like when there’s a little more thickness to a tantanmen; richer and sloppier. This didn’t deliver that, but it was tasty nonetheless. JAN bar code 4902105258361.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!