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#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men – Japan

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

‘This may be the first soy milk noodles in a ZenPop ramen pack. Plus this one’s name is fun to say. Sesame and soy milk make the soup a bit more mild than normal tan tan noodles. Moreover, a little bit of ginger gives a nice accent to the soup. Enjoy your (probably) first mild spicy wantan noodles!’

Will do! Let’s give it a go!

Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men – Japan

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water and dry sachet to bowl. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

The noodle block.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

A light powder.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

This looks really cool!

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Wantan from the bowl!

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, chashu pork, spring onion and sesame seeds. Noodles were pretty good but standard gauge. The broth had a nice color and separation to it. A lot of sesame flavor and a hint of spiciness. Definitely soy milk in there. Wantan fell short though. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990361392.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Maruchan Wonton Soup Chicken Flavor, 1.6 Pound (Pack of 12)

Here’s one you can watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

“Tan Tan Ramen can be a great winter dish because it;’s hot. The red soup is flavored with white miso, pork extract, sesame oil and other spices. As you can tell with just a sip, this is another bowl where sesame contributes a lot to the deliciousness.”

Sounds great! Let’s hit it!

Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen – Japan

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to the fill line as well as sachet contents except the liquid one. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

The noodle block.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

A dry sachet.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Fluffy stuff!

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

A large liquid base sachet.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Oily and thick.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

The garnish sachet.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Sesame seeds and more.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are slightly thinner than your average instant, with a slightly stronger tension. The broth is a thick and tasty one, with a sesame and spicy thing going on. It’s not so spicy that it overwhelms, and it’s very stick to your ribsy stuff. All in all a very enjoyable flavorland. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990325844.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Maruchan Instant Won-ton Soup 3 Bowls (For 3 Servings) Made in Japan Won Tong [Japan Import food] (Dandan: Spicy Chinese Soup)

Here’s the unboxing of this one.

#2512: Mom’s Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s a new one from Mom’s Dry Noodle. This one is Dan Dan Noodle flavor – here’s a little about that from Wikipedia –

Dandan noodles or dandanmian (simplified Chinese担担面traditional Chinese擔擔麵) is a noodle dish originating from Chinese Sichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables (often including zha cai (榨菜), lower enlarged mustard stems, or ya cai (芽菜), upper mustard stems), chili oilSichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles.

Sesame paste and/or peanut butter is sometimes added, and occasionally replaces the spicy sauce, usually in the Taiwanese and American Chinese style of the dish.[1] In this case, dandanmian is considered as a variation of ma jiang mian (麻醬麵), sesame sauce noodles. In American Chinese cuisine, dandanmian is often sweeter, less spicy, and less soupy than its Sichuan counterpart.

The name refers to a type of carrying pole (dan dan) that was used by walking street vendors who sold the dish to passers-by. The pole was carried over the shoulder, with two baskets containing noodles and sauce attached at either end. As the noodles were affordable due to their low cost, the local people gradually came to call them dandan noodles, referencing the street vendors. Literally, the name translates as “noodles carried on a pole”, but may be better translated as “peddler’s noodles”.

A variety of English spellings are used. The first word may be either dandan, dundun or tantan, and the last word may also be spelled mein.

So these are from Taiwan and so far I’ve really liked pretty much everything from Mom’s Dry Noodle. Let’s have a look at this variety.

Mom’s Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle – Taiwan

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, ad noodle block to a pot of boiling water and cook for 6~7 minutes. Drain. Add in all sachets. Finally, stir well and enjoy!

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

One of the four individual servings.

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

One of the noodle blocks.

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

The dry base sachet.

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A mottled and coarse concoction.

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

The first of three liquid sachets.

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Perhaps a Sichuan pepper oil?

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A tan sachet.

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Looks like sesame paste

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A smaller liquid sachet.

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Smells like soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion and ground pork. The noodles came out with a very nice chew. They aren’t mushy whatsoever and have a confident backbone. The flavor is very good as well. The notes of sesame, Sichuan pepper oil, Sichuan pepper in the dry mix and soy sauce all work together and play well with eachother; nobody’s feet get stepped on. Simple yet complex. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4717011150322.

#2586: Mom's Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present

A video featuring Kyle from Mom’s Dry Noodles from a few years back

#983: Meet The Manufacturer – Sun Noodle Tantanmen Spicy Sesame Flavor Ramen (Mild)

Winding down the Sun Noodle Meet The Manufacturer with the next to last review. I must say there have been some really good ones in this bunch! Here’s something I’ve not tried previously – Tantanmen. Tantanmen as described by Wikipedia:

Dandan noodles or Dandanmian (traditional Chinese: 擔擔麵, simplified Chinese: 担担面) is a classic dish originating from ChineseSichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables (often including zha cai, 榨菜, lower enlarged mustard stems, or ya cai, 芽菜, upper mustard stems), chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles.

Sesame paste is sometimes added, and sometimes replaces the spicy sauce, usually in the Taiwanese and American Chinese-style of this dish.[1] In this case, Dandanmian is considered as a variation of Ma Jiang Mian (麻醬麵), sesame sauce noodles. In American Chinese cuisine, Dandanmian is often sweeter, less spicy, and less soupy, and peanut butter is sometimes added.

The ingredients and directions (click image to enlarge).


The noodles. You get two of these and two of the seasoning packets.

The liquid seasoning packet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kamaboko, green onion, sweet onion, hard boiled egg and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles rock – nice gauge and great feel – almost buttery. The broth has a strong sesame flavor. I also detect a flavor reminiscent of peanut butter and a slight spiciness. This one’s interesting! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 085315400059.

A look indie Sun Noodle – video here.