Tantanmen is a Japanese take on Dan Dan Noodles, a Sichuan cuisine. While Dan Dan Noodles are usually soup-less, Tantanmen can be with or without soup. The common ingredients used for Tantanmen are sesame paste and soy milk, which mellows the spiciness and gives a nutty sweet flavor. Because sesame paste can be hard to find, we recommend trying peanut butter! Peanut butter is a good alternative for a nutty creamy flavor. Tantanmen can be easy, so try this recipe using our Signature Spicy Miso Ramen!
- 1 serving Signature Spicy Miso Ramen
- 1 ¾ cups Water
- 1 packet Signature Spicy Miso Ramen Soup Base
- 1 tbsp Peanuts Butter
- 80 g Ground Pork
- 1 Green Onion minced
- 1 tsp Ginger minced
- 1 tsp Doubanjiang
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- Salt and Pepper by preference
- La-yu Chili Oil by preference
- Add 1 tsp sesame oil to a deep-dish pan and heat the pan. Add in ground pork and stir-fry as you season the pork with salt and pepper.
- Add 1 tsp of minced ginger, ½ of minced green onions, and 1 tsp of doubanjiang to the pan and stir-fry.
- After the pork is cooked, set aside half of the meat for topping.
- With ½ of the meat still in the pan, Add 1 ¾ cups of water to the pan. As the water boils, add in the soup base. Lower the heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
- While the soup is simmering, mix 1 tbsp of peanut butter with a little bit of the soup in a separate bowl. Once the peanut butter is completely dissolved, add it back into the pan. Set aside.
- Follow the instructions on the package to cook the noodles.
- Once the noodles are cooked, drain well and place the noodles and soup (Step 5) to a bowl.
- Add the pork that was set aside for topping, and add ½ of the minced green onions to the bowl. Finish up by swirling in chili oil as you like.