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#3302: 7-Eleven Premium / Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto – Japan

#3302: 7-Eleven Premium / Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto - Japan

I saw an article mentioning two new ‘super spicy’ noodle coup out of Japan. Well, I found one of them (actually I found both but this one was cheap on eBay while the other required buying six and that wasn’t happening). I keep seeing that this is a spicy Mongolian miso tanmen which sounded interesting.

Today’s an interesting day. If you don’t know, I’ve been doing a lot of diet and exercise stuff. I have a weird little project I’m about to complete. I have my wife’s old cellphone and it’s decent as far as a vidoeo camera. Today, my daughter and I will walk west to Lake Forest Park, hit ACE Hardware for a couple of big washers. We walked there a couple of days ago for some parts already, but I want bigger washers. I’m drilling a hole in one of the drink holders and then there’s a threaded length of screw that the phone in a clamp kind of thing will scren into and we’ll be able to do landscape videography of our walk – kind of treating the stroller like a dolly. All said and done our walk will probably be 12 miles, recording our trek from Lake Forest Park, through Kenmore, up a hill into Bothell, and wrapping around back to Kenmore and home. Pretty stoked!

Then After she’s had her lunch and is down for a nap, it’ll be time for cooking noodles. Then I’ll do a mukbang of this one. Let’s get started!

7-Eleven Premium / Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto – Japan

#3302: 7-Eleven Premium / Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). I’m sure this contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Finally, add in wet sachet, stir, and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

A wet sachet of spicy liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Nothing added as this was for a mukbang. This one has some of the thickest noodles I’ve ever seen in an instant cup, and they hydrated quite well. Broth is very rich and hearty with bits of kikurage, lots of tofu and other vegetable. As for the heat level, it’s very tame. The article I read mentioned it being super spicy, however the reviewer must be a little sensitive to heat. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105233634.

The Success of 7-Eleven Japan

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

The chicken-based salt soup has a flavor of savory roasted vegetables. You can add more cabbage, carrot or green onion and make it even more delicious and healthy.

Here’s a little about what tanmen is from Wikipedia as well –

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 same sauce is frequently served over poached chicken (called bonbon or bangbang chicken (棒棒鸡)), and on steamed, meat-filled dumplings in another Sichuan dish called suanla chaoshou. The corresponding Japanese dish is tantan-men, a form of ramen (formally 担担麺, as in Chinese, but often written with , or with 坦 instead of 担).

Alright – let’s tear into it!

TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen – Japan

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in dry sachet contents and 350ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Add in the liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

The noodle block.

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

A liquid base sachet.

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Oily!

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

The dry base sachet.

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Lots of vegetable bits and pieces.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion. The noodles aren’t bad – thin and with a nice chew. The broth has a bright kind of veggie taste to it with a good oiliness as well. The included vegetables hydrated well and were ubiquitous. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901520400539.

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

TableMark homer eaves vegetables end face 98g ~ 12 pieces

Future scenes at my house.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Here’s one from Javier over at www.BoxFromJapan.com – thank you! So Box From Japan is a subscription service – every month, you can get a different four bowls of instant ramen from Japan – pretty awesome!  This one’s wantan men – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about this variety –

A wonton (also spelled wantan, wanton, or wuntun in transcription from Cantonese; Mandarin: húndun or húntun) is a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese cuisines.

There are a number of related, Chinese-influenced noodle dishes in Japan, often served alongside ramen in ramen establishments. They do not include noodle dishes considered traditionally Japanese, such as soba or udon, which are almost never served in the same establishments as ramen. 

Wantan-men has long straight noodles and wonton, served in a mild, usually salt tasted soup.

You’ve probably had wonton soup in Chinese restaurants in the United States; watan men is like ramen with the wontons in there. Let’s give it a look!

Acecook Pork Wantan Men – Japan

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and pork. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Let steep covered for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

The noodle block.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

The dry base.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Kinda fluffy.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

The garnish sachet.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Vegetables, wantan and pig face fishcakes.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg and spring onion. The noodles were pretty good. Slight soft chew and mellowness. The broth is good too – good thickness and flavor. The wantan pieces are great – good size and really go well with the broth. Finally, the little piggy fishcakes are awesome. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071214265.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Acecook 1.5 times Super Cup pork ramen 120g ~ 12 pieces

An Acecook TV advertisement for this variety.

#2429: New Touch T’s Restaurant Sura Tanmen

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Went to Uwajimaya, a local Japanese grocery store chain in the northwest the other day. So I found that you can get chashu pork there – it’s really nice for Japanese instants since I can slap one on top! Indeed what I do is get a few packs of it from the deli and then bag them individually  and throw them in the freezer – it’s pricy stuff, but done this way it really stretches it a long way. So $15 or pork will yield me about 18-20 slices and since it’s frozen, it’ll last nicely until I’ve done that many Japanese reviews.

While there, we noticed a couple varieties of these cups. I hadn’t seen them before and thought why not get them. This is tanmen, not to be confused with tantanmen. While tantanmen features pork, tanmen usually is more about seafood. This one appears to be a variety inspired by a place called T’s Restaurant which it looks like is a Vegan friendly place. So let’s check it out.

New Touch T’s Restaurant Sura Tanmen – Japan

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Here’s the distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge). Indeed it appears to contain no meat or fish ingredients.

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in dry sachet and boiling water to fill line (approx 270ml). Cover and steep for 4 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

The noodle block. Noodles appear to be very thin. Also, the block appears to be very dense.

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

The dry base sachet.

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Looks like bean sprouts and possibly TVP among other things.

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

The liquid base sachet.

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Deep and dark with a strong scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out well. Thin and round in shape, they have a decent chew and backbone. However, they are easily broken when pursed by the lips. The broth has a lot of flavor for being a vegetarian variety. A kind of vinegar and sweet taste. The broth is augmented by little bits that hydrated very well. Indeed, a tasty cup of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4903088011394.

#2429: New Touch T's Restaurant Sura Tanmen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

New touch assorted vegetables sprouts miso ramen 82g ~ 12 pieces

A New Touch TV advertisement.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1879: Myojo Chicken Tanmen Flavour

This is what looks to be Myojo’s pack version of their chicken flavor bowl. I’m having a little trouble withe the tern ‘tanmen.’ I see it is a Japanese ramen style, but I’m thinking in this usage, it’s just meaning noodle soup. Let’s have a look.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 450ml boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A fine powder with a chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles had a good texture – a nice softness and heartiness. The broth indeed was chickenny and decent. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888107000015.

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A TV spot for Myojo Prawn Noodles.

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Myojo Singapore

Hooray! A box arrived today! I haven’t gotten one that I’ve had to sign for in a while. I’ve had a bag of instant noodles set aside for our postman and was able to hook him up – it’s great – when he comes to the door, he always says ‘more instant noodles!’ Let’s see what’s inside!

Hey cool – a Nissin Singapore t-shirt! Nissin SG makes Myojo products.

Never reviewed a mee poh or char mee variety before – sounds good – and it’s been ages since I’ve had a chicken abalone!

Some bowl varieties.

Some samples of the Myojo La Ramen line – spicy Mushroom and Spicy Lobster!

This poor Cup Noodles got beat up a little but I’ll be able to help it out once I open it. This is Kyushu White.

Finally, they sent along a couple of these neat erasers! Thanks!