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Tantanmen Ramen

Tantanmen (担々麺) derives from Chinese dan dan noodles, a typical dish of Sichuan. This ramen is served with a hot soup: velvety, tasty and spicy, it will win you over at the first taste!

Here's the tantanmen ramen recipe!


  • 500 gr of chicken pieces (both thighs and wings are fine, the important thing is that there are bones in addition to the meat)

  • 4 slices of sliced ginger + 1 grated piece

  • 1 spring onion

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste

  • rayu (chilli oil)

  • 1 tbsp mirin

  • 1 pak-choi

  • 100 gr minced pork

  • 3 tablespoons soy milk

  • vegetable oil

  • 1 spoon sake

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ramen noodles

  • salt


  • Prepare the broth by placing plenty of water, chicken, salt, 2 cloves of garlic, whole spring onion and ginger in a pot with high sides. Cook on low heat. Use a slotted spoon to clean the surface of the broth. Cook for at least 2 and a half hours: the broth must never boil over high heat and the pot must not be covered with a lid. Once ready, leave to cool at room temperature and then filter.

  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the pork for a couple of minutes. Add 1 clove of garlic and grated ginger. Deglaze with sake and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Keep aside.

  • Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan and cook the pack choi in it. Drain it and rinse it with cold water. Keep aside.

  • Heat the broth in a saucepan and add the soy milk. Keep warm.

  • In the bowl where the ramen will be served put: sesame paste, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and mirin. Mix and add the broth.

  • Cook the ramen noodles and drain them. Add them to the bowl with the broth.

  • Garnish with pak choi, pork and rayu.

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