A popular Japanese noodle dish. It's also known as "dan dan noodles" in Chinese cuisine, is a flavorful and spicy noodle soup that is made with thin, wheat-based Chinese-style noodles. These noodles are often cooked until they are tender but still slightly chewy.
Usually a spicy and savory concoction made from a mixture of ingredients like chicken or pork broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, and various spices. It's known for its rich and spicy flavor.
The tan tan sauce is a key component that gives this dish its distinctive flavor. It's made from ground pork, chili oil, Sichuan peppercorns, sesame paste or tahini, soy sauce, and other seasonings. The sauce is usually quite spicy and provides a creamy, nutty, and savory element to the dish.
The combination of these elements results in a satisfying and spicy noodle dish that is both flavorful and comforting. Tan tan ramen is often enjoyed in many ramen shops and restaurants, both in Japan and around the world, with variations on the recipe depending on regional preferences and chef creativity.