JAPANESE TANTAN SOUP

picture of vegan Japanese tantan soup

There is a vegan restaurant at Tokyo main station called T’s Tantan. They have this amazing Japanese tantan soup that makes me get on a train through half the city, walk forever through the giant station and even buy a ticket for a train I don’t take, to get to the area where the restaurant is.

And every time again I come to the conclusion that this soup is worth the effort.

They were so nice to draw the ingredients on the wall, so I managed to create a tantan soup recipe at home very similar to the one at T’s Tantan.

 

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For the Japanese Tantan Soup you need:

for the soup:

2 teaspoons vegetable broth
2 cups water (480 ml)
1/2 cup oat- or soy milk (120 ml)
1 teaspoon miso shiro*
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup ground sesame seeds or tahini* (55 g)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin*
1/4 cup peanut butter (55 g)
1 teaspoon paprika powder
a pinch of chili

 

for the soy protein:

plant oil
1/2 scallion
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
1/3 cup textured soy protein (15 g)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup

and

7 oz ramen noodles (200 g)
1/2 scallion
2 baby bok choi
chili strings*
sesame seeds

 

How to make the Japanese Tantan Soup:

Heat water for the soy protein.

Chop the scallion, separate white part and green part.

Put the soy protein in boiling water and simmer for a few minutes.

In the meantime you can either grind sesame seeds into a fine paste in a mortar*

sesame in mortar

or just use tahini instead:

1/3 cup Tahin

Drain soy protein.

Heat water for the noodles.

In the meantime sauté ginger, white scallion and garlic in a skillet, then add the soy protein, ketchup and soy sauce, cook at moderate heat until brown.
Cook noodles according to instructions and set aside.

Combine veggie broth, sesame paste, peanut butter, soy sauce, paprika powder and mirin in a small pot, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and add chili, soy- or oat milk and miso.

soup decoration

Arrange the noodles and the bok choi leaves in two bowls and pour the soup in. Put the soy protein on top in the middle. Garnish with green scallions, chili strings and sesame seeds.

Tantan men, as this soup is called in Japanese, was inspired by the Chinese dish dandan noodles which I once tried in a Szechuan restaurant in Hamburg and was almost unable to finish it because it was so spicy!

The Japanese version is not that spicy, but feel free to add as much chili and chili oil as you like 🙂 

Japanese tantan soup

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JAPANESE TANTAN SOUP

Category: Rezepte, Uncategorized

Cuisine: japanisch

Servings: serves 2

picture of vegan Japanese tantan soup

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water (480 ml)
  • 1 scallion
  • 1/2 cup oat- or soy milk (120 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon miso
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, roasted and ground or tahini (55 g)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (55 g)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • a pinch of chili
  • 7 oz ramen noodles (200 g)
  • oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/3 cup textured soy protein (15 g)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 bok choi (outer leaves removed)
  • chili strings
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat water for the soy protein.
  2. Chop the scallion, separate white part and green part.
  3. Put the soy protein in boiling water and simmer for a few minutes.
  4. In the meantime grind sesame seeds into a fine paste in a mortar (optional).
  5. Drain soy protein.
  6. Heat water for the noodles.
  7. In the meantime sauté ginger, white scallion and garlic in a skillet, then add the soy protein, ketchup and soy sauce, cook at moderate heat until brown.
  8. Cook noodles according to instructions and set aside.
  9. Combine veggie broth, sesame paste, peanut butter, soy sauce, paprika powder and mirin, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and add chili, soy- or oat milk and miso.
  10. Arrange the noodles and the bok choi leaves in two bowls and pour the soup in. Put the soy protein on top in the middle. Garnish with green scallions, chili strings and sesame seeds.
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4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Omg!! I came back from Japan last month and today I was cravinnggggg T’s Golden Tan Tan and I was searching everywhere to try find one that sounded similar and then I came across your blog and you have the exact one I’m looking for ! 😍😍 Bless you I’m so stoked, trying it out today!!

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